Lots of chatter and BS going on about goat prices. I’ve been getting a lot of calls and emails regarding where to find that magical buck for $5,000 or that guaranteed OYE premium sale wether for $500. He probably doesn’t exist. And if somebody like me finds it first, I probably won’t sell him. Find a partner, sell a kidney or go in debt, but it will take a pile of cash IF somebody will let a good buck sell. There are some bargain wethers out there if you follow genetics, have a good imagination, a solid feeding program and a dang good showman.
Until the economy collapses, these goat prices aren’t going to back up much. There are very few good ones out there. Just like slobberin Bob taught us in intro to Ag Econ–it is all about supply and demand. How much are you willing to pay for that donut? Supply of good ones is limited, demand is high; therefore, prices are high.
I read the Breeder’s World forum tonight. My goodness there are several people on there that have WAY too much time on their hands. I write this deal 3 or 4 times a week. Some of those post 5 or 6 times a day. You can read that crap and not find one worthwhile nugget of info. At least, I occasionaly dispense some wisdom on here. However, if you want some worthless info, I have a new monkey statue that I found in Costa Rica.
Make sure that you have plenty of salt in your wether and buck pens. The more salt they eat, the more they drink, the more they piss, the less chance of urinary calculi. I like the little rectangle blocks that they sell at Atwoods. Price of salt block–$2.49 Price of a wether–you all can do the rest of this commercial.