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 purebred Nubian
dairy goats and both purebred and American Saanen 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 test regularly for CAE and maintain
a CAE-free herd. Our last test was done by BioPryn on January 8, 2018 with
all dairy does on the farm testing negative. After two initial tests, 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.
Arkansas is a TB and brucellosis free state, and we are free of those problems as well.
In 2009 and 2010, we tested our purebred
Nubians for G6S, a genetic disorder in some Nubian lines. We were happy to discover that all of our Nubians tested
normal and we had no carriers or any affected animals. Thus we can say with confidence that all our Nubian goats
are G6S normal as all are either descended from G6S normal parents or have been tested by us or the herd from which they
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
as kids need to be disbudded early and most people do not want horns on dairy animals. We also do not encourage leaving
horns on dairy goats!
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.
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|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!
In 2014, we were Premier Saanen Breeder and Exhibitor showing the Grand Champion Junior, Hoyt
Farms Easy To Be, and the Reserve Champion Senior and Best Udder, Hoyt Farms Calliope. We also had the Grand Champion
Senior Nubian and Best Udder, TLC-Farms April Showers.
In 2015, at the Arkansas Goat Producers Spring Quad show we were so proud to have our doe, TLC-Farms
April Showers, finish her championship and go Best Doe In Show in two of the four rings! Hoyt Farms Exceptional went
Grand in all four Saanen rings.
In 2017, we made two shows and two of our Junior Saanen does were able to win dry legs.
We are pleased with our Two-Ceders Frank daughters and anticipating seeing them as milkers in 2018.