Howdy, and welcome to our nook in the beautiful woods of the Brazos Valley of southeastern Central Texas! We are the Snowden family, and it is here that we strive to be faithful husbandmen and women of the Lord in our calling to serve as a source of high quality Alpine and Nubian family milking goats, and American Mammoth Jackstock riding donkeys.
First and foremost, our goal is to glorify God in all things and at all times. As we continually repair to such a gloriously high standard, we seek to practice this goal in one aspect by striving to breed Alpine and Nubian dairy goats that will serve both our family and yours as delightful providers of delicious and nutritious milk.
As we seek to fulfill this calling, among others, we must continually stay focused – in numbers and activities. For this reason, we keep our herds small. By always keeping our numbers pared down, we can give each animal daily personal attention and concentrate on quality in our animals’ conformation, production, and the care they receive.
Striving for Excellence
We strive to found our production on genetically proven lines. By working with pedigrees filled with names renowned for longevity and production, we can more consistently produce outstanding goats that satisfy your needs. We seek to employ our skill and experience in judging livestock to carefully select breeding stock that will produce well in the pasture and dairy parlor, providing you with plentiful, delicious milk for years to come, and on the trail, providing you with years of riding pleasure.
High Standards of Care
We seek to be very careful about our animals’ health, for the “righteous man regardeth the life of his beast” (Prov. 12:10). Our animals are kept in good shape by providing high quality feed and care. They also benefit from regular vaccinations performed by a licensed veterinarian, and a regular parasite control program. We have all of our foundation goats tested for CL and CAE, and quarantine and test any newcomers from non-CL and CAE free herds. All of our goats come ready to unload on your farm — with a hoof trim; deworming; current vaccinations and supplements, and registration papers.
Gentle animals are some of the most enjoyable livestock, since they are easy to treat and handle, safer to work, and just plain fun to be around! That’s exactly what we raise, because we work with our herd every day. We attend nearly every birth, so they are handled and loved from the moment they are born.
Although our animals are accustomed to people and will follow you around the pasture, don’t expect them to behave like dolls — because goats will be goats, donkeys will be donkeys, and both are delightful!
Serving Our Customers
Our animals come to you gentle, and in the topmost condition, ready to begin producing for you. That’s the first half of what makes Snowden Family Farm’s goats such an outstanding value. The second half is our service. As devout Christians, we take seriously that we should do all things as if for Christ, and believe that we should treat others as we wish to be treated.
We strive to provide good service with unquestionable honesty. To the best of our ability, records are accurate, and you can ask us questions about our goats, knowing that we are going to give you a truthful, straightforward answer, because we mean what we say.
We strive to provide superior customer service, so you can count on us being there for you after the sale. Feel free to e-mail us with a question about your new goats or donkeys at any time.