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Wow, on Craig's List locally, there aren't many goats but what are there are high!
One ND buckling is listed available Mar.4 for $150. Every other goat is $200 or more. None of these say "Registered" in the ad and they are all different sellers.This is about 2x last year at this time. I keep expecting feed prices to push people into selling but that just isn't happening.
I usually sell a 10 wk.ND buckling for $75 (free banding offered).
I may bump up my price. I have 7 out of 11 so far boys:ahh:
 

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Yes, you are definitely too cheap. I've seen bottle babies go for $90 at our local goat auction lately. Meat goats especially are bringing good prices too.
 

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Wow, on Craig's List locally, there aren't many goats but what are there are high!
One ND buckling is listed available Mar.4 for $150. Every other goat is $200 or more. None of these say "Registered" in the ad and they are all different sellers.This is about 2x last year at this time. I keep expecting feed prices to push people into selling but that just isn't happening.
I usually sell a 10 wk.ND buckling for $75 (free banding offered).
I may bump up my price. I have 7 out of 11 so far boys:ahh:
That is pretty average for non registered goats in this area. Wethers go for a little cheaper to the same. But bucks and does norm.
 

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I actually prefer to only sell as wethers. I just don't like wethering quite that early. A lot of repeat buyers will actually get all their shots and health check and wethering done by the vet. I also sometimes sell a fat buckling at 8 weeks and leave a scrawny twin on mama a few more weeks. I don't consider myself a good enough judge of 10 - 12 week olds to pick a buck. I have gone to buyers homes after a sale, elastrator in hand, to do the deed....a free option after a purchase.
Sometimes it just depends on the boy in question. I have a big fat single 4 week male that we are actually calling "Humper" right now. I am watching him closely in case I have to pull him out and separate him from the does.
Meat goat prices are high here, too. I have people asking constantly but mine wouldn't fill a big stewpot:shrug:.
 

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This is a current ND-type ad on CL, are these prices reasonable?:
Three baby boys ($225 each) one baby girl ($275) born on 3-3-21. Can be sold as bottle babies around 3 weeks or can stay with mom until 8 weeks. Absolutely Not meat goats!! Pets or breeding goats only!
 

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This is a current ND-type ad on CL, are these prices reasonable?:
Three baby boys ($225 each) one baby girl ($275) born on 3-3-21. Can be sold as bottle babies around 3 weeks or can stay with mom until 8 weeks. Absolutely Not meat goats!! Pets or breeding goats only!
That looks like an ad from around here. It's what works in your area is how best to gauge what to do. I'm having no luck selling because everyone is kidding and babies sell better than yearlings. I hope that everything works out for you...feeds getting ridiculous..
Good luck!
 

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There are so few ads, maybe they'll pick up in a few weeks. My kiddos are about 4 weeks so I have awhile to go yet.
 

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Easter is coming- a lot of people buy lamb and goats at the sales for Easter Dinner, Passover, etc. Lots of Spring holidays. Unbelievably, a wether went for $350 at a sale- straight to the slaughter house. (He buys almost all sale goats- can't keep up with the demand- dairy, kid, doesn't matter).
 

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Easter is coming- a lot of people buy lamb and goats at the sales for Easter Dinner, Passover, etc. Lots of Spring holidays. Unbelievably, a wether went for $350 at a sale- straight to the slaughter house. (He buys almost all sale goats- can't keep up with the demand- dairy, kid, doesn't matter).
Same here...last two we took off last month were 8 month old intact billies. One brought $210 the other $190! One was a boer the other was a boer cross. I've had people at the acution house stop me and want to buy them before they go through the ring.
 

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(some folks may not realize this) As tempting as it is, don't sell direct to someone at an auction/sale site- you can get in a lot of trouble! Most will let you drop off an animal to someone else, but selling from their property (where they don't get any commission) can get you barred from the property!

A guy did that with goats, sheep and pigs. He was notorious for going to sale barns and selling out of his trailer- none of the sites in the area will let him or his livestock on the premises!
 

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Yep not many people think about the parking lot sales thing, you get asked to leave and not come back if you do it at the one I go to.
But prices are threw the roof right now. They have been for the last year but it just keeps going up. I did better then I normally do last year on my cull kids and I took 4 doe kids down Saturday that I wasn’t thrilled with their growing and got $255-410 for them. These are boers but still meat prices are high and even if one is not wanting to sell for meat that market still greatly effects the market for breeding and pet prices. With the prices I got and not having to take 4 days out of my already full plate to sell those kids privately the majority of my kids will be hitting the sale.
 

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Yea, I have always turned down the parking lot sale and have been a little suspicious of giving them my personal info as well. Besides, I like supporting our local goat auction and feel the more they sell, the better it is for our market.
 
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