I have done 100s of hours of research, started prepping my land, and already built a shelter. Now I cant find goats. I have approximately 5 acres of wooded hillside and one acre of flat pasture ready for some goats to call home. I will work on fencing over the winter( I have help ready and willing) and finalize the shelter with bedding and benches around the perimiter also. I am hoping to aquire some angora goats next spring and start out small. I am interested in starting with 2 or 3. Where do you find goats to buy? The online classifieds ( FB and craigslist are loaded with 5th generation mutts and hillbilly bred goats) and all the angora goat breeders pages within 300 miles webpage are 5 years out of date. I have no interest in the meat or the milk from goats. I could possibly use dairy for the sake of making soap, but I really love the idea of angoras. They will be pets more than anything at first and maybe over time accumulate enough of them to make some mo eye off of mohair. I have owned them before so I understand the commitment they require. Any ideas of where to find them? I am in northern WV and see goats everywhere but none ever sells them.
4H, FFA, and state fair (presumably overlap there) will probably be great resources for finding names. Same with state extension service, you could dig around here and find out who to call and then ask away. https://extension.wvu.edu/agriculture/livestock
When we looked for a specific breed, we found a statewide organization for that breed. We went to their directory listing and started calling and emailing till we got a response by one of them that was willing to sell. It was a 2 hour trip one way but we got them.
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