Hello, welcome to our farm in Hiwassee. We are located in the mountains of South Western Virginia, on a 150 acre farm and have found a special joy in working to save the breeds of Tennessee Fainting Goats and Karakachan livestock guardian dogs.
Last updated: 10/29/14
We are proud to support the South West Virginia Direct Fresh Initiative and you can find us listed under the "Farm & Vineyard" tab here: http://www.swvafreshdirect.com
Syncope Falls Farm
Syncope Falls Farm has never had a case of Johnes, CAE, or Caseous Lymphnitous (CL) in any of our goats. But due to several inquiries by farms interested in our stock, we are having these tests performed on our herd to ensure buyers of the health of our Fainters. On December 2008, we tested all of our herd over the age of 11 months - and all test results were negative. We've had followup testing performed on July 28, 2009, May 5, 2010, June 5, 2012, and July 5, 2014. All results continue to be negative.
With our focus on herd health, we only purchase goats from farms that have also tested for Johnes, CAE or CL. Once we bring them to the farm, they are quarantined for two months and retested again. Our goal is to continue to raise healthy, happy goats!
Breeders of Fainting Goats &
Karakachan Livestock Guardian Dogs
All of our goats are registered - either with the International Fainting Goat Association (IFGA) or the Myotonic Goat Registry (MGR) - or both.
We are excited to share the news that one of our Karakachan pups is working in Alaska and you can see her on the Discovery Channel TV Show, Alaska: The Last Frontier.
Click Here to see a clip from the show.
We can not imagine a better home for her than with Charlotte and Otto. We have so enjoyed the stories and pictures Charlotte has shared with us. And any puppy raising advice we can provide, we'll be happy for the opportunity to do so.
Sharing the Joy of the Faint
Thanks to Valerie Kinzey, we were happy to share the wonderful fun of fainting goats with this great home school group, Blacksburg Classical Conversations. We held a class on everything goat and then did field work on catching, holding and getting your fainting goat ready for Halloween (which is very important - the goats take this holiday very seriously). We were very pleased that many fine, creative, future herdhands were discovered!