what cost more sheep or goats

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by birdboy508, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just wondering because im going to buy some.[​IMG]
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Depends on what you're using them for.
     
  3. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    breeding.[​IMG]
     
  4. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    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.
     
  5. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    totally depends.

    On...
    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?
     

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