I have heard this before and I have had people come to my farm to buy goats that were looking for this kind of animal, but my experience is they are unwilling to pay a premium for an "unblemished" goat. Which makes them tire kickers in my book regardless of their religion. I see the same thing at the sale barn. They are sitting ringside presumably to buy goats, but they won't bid enough to outbid the floor buyer. Also, some people will come to the farm to buy goats that have no idea how they are going to turn a living animal on the hoof into an edible piece of meat.For some holidays the Muslims need the most perfect unblemished animal they can afford. That means no disbudding and no castrating. Check out the different holidays so that you have an idea of what your market might be.
The flea market is a good idea. One thing you should keep in mind however... Theoretically, if you are selling by the pound, your scale should be certified by the state. I've weighed goats right in front of buyers before, but I tell them my scale is not certified and I am selling the goat by the head.Go to a flea market or other venue with your sale goats and a handful of business cards. Especially if there is an immigrant population represented at the market.
I weigh the goats and sell by the pound. That way we both KNOW how much the goat is worth.E]
That's a good way, i will probably do that now.....but what i ment was its better having the goat slaughtered in a regular meat house like a cow then ppl cutting their throats and roasting them on a fire limb by limb :/We look at what the prices are bringing at auctions around us, then list them on craigslist. If the boys don't sell before auction we take them to auction.
That is going to depend on how many you have and how far you have to trailer them to the sale barn. Selling off farm is better if you have a high enough demand because you don't have any expenses as far as hauling them to the sale barn and you can also control the price to a point. Consider breeding your does to kid so the kids hit 3 months in time for the Easter market. Easter is a good time to hit the sale barn with 30 pound kids. Prices are good, there is no cost to you since they are still nursing mom, but you will be docked if they weigh in at 50 lbs or more. Christmas kids are also good since it requires out of season for a lot of breeds.I am new at this meat goat business. What is the best way to sell my goats when they are ready? Is the it better to advertise and sell to individuals or take them to sale?