Thank you for visiting Mountaindell Farm's website! We are a small family farm located in North Plains, Oregon. While our emphasis is on breeding Alpine dairy goats and Boer meat goats, we also raise meat chickens and feeder pigs in the summer (with our extra goat milk), as well as a few Icelandic sheep and Jersey steers.
We strive to breed American Alpine dairy goats that are easy keepers and good producers. This means they must be healthy and have good body structure. Our herd is registered with the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA) and we participate in Linear Appraisal annually, along with DHIA milk test monthly. We also attend goat shows as we are able. Our herd is tested annually for CAE and we have always been negative*. We also test for CL and Johnnes occasionally (we tested all of our bucks in 2020) and have always been negative. We have begun testing our dairy goats for Alpha s1 Casein (higher As1 is linked to more proteins for cheese, etc.; low As1 is linked to milk more suitable for those with milk sensitivities).
Kidding season 2021 is done, though we do have a few does due in November. Unfortunately, we had a buck year and do not have any more doe kids for sale. We do have three nice buck kids available. Please check out our Contact Us page.
Milkers will be available in the future--ask and we'll try to find the right goat for your needs!
We offer breeding service with our senior bucks to CAE-free does, starting at $50.
In 2021 we are raising 9 GOS heritage pigs but we are taking a year off from raising Cornish Cross meat chickens this year. Our meat chickens and pigs are raised in our pastures--naturally, without antibiotics. (If antibiotics are medically necessary to save the life of an animal, we will use them and then will always disclose it to our buyers).
Thank you for stopping by!
Mark and Kristin Shipman, Sarah Shipman
Page Last Updated September 5, 2021
*CAE Test disclosure: We had one doe test positive in February, 2019, when we tested her the day after giving her a CDT vaccine (which we later learned could produce a false positive test.) We retested her 3 weeks later and she tested negative (her daughter's test and her previous tests were always negative). We have concluded that her February test was a false positive due to the vaccine.