Ahart Acres

Tennessee Fainting Goats and Poultry

About Us

Welcome to our webpage!  We are located just outside of Lebanon, Oregon in an area called Sodaville which is a very small unincorporated town in the Willamette Valley. We bought our first "fainters" back in 2005 and brought them here from Arizona. Since then we have acquired many new bloodlines to improve the herd and are very pleased with the quality of animal we are producing. All of our goats are registered with the MGR (Myotonic Goat Registry), we participate in both MGR and FGG shows. In finding the myotonic goat, we have found the perfect animal for us. Easy on the fences, parasite resistant, excellent mothers, and above all personality plus! Once you look into the eyes of a "fainting goat", I'm sure you'll agree, they are a rare treasure and we can't imagine life without them.


myspace layouts, myspace codes, glitter graphics  2023 kidding season is just around the corner, kids should start arriving in December of 22 and continue into April. Join us as we enter our 18th year raising Oregon's finest Myotonics! We will update as often as we can, unfortunately our website has been being a bugger lately! 
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A Breeders Life

A Breeders Life.....

A Breeder (with a capital B) is one who thirsts for knowledge and never really knows it all, one who wrestles with decisions of conscience, convenience, and commitment. One that shares this knowledge and guides those interested.

A Breeder is one who sacrifices personal interests, finances, time, friendships, fancy furniture, and deep pile carpeting! She gives up the dreams of a long luxurious cruise in favor of turning that all important show into this year's "vacation".
The Breeder goes without sleep in hours spent planning a breeding or watching anxiously over the birth process, and afterwards, over every little wiggle or cry.

The Breeder skips dinner parties because that doe is due or the kids have to be fed at eight. She disregards birth fluids and puts mouth to mouth, to save a gasping newborn, literally blowing life into a tiny helpless creature that may be the culmination of a lifetime of dreams.
A Breeder's lap is a marvelous place where animals of proud and noble heritage often snooze.
A Breeder's hands are strong and firm and often soiled, but ever so gentle and sensitive to the thrusts of a kids wet nose.

A Breeder's back and knees are usually arthritic from bending and sitting in the kidding stall,  but are strong enough to guide that new little kid to maturity.
A Breeder's shoulders are often heaped with responsibility, but they're wide enough to support the weight of a thousand defeats and frustrations.
A Breeder's arms are always able to wield a mop, rake, or shovel, support an armful of kids, or lend a helping hand to a newcomer.

A Breeder's ears are wondrous things, sometimes red (from being talked about), or strangely shaped (from being pressed against a phone receiver). Often deaf to criticism, yet always fine tuned to the cry of an anxious kid.
A Breeder's brain is foggy on faces, but can recall pedigrees faster than an IBM computer.
The Breeder's heart is often broken, but it beats strongly with hope everlasting.......and it's always in the right place! Oh, yes, there are breeders, and then, there are Breeders!!!

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Herd Health

We tested our herd in October 2008, all negative for CL and CAE.
Herd tested again November 2011, all negative for CL, CAE, and Johnes.  We did a random test of goats in 2015 and 2019, all negative. 
And of course any new goats added to our herd are quarantined and tested. 

Fainting Goats

The Tennesee Fainting Goat can be traced back to the 1880's to Marshall County, Tennessee. They are also known as Myotonic Goats, Nervous Goats, Scare Goats, Fainters, or Wooden Leg Goats depending on what part of the country you are in. The goats do not actually faint, they have a genetic characteristic (myotonia congenita), which causes their muscles to stiffen up on them. When they are startled or surprised they will stiffen up and often fall over, this usually only lasts 10 to 15 seconds and then they are up and around like nothing ever happened. This is not painful for them and does not effect their lifespan.  Fainting goats are considered meat goats and have about 40% more muscle than the average dairy goat of the same size

How to Contact Us-click on our name to send us an e-mail!


Lisa Ohling  and Allan Ahart - owners

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