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THE PYGORA GOAT IS OUR "TRUE STRESS BUSTER™".
Have you ever had a bad day? A day when you just wanted to run and hide from the rest of the world. Stop! We have found the perfect cure for this situation. The Pygora goat is a "true stress buster™". They are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and remove everything else from your mind. These darling little goats will bring so much joy into your life. We are Pygora goat owners, breeders & handspinners and can't imagine our life without them. The Pygora goat is more than just a fleece and fiber goat. If given the chance they will become your entertaining friend.
Linda Garrett

Our "Merlin" crossed the Rainbow Bridge March 10, 2012


THE PYGORA FLEECE IS FLYING OFF OF OUR PYGORA GOATS.
Calling All Handspinners...NEW Pygora Fiber For Sale!

Our gorgeous Pygora fiber has been washed and commercially dehaired. Now it is ready for you to start spinning. Check it out at Pygora Fleece & Pygora Fiber Sandra Goede, "CONGRATULATIONS" on your 1st Place win at the N. E. Washington Fair with your 100% Pygora handspun yarn. The fleece was shorn from a Garrett Ranch Pygora goat.

Merlin on the front cover of the Feb/March 2002 cover of The Goat Magazine

PYGORA GOAT & HANDSPINNING EVENTS CALENDAR!
We keep adding more 2013/2015 events to our Pygora Goat Events & 4-H Calendar. It is full of fiber and fleece, weaving, knitting, spinning and Pygora goat events, workshops, retreats and festivals from all over the USA and beyond! If you know of any 4-H or adult spinning, weaving, goat, fiber or fleece event not listed in our calendar send us an email. The youth of today are our future and they need as much support as possible. Check out our Pygora Goat
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THE GARRETT RANCH WAS A FEATURED PYGORA GOAT BREEDER!
The Garrett Ranch is honored to have been a featured Pygora Goat breeder in a past issue of “The GOAT Magazine”. Our Supreme Champion buck "Merlin" adorns the cover. The article is packed with tips and information on the Pygora goat. In case you missed it, click on the magazine cover to read the article on-line.

LEARN ALL ABOUT PYGORA GOATS AT
THE PYGORA UNIVERSITY™!

The Pygora University ™ provides a forum for educating all those interested in the wonderful Pygora goat. The Pygora University™is dedicated to the continuing education of all those interested in this breed and their fleece. The contents of the Pygora University™ will continue to grow more educational material. The tuition is FREE. You can learn by checking out our Pygora Goats 101 and learn the history of the Pygora goat or Pygora Goat Care and learn some Pygora goat health facts and more tips or Pygora Goat Fleece Types there are more then three. Read the Pygora Goat Fleece Breed Standards Pygora Fleece. Check out Our Pygora Thoughts . Would you like to see what items go into an outstanding Pygora Goat Medical Kit? Want to learn the language of the handspinner? How about perusing our Spinning Term section. Can you identify these poisonous plants: Poison Hemlock, Tansy Ragwort, Field Horsetail, Buttercup, Yew, Oleander, Bracken Fern, Nightshade and St. John's-Wort? If not, protect your Pygora goats and take the OMAF Poisonous Plant Quiz.

Professor Goatie's™ class is always open. Be sure to attend!


SHOWING YOUR PYGORA GOATS!
Pygora Minor, Pygora Major and Pygora Disqualifying Faults!

Know what the Pygora goat judge is looking for before you enter the show ring. Pygora Disqualifying Faults: Goat not meeting the minimum height, color markings of other breeds, pendulous ears, malocclusions, crooked face, natural hornlessness, white socks start at the hoof past the knee or hock, (Buck) multiple teats, not having two testicles of even size, (Buck & Doe) not proven fertility. Pygora Major Faults: Rangy or cobby, no fleece on the goat or available in a box, protruding eyes, sway back in does under 5 years and all bucks, rump to long or short, too steep or level, weal pasterns, labored movement, narrow tracking, cow-hocked, posty-legged and sickle-hocked. Pygora Minor Faults: Sway back in senior does over 5 years, neck short very thick or willowy and thin, scurs depending on size and position, (Doe) multiple teats, uneven udder, teats to small for milking, pendulous over large udder. Have fun showing!

Goaties in for the night!
THE GARRETT RANCH!
HOW WE PROTECT OUR PYGORA GOATS HEALTH AND WELL BEING AT HOME! When the public comes to visit our Pygora goat ranch we ask for their co-operation by wearing protective footware or stepping through a disinfectant before going into goat areas. This could protect our herd from hoof rot, etc. All new goats must have a clean bill of health from a licensed veterinarian before arrival. These same animals are kept in quarantine. After taking our pygora goats off of our ranch they are placed in quarantine before returning to the herd. We learned this lesson the hard way. Our goal is to always have healthy and protected animals. Did you know that 155,000 goats and kids died, in the US, during 2004, because of predators, according to a NASS report? These predators include coyotes, dogs, mountain lions, cougars, bears, bobcats, eagles, and foxes plus other predators. You can help prevent your goaties from becoming a statistic by providing good fencing, safe housing, a guardian dog, llamas, or a donkey. Pictured:Our Goaties, safe in the barn for the night.

OUR PYGORA FIBER IS READY FOR YOU TO START SPINNING.

Check it out at Pygora Fleece & Pygora Fiber

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Send A Musical "Have A GREAT Day!" GoatieGram™!
We hope that you will enjoy sending a special Garrett Ranch GoatieGram™. Send our "FREE" personalized, musical greeting. You can announce the arrival of your new "Pygora Goat kid", or wish that special person, "Happy Birthday", "Have a wonderful day", or simply "I'm sorry" or "I love you" or "Job well done". You can even select music. New images will continue to be added. Please let us know how you like the GoatieGram™.

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