Hoyt 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. 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.
We also have a few NPGA
registered pygmy goats, along with a one grade pygmy. Our pygmies are very old now and it is doubtful we will have
any kids for 2015, although sometimes they surprise us.
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!
|BABIES EVERYWHERE IN THE SPRING OF 2014
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!