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This is the time of year that many of us will either be buying or selling some of our livestock. So we've glommed onto a couple of "Beware" lists - one for the seller and one for the buyer. These are a few of the things you might wish to consider as you enter (as buyer or seller) one of these transactions.

Hopefully these hints will help you conclude a pleasant and successful transaction. As the seller, you are responsible for providing an animal that is genetically capable of providing function and/or beauty. As the buyer, you are responsible for providing that animal with the best care so that it grows out to its full genetic potential. I think the greatest compliment (certainly the most satisfying one) I ever received was when Elizabeth Buch told me that I'd raised one of her beloved babies even better than she could have. I had the distinct privilege of working with a genetically superior animal and knew that she had produced under my stewardship greater amounts of milk and butterfat than any of Elizabeth's other animals. It was a source of great pride to both Elizabeth and myself. And some day, I will have to write a small article about Elizabeth. She was one of the great pioneers of the dairy goat industry here in the US. She was also an interesting person and a generous mentor. I miss her.


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