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Festus

  • Joined Jan 2019
Selling Goats
« on: March 21, 2022, 08:53:49 am »
Hi.  Just need advice and also reassurance really.  I'm having to downsize and need to sell some of my Golden Guernsey does (unregistered)  :'(   Does anyone have experience of selling online and if so on what platform?  MTIA

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Selling Goats
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2022, 09:31:27 am »
As they are unregistered you can not sell them through the BGS/GGGS or any of the Facebook pages, but people do use "Sell my Livestock". I personally would not sell through those other channels, but then all my stock is registered.


Beware of selling any of your stock cheaply, just because you need to downsize - at certain times of the year goat (and sheep) sold cheaply will very likely go into the unregistered (religious) meat trade, as in now.... The market for "pet wethers" is usually a thinly disguised meat trade...


If you are not vegetarian the most ethical way is to either put them into your own freezer and/or sell (or more likely barter) as meat (and fantastic it is too) or you sell on-the-hoof and bring them to a registered abattoir yourself for the buyer to collect the carcass.


I personally will rather have a milker pts if I deem her unsuitable for further breeding (and we usually have enough meat from rearing the male kids), rather than risk her being bred by someone further down the line. Unregistered GG's will also not fetch profitable sums out there...

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Selling Goats
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2022, 10:56:58 am »
Sell my livestock have changed their system, you get one free advert per year, and not that many people check it out.
Preloved has a bad reputation,  and you do get a lot of time wasters, but I've also met some lovely people, some I'm still in contact with, you can generally suss out genuine buyers during pre-meeting/sale messaging.

AmyG

  • Joined Jul 2020
Re: Selling Goats
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2022, 12:05:29 pm »
Aren't Golden Guernsey a rare breed, the RBST may be able to help ensure that they go to good homes? (I'm a bit new to this so apologies if this is a daft suggestion)

I would love them myself but not sure if I can persuade others to welcome goats into the fold...

Where are you based?
« Last Edit: March 23, 2022, 12:16:20 pm by AmyG »

StrawberryRB

  • Joined Mar 2022
Re: Selling Goats
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2022, 12:59:01 pm »
Aren't Golden Guernsey a rare breed, the RBST may be able to help ensure that they go to good homes? (I'm a bit new to this so apologies if this is a daft suggestion)

I would love them myself but not sure if I can persuade others to welcome goats into the fold...

Where are you based?

Theyíre not hugely rare anymore but the bloodlines arenít very diverse so the effort is not going into breeding the numbers, but ensuring certain bloodlines donít die out to continue the diversity within the breed. This is why its important to breed sensibly, with thought and register suitable offspring to help the breed. Theyíre a lovely breed though, so beautiful and placid.

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Selling Goats
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2022, 01:48:47 pm »
Aren't Golden Guernsey a rare breed, the RBST may be able to help ensure that they go to good homes? (I'm a bit new to this so apologies if this is a daft suggestion)

I would love them myself but not sure if I can persuade others to welcome goats into the fold...

Where are you based?


Amy - these goats are not registered, and therefore the RBST is not dealing with them. You also cannot describe them as "Golden Guernseys" in any sales ad, the are "Golden Guernsey TYPE goats".


Also GG's as such are not rare, the reason they are on the RBST list is that there are only a few bloodlines left, which qualifies them as rare. GG's are the 2nd most registered breed in the UK with the British Goat Society - so goats like Pure Saanens and Toggenburgs, as well as their British equivalents are rarer....

AmyG

  • Joined Jul 2020
Re: Selling Goats
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2022, 02:31:32 pm »
Aren't Golden Guernsey a rare breed, the RBST may be able to help ensure that they go to good homes? (I'm a bit new to this so apologies if this is a daft suggestion)

I would love them myself but not sure if I can persuade others to welcome goats into the fold...

Where are you based?


Amy - these goats are not registered, and therefore the RBST is not dealing with them. You also cannot describe them as "Golden Guernseys" in any sales ad, the are "Golden Guernsey TYPE goats".


Also GG's as such are not rare, the reason they are on the RBST list is that there are only a few bloodlines left, which qualifies them as rare. GG's are the 2nd most registered breed in the UK with the British Goat Society - so goats like Pure Saanens and Toggenburgs, as well as their British equivalents are rarer....

That's all really interesting information, thank you Anke  :)

Festus

  • Joined Jan 2019
Re: Selling Goats
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2022, 04:25:06 pm »
Aren't Golden Guernsey a rare breed, the RBST may be able to help ensure that they go to good homes? (I'm a bit new to this so apologies if this is a daft suggestion)

I would love them myself but not sure if I can persuade others to welcome goats into the fold...

Where are you based?

Thank you Amy G for your post.  I'm based in West Somerset and have contacted the GGGS for their advice as well

Festus

  • Joined Jan 2019
Re: Selling Goats
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2022, 04:26:36 pm »
As they are unregistered you can not sell them through the BGS/GGGS or any of the Facebook pages, but people do use "Sell my Livestock". I personally would not sell through those other channels, but then all my stock is registered.


Beware of selling any of your stock cheaply, just because you need to downsize - at certain times of the year goat (and sheep) sold cheaply will very likely go into the unregistered (religious) meat trade, as in now.... The market for "pet wethers" is usually a thinly disguised meat trade...


If you are not vegetarian the most ethical way is to either put them into your own freezer and/or sell (or more likely barter) as meat (and fantastic it is too) or you sell on-the-hoof and bring them to a registered abattoir yourself for the buyer to collect the carcass.


I personally will rather have a milker pts if I deem her unsuitable for further breeding (and we usually have enough meat from rearing the male kids), rather than risk her being bred by someone further down the line. Unregistered GG's will also not fetch profitable sums out there...

Thanks for the advice Anke.  I will consider my options

Melias farm

  • Joined Feb 2022
Re: Selling Goats
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2022, 05:25:28 pm »
Have you sold yet?

Depending on where you are and what you have I am thinking of adding to our goats. I want milking goats (for now or next year).

Happy to keep in touch (I am with my sheeps previous owner. Itís lovely) not the goats as I rescued

Festus

  • Joined Jan 2019
Re: Selling Goats
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2022, 04:08:04 pm »
Hi.  Sorry about the delay in replying but I've been away and also laid low with the dreaded Covid.  Because of that I still have the three goats to sell.  They are Golden Guernseys (unregistered) and are three does, two are three years old and one is two years old.  I was going to put them to the billy last year but my husband had a health scare and that went by the board.  We are in West Somerset if that is any good for you



 

suzi

  • Joined Jul 2022
Re: Selling Goats
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2022, 07:42:35 am »
morning

do you still have any left to sell please?

i am looking for 2 goats to join my crew

thanks

 

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