It totally depends on supply and demand in your area.
Here in Southern Missouri, I'm getting $5 a gallon. It's legal to sell from the farm here.
In Texas, near the Houston metropolitan area, you can get that higher figure you quote. Selling raw goat milk from the farm in Texas is only legal for "pet use" or "craft use" unless you have special license.
When I'm in Texas, I have a goat milk soap maker who pays me $8 a gallon. She'd have to pay $12 to the other source in the area.
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That does seem like alot of money for goat milk off the farm. The ultrapasteurized stuff they sell at the health food store is about that much, but everything at that store is too expensive except bulk herbs, rice and beans. Raw goat milk in my area goes for $6 - $8 a gallon. Those folks are taking a real risk advertising raw goat milk on Craigslist.
I have seen $10-12/gallon.
At our local Walmart, if they were to buy pasteurized goat milk, it woud cost $3/guart......which means $12/gallon.
Although i have never tasted the "Walmart' pasteurized goat milk, other people have told me that it tastes terrible.
At $12/gallon they would be getting a much better tasting product for the same price......or they could save money at $10/galllon.
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Seen on craigslist for KC area and beyond 6-10 dollars a gallon. Missouri law is you can sell raw goats milk from your farm and/or deliver, but you have to be licensed to sell at a farmers market. Least ways that is how it reads. I gave up though trying to sell any milk, most people want it REAL cheap to the point I was just making back the money on the container...to much trouble for nothing.
Now just came across an ad for someone looking for "grass fed raw milk"...
so 1 does this person has any idea as to the requirements a lactating cow or doe needs? That if fed only grass that the quality of milk will be poor plus the poor animal would look like skin and bones...makes me wonder what type of info is fed to those that want healthy food ??
We sell for $8 a gallon or sometimes $7 a gallon for 'bulk buy' of 4 gallons or more at a time. I don't know of anyone local to compare it with, we do buy cow milk from another farm at $6 a gallon. And one customer, a semi-truck driver from FL says they pay $15 for goat milk at home.
~ Kristen in SE Nebraska
Raising Nubian, Alpine, First Gen. Mini's & cross breed dairy goats. Est. 2004 www.LomahAcres.com
I saw one ad on craigslist for $6 for a gallon and I think $3 for a quart. It was being sold as 'pet food' but said they drink it and what all they use it for and that their chickens liked it made that way too! LOL!
I charge $8 a gallon, of course making that gallon of milk into cheese or soap increases my profit substantially. But profit is good at $8 a gallon, a friend of mine sells hers for $8 a quart. It really is whatever the market will absorb, I would lose my families if I charged that.
Go grade A and yes your prices need to be about double what I charge. But when I do see prices like that those goats should be living in the Taj Mahal!