Farms is located in De Queen, Arkansas, in the Southwest corner of the state. We are about an hour's drive from
Texarkana, AR, 45 minutes from Idabel, OK, or 1 hour from New Boston, TX. On our farm, we raise ADGA registered Saanen, Nubian, and Experimental dairy goats. We
also have a few NPGA registered pygmy goats, along with a one grade pygmy.
Although we only make a few
shows a year, we strive to raise healthy, friendly dairy goats that milk heavily but can also do well in the show ring.
Since our children are now grown and don't show anymore, our pygmy goats no longer go to any shows but
we have healthy, hardy, friendly pygmies. Our youngest pygmy does are getting on towards retirement and after 2012,
we will have few if any pygmy babies.
We test regularly for CAE and maintain a CAE-free herd.
Our last test was done by BioPryn on January 8, 2014 with all dairy does on the farm testing negative.
After two initial tests, the pygmies and the bucks are only tested if they are exposed to any outside animals. Although
we have not tested for CL or Johnnes, we have never had any indication of these problems in any goat on the farm.
If a buyer is willing to pay for testing, we will gladly test any animal for any disease if requested. Testing will
need to be paid for in advance by the buyer along with a deposit for the animal. If any problems are discovered,
this money would be refunded. We have been members of the Voluntary Scrapie Eradication program in Arkansas
since it's beginning and have scrapie tags avaliable, if needed.
In Janaury of 2009, we tested our purebred Nubians for G6S, a genetic
disorder in some Nubian lines. We were happy to discover that both our Nubian bucks were normal and not carriers
of G6S as were the does we tested. All our purebreds have either tested normal or are normal because both parents are
normal. In 2010, we tested our older Experimental does of Nubian ancestry. We were happy to find all were
also normal so all Nubian goats here in 2010 and all kids to come from those animals will be G6S
normal. In 2012 and the years following, all Nubians and Experimentals are G6S normal as all are either descended
from G6S normal parents or have been tested by us or the herd from which they were purchased.
We do leave our kids with their
dams for we feel they just grow better and are healthier. We handle them daily so most are friendly and used to people.
If prior arrangements are made, we can remove a kid from its dam at birth and raise it on pasteurized milk, but it must go
to its new home within a few days. All kids are disbudded at an early age but at times scurs will appear. We will
only leave horns on a kid if it is paid for in full within a week of birth.
Our kids are treated with coccidia
preventative and all of our goats are given routine CdT vaccinations, BoSe and copper supplements, are dewormed and have their
hooves trimmed at regular intervals as needed. We strongly support the 4-H and FFA youth programs and feel they
were fantastic for our children and are great for others.
Thank you for visiting our website and please feel free
to contact us with any questions you may have!
In 2010, Hoyt Farms was once again the Premier
Saanen Breeder at the Arkansas State Fair and had the Reserve Champion Junior and Senior Saanen does. We also had the
Grand Champion Junior Nubian doe and the Reserve Champion Senior Nubian doe! We are really proud of how our girls did
In 2012, we were the Premier Saanen Breeder and Exhibitor with both Grand and Reserve Senior Champion
and Reserve Junior Champion.
In 2013, we were once again the Premier Saanen Breeder and Exhibitor with both Grand
and Reserve Junior Champions and Best Three Juniors. We only took one yearling Saanen milker and she won her class,
along with Best Udder. We also had the Reserve Champion Senior and Junior Nubians and 3rd place Best Three
Junior Does with some strong competition!