Looking for French Alpine Buck in Montana

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by ALM Capra, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. ALM Capra

    ALM Capra New Member

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    Sep 30, 2020
    Missoula, MT
    Hi, I am looking for a French Alpine buck to for breeding purposes for next fall. The buck I have used in the past is related to all my current does, so I would like to find a different gene pool. If anyone has advice or knows anyone in the Montana area, Idaho would even be acceptable. I'd appreciate it.
     
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  2. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Are you a member of ADGA? They publish a book every year in March (I think) listing all the names and addresses and breeds of everyone in ADGA. It is a valuable recourse to find breeders of all the different breeds in all the states (and a lot of other countries).

    Craigslist is a possible area to look as well as your local vet, 4-H office, Facebook (I have heard they have a sale area, not sure, don't FB). Good luck on your search.

    Be sure and whatever you get, make sure he is from a healthy herd and the dam looks good, etc. (you probably know all that!)
     
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  3. fivemoremiles

    fivemoremiles Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    western montana
    Welcome to TGF. I live in the Zoo too. Alpines are few and far between in our area. the folks I knew that had Alpines sold then because of health reasons. contact the 4-H office and find who runs the Goat barn at the fair they will most likely send you in the right direction.
    Hamilton fair has a good goat program too. but the Bitteroot has health issues so be carfull
     
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