Can anyone give me an idea of what is typically charged for a stud fee? My goat is a Nigi, and the buck she she'll mate with is a beautiful, registered blue-eyed boy who has a history of siring (sp?) wonderful kids.
I'm sure that it varies based on area. I'm in Colorado (Denver-ish).
If there's any other info I can provide that would affect your response, please let me know!
We charge $35 to select does, and thats what everybody in the area charges, and we have a lot of really nice bucks in this area.
OH My. I charge between $150.00 to $250.00. I could not afford the charge $35.00, that will not even cover the hay. They stay with me for two months unless I know for a fact they are bred and i saw it happen.
For 4Hers I charge the $150.00. I guess it depends on what your options are and how many you have to chose from. Mine have the best in show at the Estes Park Wool Market.
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To me it's going to depend on conformation and pedigree. If it is just an amazing buck from high quality genetics, breeding, etc. I would say around $150 to $250. If it is just a so so registered buck, then maybe $70 to $100. When I had unreg. pygmies I studded my buck out at $50, the does would stay for around a week (if I remember correctly), but we don't do stud service anymore.
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$250 to breed to T-Bolt and $2 a day for boarding them. Fed once in the AM & once in the PM plus hay. 1 acre paddock with bahia & bermuda grass. 45 days max.
When they move on I mow and lime and spray with pyrethrin. Then the paddock lays fallow for 60 days or until time to use for breeding again.
We require a health paper and delice before the folks can bring them in.
We have 2 breedings lined up in Nov & Dec. Prospector will have to take care of our girls!
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I do not offer stud services but do lease my bucks on occasion but am VERY picky about where they go. I charge about $40-50 per doe bred while out on lease. If I offered stud services then it would cost about $75-100. I have really nice bucks (two with blue eyes, all with great genetics) but did not show them this year and am unable to do milk testing right now.
sincwe i get every goat person wanting to breed their backyard goats to my show bucks.. i have a breeding contract. I'll only allow service to does registered with one of 3 associations (ADGA,AGS,NDGA). All does must test negative for CAE and CL ( within 6 months). and then i charge anywhere from 75-150 stud fee depending on the buck. and then they have 3 boarding options. one is they bring the doe in heat, we watch her be bred 3 times and they leave, the doe can come on the week she is due in heat, and she'll be bred 3 times or live with the buck for that week, or they can board for 2 dollars a day ( after the first week) until they pickup (no longer than 6 weeks)
i do give 4h kids a break on fees, i cut the stud fee in half, and if they board its 5 dollar a week as opposed to 2 dollars a day.
and they have a 4 month rebreed option if the doe recycles or miscarries( vet note, also saying there isn't any infectious icky that caused it). but it has to be the same doe to the same buck within 4 months of the original breeding date, or else all is null and void
i also state that any boarded animal is not my liability and i am not held responsible for the doe and/or her unborn kids
i know.. extreme.. but i finally got sick of every backyard breeder in town wanting me to breed their pets because they wanted baby goats for their kids to play with. its the whole reason i can't even give my animals away. and did i mention they wanted the breedings for free?? i mean some of the bucks cost me 300-500 dollars and they do well at shows as well as their kids. when i had my goats at the highschool when i was in ffa, kids would try and put their does in with my bucks to get them bred, which is why i implemented 8 foot fences
Proven bucks i asked $75 (proven meaning i had seen udders out of) unproven i tend not to stud out. I dont like studding out my young bucks much, Our area is so small. I liked to have the only kids out of my bucks for the first couple of years.
the price is set by the owner of the buck so ask them what they are going to charge
Right now I am charging 30.00 for my boys per doe BUT they are unproven. Next year after accessing their kids I will more then likely up that amount to 50.00 - I like to keep ti affordable for people who dont have a buck of their own.
I have paid as much as 75.00 for a good buck from real nice lines.
But it really depends on how much their particular kids can go for. If I or someone breeding to that buck cant get more then 200.00 for a doe kid then the sud fee should be reflective of that or vice a versa. If the price for the kids can be 400+ then expect the stud price to be higher.