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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by birdboy508, Oct 25, 2011.
just wondering because im going to buy some.
Depends on what you're using them for.
That isn't very...specific. You can breed any breed of sheep or goats. What is more marketable in your area? Big, meaty Boer goats? Animals for fiber? Milking animals? Do people want kids or lambs to bottle feed? We don't know what people in your area, if you are breeding to sell, want.
I'd say startup costs for both are about the same. You still need shelter, fencing, breeding stock, etc. for both.
where you are located
quality of the animal
condition of the animal
age of the animal
breed of the animal
gender of the animal
bred or not bred
registered or not
if the animal is in demand in your area
if the animal is readily available in your area
local market value of the animal.
you can find both goats and sheep in all kinds of price ranges.
you might want to start this query at a different point... perhaps...
what are you planning on using the animal for (milk, meat, fiber, weed patrol, grazing, brush clearing, showing, market animals)?
what kind of fencing do you have?
what kind of terrain and pasture/browse do you have?
what do you have experience with, or know people who have experience with?