heritage rate per pound in 2013?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by SillyChicken, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Anyone know what the going rate is this year? Last year I got $6 a pound.
     
  2. DStewart PDX

    DStewart PDX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that dressed weight? Bone-in? Whole chicken? I don't have an answer for you, I am just curious.
     
  3. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't get anyone around here to come up with more than $4.50 per pound. I lose money, but I like the turkeys!
     
  4. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    This is my first year selling thanksgiving turkeys. I was unsure of prices at first but decided on $5 per lb for heritage and $4 per lb for BBW.
     
  5. retlaw

    retlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have enough this year to sell because of my incompetent incubation hatch rate but last year i sold them for 8 per lb.
     
  6. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow $8 per lb. I wouldn't think people would pay that. I do feel like I am giving myself the short end of the stick with the lower prices because I definitely am not making any money off of all the work I have put into them. Maybe next year I might try to raise the price by $1.

    How many turkeys did you sell last year at that price?
     
  7. retlaw

    retlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. amynrichie

    amynrichie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that live weight?
     
  9. retlaw

    retlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    12 is the number I sold at $8 per lb.
    The weights of hens at 6 months were from 10 to 14, and the toms were 15 to 21.
    Dressed.
     
  10. hdmax

    hdmax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    $3.25 per lb dressed!
    How can you not be making money at $5 per lb? I am making money at my prices, maybe not as much as I'd like, but a profit none the less.

    With that said, I have two poults that I hope to breed as that is the ONLY way I will ever get even a small amount of my money back. Not going into details on the debacle, but $48 for two and I will never buy from that person again!
     

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