Looking to purchase, sell or give away dairy goats in the Asheville area?
While we're not breeding goats at this time, you may want to contact the Piedmont Dairy Goat Association at 828-779-1055. This is a pretty large, local group of hobby farmers, backyard goat ranchers and even people with sizeable herds. Chances are, someone in the group probably has, or is interested in, whatever it is that you need -- in terms of dairy goats.
People often ask if we, or any of our neighbors, sell raw goat milk off their farm. Unfortunately, we do not. As far as we know, the sale of raw milk for human consumption is still prohibited in North Carolina.
Another goat related question we hear surprisingly often is if we rent our Toggenburg buck goat for breeding purposes. Sorry, but we can't be of service there, either. Our Byron been castrated so that we don't have to put up with his ornery behavior or horrible smell for 6 months every year. The Carl Sandburg National Home in Flat Rock, NC has a wonderful herd that includes Toggenburgs. If you contact the farm manager there, they may be able to point you in the right direction.
Lastly, the question of renting goats for weed-eating purposes comes up occasionally. Apparently, around 2010 the Mountain Express newspaper featured a farm from somewhere here in Western North Carolina that specializes in this. You may want to contact that publication.