Sales Policy of Northern Springs Farm

northern springs farm sales policy

Below is a copy of my Sales Policy, and Contract & Terms.

Please note: it’s a formality and is written as such. But, I love my customers and truly enjoy my interactions with you! So if this sounds strict and formal – it’s simply the way it needs to be written but that’s not who I am 🙂

All buyers will be required to read this policy before purchasing from Northern Springs Farm.

Contact:

  • It is the buyer’s responsibility to remain in contact with me. Any email sent from Northern Springs Farm to the buyer/interested party MUST be replied to within 3 days. If a total of 3 emails, sent consecutively 3 days apart, have not been replied to at all by the buyer/interested party, you lose A) your nonrefundable initial payment, B) the goat and C) any further ability to purchase from Northern Springs Farm in this year. The animal will be re-sold.

Email List:

  • Email list: voluntary sign up of interested people to Northern Springs Farm email list.
  • Being on the Northern Springs Farm Waiting List indicates you have expressed interest in a kid, either Kiko or Nigerian Dwarf. No monetary payment is needed to be on this list.
  • Please check your spam folder and put my email address on your safe contacts list.
  • This list works on the First Come First Served principle. When I have goats for sale, I will email the entire list. Whoever picks up / pays for the goat(s) first will receive the goat(s).

Selection & Registration – Kikos & registered Nigerian Dwarfs:

  • All Kiko kids will be retained until they are 5 months old unless otherwise stated.
  • A nonrefundable initial payment will not hold a Kiko kid before they are 5 months old unless otherwise stated.
  • You must request registration if you want your kid(s) registered.
  • If you have requested a registered kid, a 50% nonrefundable initial payment is required before I will send in the appropriate paperwork.
  • All animals sold will be tattooed and/or ear tagged.
  • If a kid is purchased as registered, Northern Springs Farm will be responsible for sending in registration papers to NKR/CGS. Price of the goat(s) will include these costs. Registration in any other registries is fully the buyer’s responsibility.
  • Northern Springs Farm will also be responsible for transferring registration papers and ownership of purchased goat(s) to the buyer in a timely manner.
  • If a doe is bred by a Northern Springs Farm buck at the farm, the kids – if they are to be registered – must be registered in and carry the Northern Springs Farm herd name.

Reservations & Deposits:

  • Reservation means you have put a monetary deposit on a Northern Springs Farm goat(s)
  • I am not able to hold goats by verbal agreement. Buyers must send 50% of the full price to hold goat(s) for later pickup.
  • A deposit must be received within 3 days of stating you want the goat(s) and/or of stating that you will send a deposit. If a deposit is not received within 3 days, the goat(s) will be put back up for sale and available to other buyers.
  • A 50% nonrefundable initial payment will hold your goat for 7 days after payment is received; unless otherwise arranged. If you have not made any additional arrangements after exceeding the 7 day period, there will be a $3.00 per day boarding charge added to the remainder of the amount due. If the goat(s) still have not been picked up by day 28 from when the deposit was received, you forfeit the goat and all monies. No refunds. The goat(s) will go to next interested party.
  • I do not hold goats for long lengths of time. The best timeline is for pickup within a week, 2 weeks at the very most.
  • Nonrefundable initial payments will only be refunded if the animal gets sick, injured, dies or becomes unavailable while in my care.
  • Initial payments will not be refunded if the intended buyer backs out.
  • I do not take nonrefundable initial payments for unborn kids or Kiko kids under 3 months of age unless otherwise stated.
  • No animal will be taken off the sales page until an initial payment is received; Sale Pending will be placed beside the animal while negotiations are going on.

Payments:

  • A 50% initial, nonrefundable payment is required to hold goat(s)
  • The nonrefundable initial payment may be made in cash, e-transfer, or by personal cheque.
  • Final payment must be in cash or via e-transfer.
  • Initial payments and final payments are not refundable.
  • No goat will leave the premises of Northern Springs Farm until paid for in full.

Guarantees:

  • The animal is guaranteed healthy to the best of my knowledge at the time of sale. Health is not guaranteed once the animal has left my care.
  • I do not guarantee the fertility of any goat.
  • If a doe is bred by a Northern Springs Farm at the farm, I do not offer guarantees on successful gestation or kidding.
  • I do not guarantee any type of performance in any way of any goat. There are too many variables.

Health:

  • The Northern Springs Farm herd is not a tested herd at the time of this writing. (12/25/2020)
  • I do not vaccinate. Deworming is done either herbally or with essential oils.
  • Always offer fresh grass (if available) or quality hay and clean water when you receive your goat(s).
  • Any testing requested by the buyer may potentially be done at buyers expense. Contact for more information.
  • Goat(s) are guaranteed healthy to the best of my knowledge at the time of sale. Health is not guaranteed once the animal has left my care.
  • Northern Springs Farm is not responsible if goat(s) should become ill, injured or die after the date of purchase & pickup.

Records:

  • Copies of health, breeding, kidding, production, weight gains and any miscellaneous records of each goat will be provided at the time of sale.
  • Records are kept to the best of my knowledge and ability.

Pickup:

  • I do not deliver or ship. Transportation is the concern of the buyer.
  • No goat will leave the premises of Northern Springs Farm until paid for in the full amount.
  • Goat(s) must be picked up in a timely manner.
  • A 50% nonrefundable initial payment will hold your goat for 7 days after payment is received; unless otherwise arranged. If you have not made any additional arrangements after exceeding the 7 day period, there will be a $3.00 per day boarding charge added to the remainder of the amount due. If the goat(s) still have not been picked up by day 14, you forfeit the goat and all monies. No refunds. The goat(s) will go to the next interested party.

Other:

  • I retain the right to use pictures and/or information of sold animal(s).
  • Northern Springs Farm also reserves the right to retain any reserved goat for any reason. If this done, payments will be refunded.
  • Northern Springs Farm reserves the right to refuse any sale for any reason, at any time on any animal. This can be done up until the Bill of Sale/Transfer is signed.

By reading this policy and sending a nonrefundable initial payment, you, the buyer, state that you have read and understand this entire contract and agree to all terms, conditions, and responsibilities laid out in this contract and sales policy.

Sales Policy of Northern Springs Farm

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