— The Goatzz Team

Emerald C Ranch

Breeding Quality Nigerian Dwarf Goats for Show and Milk.

Summer & Brian Cataldo
1282 County Road 263Gainesville, TX 76240
9405809226 (email preferred)
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Located on 48 acres in the Eastern Cross Timbers, thick with post oaks, blackjack oaks and bramble, Emerald C Ranch really is a Sea of Green!

Our first dream of our move to the country included owning a herd of goats. The versatility of the goat (milk, meat and fiber) is what attracted us, fitting perfectly into our vision of a more self-sustaining lifestyle. We wanted to start small, and so we did. With the great milk production of such a small animal, along with the correct body proportions, we were drawn to the Nigerian Dwarf goats. We now focus solely on the Nigerian Dwarf as a dairy goat. They are small, hardy and manageable with just the right amount of milk, which is ideal for providing milk to a small family or used to boost the fat content of other milk!

Along with our herd of goats we have several cats, two livestock protection dogs and a varying number of chickens. Our goats provide us with milk and meat, the cats help to control pest populations, the dogs keep away unwanted domestic and wild animals, and the chickens provide us with eggs and meat. I've often compared the dynamics of the ranch to a soap opera, with interactions and drama almost constant. Obviously, we love it and it provides us with endless entertainment and challenges.

Sorry, we aren't able to accommodate Farm Tours at this time and do not have open hours. Email us at emerald.c.ranch@gmail.com to setup an appointment to view or pickup sale animals.


Farm Terms & Financing

Prices quoted are for pickup from Emerald C Ranch, located near Gainesville, TX. Add'l charges (health certs, kennels, shipping etc), are the responsibility of the buyer. If crossing state lines for pickup, check the transport reqs for those states, which could cause delays in pickup.
A $100 deposit will hold a goat, posted for sale, of your choice for one month. Sales are final once the goat leaves the farm. Cash preferred, and REQUIRED if paying at pickup. Payment due in full prior to receiving any animal.
If the buyer wishes to cancel or is unable to complete the sale prior to pickup, a refund, minus the deposit, will be given. The seller reserves the right to cancel a sale prior to pickup, for any reason, in which case a full refund of any payment, including the deposit, will be given.
Animals will be healthy upon pickup, however we cannot warrant the health of an animal once it leaves the farm.
Changes to these terms may be made on a case by case basis by the seller.

Quality Nigerian Dwarf Goats

We participate in DHI milk test, Linear Appraisal and show our goats to ensure we breed the best goats for our customers. We own several champion goats and have many does who have earned their milk stars.

We do not take reservations or keep a list. We breed for spring kids, so look for new kids around March each year!

While our focus is producing show and milk quality kids, we do occasionally sell mature bucks and does, does in milk, wethers and non-breeding quality kids.

The breeding herd is tested annually for CAE and any new animals for CAE, CL and Johnes. Please email us to make an appointment to view or pickup sale animals.