Prices are by head unless marked by CWT(wool sheep) or by pairs. Pairs are a doe or ewe with one or more kids. Our market report reports all goats & sheep sold not just the best ones as some markets do. This is the prices last sale- may be higher or lower next sale or the same.
We appreciate all our customers and if your local market has recently closed we welcome you to our sale. Or if you are not happy where you have been selling come give us a try.
Sat was a cold sharp day. We started the livestock sale by recognizing our Veterans. We had several in attendance. We again thank them for their service. Because of them we can do what we do. Was a little bit light numbers sale again. Football is still King in Ok. Was busy till about 11 than died off till about 3. We ended up with 123 head of some good goats, some average and some not so good, 2 wool sheep, some nice hair ewes, and 2 young male llama’s. Prices were about average as to what they have been bringing.
The consignment sale we had some household- glassware, ceramic, knicknacks, some baby things, and just misc items. We had some turkeys, chickens, quail and 2 rabbits and some fresh turnips.
Remember we have a sale after Thanksgiving on Nov 25 and one Dec 9 and then we close till Jan 13, 2018
Had a lady ask why is goat meat so expensive in the stores? Goats butcher out about 43% while beef is 55%. So a 60 pound goat at $2 a pound would give you 25# of meat. Still have $120 in it plus butcher fee of $80 so now you have 25# of meat costing $200. You have $8 a pound before it ever goes to the store. As one guy said it’s cheaper to buy a good rib eye than goat but there are people who like goat and have the means to buy it at those prices and they are your customers. But goat is actually better for you- any roaming animal vs a feed lot animal is healthier. Just a little tidbit of information to think about.
Goat and hair sheep sold by head. Wool sheep sold by the pound converted to CWT or hundred weight. CWT 192= 1.92 a pound