After all the rush of
rearing goats, it's time to profit from them and place your
for sale. However, goat-selling can provide its own set of
challenges. If you're looking into selling your goats at
auctions, farmers sell their livestock on the fly. Expects
prices to constantly fluctuate. However there are things you can
do before placing your goats for sale and during the transport
of your stock to the market place to maximize your earning
If you're thinking of selling at the auction at your locale,
give the manager ring in order to check what the going rate is
and what the trends have been before committing your goats for
sale. Tapping him as a resource person and establishing a
working relationship with your market manager will be a good
move on your part.
When the ceiling price for goats is low, it can only mean that
there has been an abundance of animals in the market. If you can
hold off the trip, sell during the next occasion in order to put
up your livestock at higher prices.
Due to the religious significance of these ruminants, marketing
goats to ethnic minorities can be a soft sell. Sell your goats
to Muslims during Eid ul-Adha and Eid ul-Fitr will guarantee you
buyers. When selling to Christians, Easter is a good time. Try
to be familiar with religious holidays and put them up in your
calendar so you can properly plan your sale.
Master the preferences of people you sell to when it comes to
the physical aspects of the goats. Ethnic markets are especially
particular when it comes to what they are buying. Most prefer
leaner animals to the heavy ones. The color of the goat's head
can denote its breed - colored are highly preferred. Make sure
your goats' buttocks are in good condition to avoid the
impression of them being "unclean" before positioning your goats
Try trading goats at state auctions or markets. The people who
buy goats at local areas are most often middle-men who will sell
your stock at a higher price. Calculate the potential earnings
against the costs you will incur for shipping and the weight
loss of your animals during transport.
Make sure you drop off your goats at least a week before actual
trading, Do get them at the market late or they will sell during
the last minutes of the auction which will fetch them far lower
prices. Ensure that your animals will be cared for properly
after you deliver them.
Of course, like in all things, experience is the best teacher,
even at goat trading. Learn from every sale. Gain integrity by
being forthcoming of the diseases your herd has encountered and
by enlightening beginners instead of short-changing them. In the
end, a good herd backed up by a good name is all the marketing
you'll ever need when you consider your goats for sale.
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