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How would I set a fair price for my boer goats?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by QChickieMama, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. QChickieMama

    QChickieMama Songster

    Oct 1, 2011
    They're female, one the mama of the other. The "baby" is about 1 1/2 yrs old. They're both quite plump and healthy-looking. In fact, the baby looks so rotund, I thought she was pregnant. (Can you tell I'm new at this goat project?)

    Wanting to sell on Craigslist. Suggestions on a good price?

  2. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Songster

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lugoff, SC
    What area you in? that can make a difference. Check your local craigs list and see how much other people in your area are charging. Are they registered? That makes a big difference too. Got pics?
  3. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

    Apr 9, 2007
    It depends on your area.
    On my local craigslist, Boers are going for $80 without papers
  4. codymax2

    codymax2 Songster

    Jul 7, 2010
    Liverpool, NY
    I'm in Ny and they are going for 200-250 with papers here!!!
  5. OtterCreekRanch

    OtterCreekRanch Songster

    Mar 16, 2011
    NE Texas
    Does are going for about $100-150 here without papers. $200-800 with (depending on quality).
  6. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Like was already said, check other ads in your area to establish a base price. Then, add/subtract accordingly for registration, milking ability, etc.
    You can ask what you want for them, but ultimately, the going price is whatever someone is willing to actually pay for them.
    Good luck with them!
  7. QChickieMama

    QChickieMama Songster

    Oct 1, 2011
    Quote:Well, they're gone! Whew! Kinda relieved that my fruit trees won't continually be at risk, and kinda missing them b/c they were sweet.

    I'm in NC. Sold 'em for $90 each w/o papers. Works for me since I never paid for them in the first place. :) Now to buy more animals..... Maybe sheep.

  8. LotsaChicken

    LotsaChicken In the Brooder

    Sep 22, 2011
    That was a good price. I'm sure they sold fast. I'm in SC and go to a sale barn near the SC/NC border often. You see boar goats, without papers, sell for 150 every Saturday night..sometimes more.

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