update on the sale animals

Discussion in 'Meat Market' started by SDK, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    i have to get rid of all my boers.. i can't afford to feed them and the nigerians and go to school. and since they eat 2 times more than the nigies they have to go

    i'm getting rid of nigies too... though not completely getting out..


    i'm bummed
     
  2. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Re: i really hate to do this but

    I am sorry to hear that - I hope that things work out for you.
     

  3. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    Re: i really hate to do this but

    thanks.. i only have 5, but its just too much. especially with hay at 19 bucks a bale.

    i think though.. if i get rid of all the boers and some nigerians. i will get a lamancha doe that way i can still have 50 % kids when i want some or i can have dairy kids
     
  4. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Re: i really hate to do this but

    Oh i'm so sorry. That sounds so hard to give them up. Hope you can find them all great homes! :hug:
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Re: i really hate to do this but

    So sorry to hear that SDK...... :hug: .....but I guess ...you have to do.....what you have to do....... :cry:
     
  6. Amy Goatress

    Amy Goatress New Member

    728
    Oct 1, 2008
    Re: i really hate to do this but

    Sorry to hear that. :hug:
     
  7. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    well i have sold all the nigerians but my wether, and one doe who i kinda don't wanna sell anyway


    but none of the boers have gone. were just going to butcher the wether, my friend will take it as payment for my next wether who should be born in the next few weeks


    the does i've gone down to 750 for the 4 of them.. lets see how it goes now
     
  8. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    Re: i really hate to do this but

     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    congrats on the sales of your nigerians... :thumbup: :)

    It's a shame your boers didn't sell....good luck with the new price... :pray:
     
  10. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    Re: i really hate to do this but


    square

    you can't even get rounds down here

    but i did score yesterday! i got really nice blythe hay for 13.50 a bale. but it's only 100 pounds.

    nice dark green and super leafy, its only for the preggers /twist

    i got the normal blythe alfalfa bermuda grass for everyone else that was 120 pounds for 17
     
  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    sounds like real good hay..... :)
     
  12. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    Glad you found a graet deal! :thumb:
    Around here we get a bale of hay/straw for $2.(FOr a 45-50 lb. square bale).
     
  13. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    bedding straw here is from 5 bucks to like 8 bucks
     
  14. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Hey guys, come to Australia!

    For a small square bale (as in the type you can lift and put in a wheelbarrow not the type you need a tractor for):

    - $10 for bedding straw
    - $15 for oaten hay
    - $18 for wheaten hay
    - $25 for lucerne (alfalfa)
     
  15. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    mine fit in a wheel barrow.. and the ridiculous part of it is that i am an hour from hayfields.. it should not cost that much
     
  16. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    you would think hay prices .. would be cheaper...by now ....fuel prices are dropping ...you would think ...that they would drop hay prices ...but they have to stay greedy.... :(
     
  17. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Fuel prices have not gone down in my area of Oz either ... and there is plenty of hay around but the price hasnt dropped from when there was a shortage ... I am going to look into using hay cubes from now on.
     
  18. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Its not that they are greedy, they are going by what the market is doing as well as what the availability is in the area. Fuel prices are down, but it may be a while before you see the prices of other commodoties(sp?) drop.

    Sorry to hear you had to get rid of your goats Sarah, hugs from IL :hug:
     
  19. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    im keeping the following goats


    twist
    lilbit
    gabby's replacement
    amelia
    maybe bird... she's getting too old for show though and i think she should go somewhere to brood, but i get so sad thinking about momma bird leaving she'll probably stay


    and then i plan to keep a doe out of bird for sure and maybe one from amelia

    then buddy and kevin


    and then depending on the economy and the whole job situation im having. i may be getting a lamancha doe kid from a friend to help with milk and to show..

    we're gonna start selling milk for animals ( apparently there was a lady who had a bunch of nubians who used to do it down here, but she moved and i've had three calls for milk) and tryng to make soap again cause the feedstore will let us sell it

    but 10 animals, 9 being nigerians is within my budget right now

    but 15 nigerians with 4 bred and 5 boers is way to much for me right now... the boers eat 5 times more than my nigerian does.

    so
     
  20. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    It was ....just was a figure of speech... :) LOL


    Your prices haven't dropped at all?
    If there is a shortage ....that is very understandable ...why the prices would stay up.....



    that is true... :)


    wow SDK ...major downsizing.... :shades: