Sale of kids- now or later...

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by homeacremom, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. homeacremom

    homeacremom New Member

    We are having this discussion because healthy milkers are in short supply locally. I don't think it makes sense to grow out the doelings, breed, and kid out then sell as FF...but maybe I'm missing something??? I going to keep on thinking I'm right unless someone experienced at this tells me my numbers are wrong. :lol Now I might decide to cull a perfectly healthy milker but that's another deal...

    It's been easy to sell kids at 2-4 weeks old for roughly $100 doeling and $50 buckling/whether (a little more on the Saanen bucklings)... These are healthy, homestead type goats, some Alpine crosses and some purebred Saanen (not giving papers on kids). I doubt I could sell them for more than $250-$300 in milk.
    Now if I raise a doeling to freshening and she kidded with twin doelings I'd have at most $400 for a year's worth of feed, time, and risk.
    I just double convinced myself I'm right. :rofl