Sale Barns

Discussion in 'Beginners Goat Raising' started by janeen128, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. janeen128

    janeen128 Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Edgewood, WA
    I've never taken any of my life stock to the sale barn before, but I have a very unruly kinder buck... I don't want him to go for "breeding" purposes, I want him to go for meat. Can you specify that at a sale barn? I just don't want him to go in the wrong hands, and then abused or something like that... He nearly attacked my mom, hasn't tried it with me yet...he's getting to be too much for me to handle... I've tried everything.... Doesn't work.. I was hoping to keep him, but it doesn't look like I will be able too.
     
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    The sale barns around me are pretty bad so I would rather put him in the freezer myself or find someone who will put him right in the freezer.
     

  3. janeen128

    janeen128 Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Edgewood, WA
    That's kinda what I was thinking.... Thanks Ksalvagano:)
     
  4. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    If you are talking Everson there are regular meat buyers.
     
  5. janeen128

    janeen128 Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Edgewood, WA
    The Enumclaw Sales Pavilion, that is the one closest to me.
     
  6. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    For some reason I have you in Skagit or Whatcom county.:rolleyes:
     
  7. janeen128

    janeen128 Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Edgewood, WA
    No worries, I'm down in Pierce... If I don't find a buyer for him through Craigslist I might go to the Enumclaw one and see if I can find any meat goat buyers. My mom is of the opinion that after they have sired they are no good for meat, is this true? I hope not. I might end up fixing him, and praying his behavior changes....
     
  8. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Most meat buyers prefer intact. We had a 2yrold buck done. He was all ground & delicious!!
     
  9. janeen128

    janeen128 Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Edgewood, WA
    Oh, cool! I will try to get him sold. He'll be 2 in January. I wouldn't mind another wether around, but I really don't need anymore....
     
  10. AmyBoogie

    AmyBoogie New Member

    May 20, 2013
    Maine
    you could always send him off to be butchered yourself and then sell the meat that way. I'm not sure what the laws are around you for selling meat.
     
  11. Tenacross

    Tenacross Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2011
    Enumclaw, Wa.
    If you are selling a stinky little buck at the Enumclaw sales pavilion, there is over a 90% chance it will be going for meat. The same guy buys them all. You should expect to get in the dollar a pound range.
     
  12. janeen128

    janeen128 Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Edgewood, WA
    Oh wow! Do you happen to have contact info on him, so I can sell directly to him? I'm asking $50.00, and he is roughly 60-70 lbs alive. I paid $75.00 for him a year ago, so I thought it was a good price. If you do have contact info on him please IM me:)
     
  13. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

    I'd let the auction crowd bid right now. The muslim fast ends this month, very good prices for intact bucks.
     
  14. Tenacross

    Tenacross Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2011
    Enumclaw, Wa.
    Yes. Just take him to the auction. I've tried to deal with the guy directly and it didn't go well. Get there around 11am and drop him off. You will have a check by Wednesday.
     
  15. janeen128

    janeen128 Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Edgewood, WA
    Okay, good to know about the Muslim holiday thing... I've got to look those up... Thanks Goathiker... I have him up on Craigslist now, so if he isn't sold by Friday night off to the sale he goes. Does the sales pavilion really take 40% Tenacross? That is what a neighbor said, but I thought that was high.

    Thanks all! I was up your neck of the woods today Teneacross getting some spent brewery grain for the clan.
     
  16. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

    Wow, ours only takes 10% plus a tag if they need it $3 and $4 a day if boarded. Can't see 40% at all
     
  17. janeen128

    janeen128 Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Edgewood, WA
    I knew they took some, but 40% is ridiculous... I hope you are right and my neighbors are wrong.
     
  18. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Ours took 10% comission.
     
  19. Tenacross

    Tenacross Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2011
    Enumclaw, Wa.
    No. 15% on goats. Your neighbor probably gave you the poultry %.
     
  20. janeen128

    janeen128 Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Edgewood, WA
    That's exactly it, they had poultry:)