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chris3000

  • Joined May 2012
  • Wiltshire
Selling Chickens + Ducks to local butchers
« on: July 13, 2012, 12:48:49 pm »
Hi,

I was chatting to my local butcher and he has expressed interest in buying some of our free range meat chickens and ducks.

As usual, he is being very unhelpful on price he will pay.

Can anyone give me some kind of guidance on the price I can expect to charge per kilo (I appreciate it is a lot less than selling at farmers markets etc - but a regular order is regular income)

I am compiling my costs (most important) but wanted to see if anyone had a ball park figure

Many Thanks

Chris
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hughesy

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Anglesey
Re: Selling Chickens + Ducks to local butchers
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2012, 09:11:31 pm »
All you can do is work out what they cost you to produce and compare that to what he'll pay. At a guess I'd say the former will be greater than the latter.

darkbrowneggs

  • Joined Aug 2010
    • The World is My Lobster
Re: Selling Chickens + Ducks to local butchers
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 09:28:57 pm »
Our local butchers charges
£12.87 for a 1.8 kilo duck 
£10.42 for 1.8kl chuck 
£19.30 for a 2.8kl duck 
£15 chuck  All free range
 
http://www.leggesofbromyard.com/products/mains/detail/free-range-duck/
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