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Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by countryboy, Jan 2, 2009.
Do ya'll like to sell in the winter or summer?
Actually Spring... I have the most sales in the Springtime. They sort of slow up by summer, and get really slow by winter as most people don't want to house animals all winter long.
I'm making the jump and going get some minis, so the other mutts have to leave. My question is do I sell now [at the sale barn], or do I wait till spring? I'm looking at it like this, I take a hit to feed them, or I take a hit to the price I paid for them.
I don't really have a problem selling any time of year. . . . I have to turn a lot of people down most often because I do not have enough animals for sale.
What is the market like in your area? I would try advertising them now (on craigslist or another free form of advertising) and see what happens. Ask what you paid for them and give it about a week.
If you figure out the cost it would be to keep them until spring and it is more than you'd like to spend, then I'd just take the hit and sell them now. If it doesn't look like it'll cost a whole lot then maybe keep 'em around til then. I guess what you decide to do all depends on the goat market in your area now.
We sell everything really easy in spring, by summer there's fewer inquiries and then by winter there's maybe 1 every couple weeks.
I would take the hit and sell them now. If you think about it, if you keep them you are taking a double hit because you take the hit on the feed bill but you also spend a lot of your time caring for them, and time is money!
I would try and put an add up and sell them to a private party first, and then possibly take to sale barn. I just hate to see anything that goes to a sale barn. Are they pregnant or in milk? I personally have people contacting me almost daily asking if I have any goats for sale right now in milk - just might surprise you!!!!
omg .. i would try and sell now! i spent 2 months trying to sell my boers.. and i had to wind up taking them to the stockyards anyways and i lost my A$$