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Author Topic: WTD: goats in aberdeenshire, young, old, male or female  (Read 2154 times)

Pinecooler

  • Joined Feb 2010
WTD: goats in aberdeenshire, young, old, male or female
« on: May 22, 2016, 09:56:06 am »
Looking for some goats to take care of an area of rough land.

Ideally looking for a breed that could be used for milk, meat or both.

Not fussed about rare or pure breed, just looking for reasonably priced animals.

As per subject not too fussed about sex or age.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2016, 06:26:27 pm by Pinecooler »
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verdifish

  • Joined Jan 2013
  • banffshire
Re: WTD: goats in aberdeenshire, young, old, or female
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2016, 11:54:06 am »
Whats reasonably priced? 

harmony

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: WTD: goats in aberdeenshire, young, old, or female
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2016, 12:47:32 pm »
Goats are presently very good trade in the South

Pinecooler

  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: WTD: goats in aberdeenshire, young, old, or female
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2016, 01:54:00 pm »
Reasonably priced? Not sure really. Have seen some female saanen kids going for £70 each, and some female pygmy kids going for 250. It'd be at the lower end of that scale that I'd consider.

The price of goats always surprises me. Considering how comparatively little you can pickup weaners and lambs for.

clydesdaleclopper

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: WTD: goats in aberdeenshire, young, old, or female
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2016, 03:28:24 pm »

The price of goats always surprises me. Considering how comparatively little you can pickup weaners and lambs for.


Well unlike pigs goats only tend to have 2 offspring for a start. They are also more expensive to feed than sheep. If people don't keep their own billy goat they have to pay a £40 service fee to get them mated. Then there is the cost of disbudding (currently about £60 a time with my vet).
Our holding has Anglo Nubian and British Toggenburg goats, Gotland sheep, Franconian Geese, Blue Swedish ducks, a whole load of mongrel hens and two semi-feral children.

Pinecooler

  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: WTD: goats in aberdeenshire, young, old, or female
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2016, 03:58:18 pm »
I'm not questioning the prices I just said that it surprises me.

As per my post I've seen a few kids going for the £70 mark but they are either quite far away or have already sold. Just looking for something closer to home.

verdifish

  • Joined Jan 2013
  • banffshire
Re: WTD: goats in aberdeenshire, young, old, or female
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2016, 05:12:20 pm »
If you find more than you need for that price can you let me know please.

Roxy

  • Joined May 2009
  • Peak District
    • festivalcarriages.co.uk
Re: WTD: goats in aberdeenshire, young, old, male or female
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2016, 02:07:08 pm »
I have just bottle fed 3 kids, and taking into account milk, feed and hay, worming and jabs, I sell my females for £130 each. More if registered,

aess35

  • Joined Jan 2013
Re: WTD: goats in aberdeenshire, young, old, male or female
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2016, 11:21:25 pm »
Hi there you still looking for goats

Pinecooler

  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: WTD: goats in aberdeenshire, young, old, male or female
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2016, 06:20:35 am »
No I managed to pick up 3 kids yesterday: a saanen billy, a saanen girl and a togganberg for the target price I was looking for.

verdifish

  • Joined Jan 2013
  • banffshire
Re: WTD: goats in aberdeenshire, young, old, male or female
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2016, 05:35:53 pm »
We are! 

aess35

  • Joined Jan 2013
Re: WTD: goats in aberdeenshire, young, old, male or female
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2016, 09:22:18 pm »
What kind of goats you want

 

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