What is the average cost of a Nubian - Homesteading Today
Homesteading Today

Go Back   Homesteading Today > Livestock Forums > Goats


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1  
Old 10/18/11, 05:23 PM
simka2's Avatar  
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tx
Posts: 186
What is the average cost of a Nubian

Doe in milk? What would you except to pay? Ball parks are good!

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10/18/11, 06:32 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: west of Houston, TX
Posts: 75

I think some of it depends on whether its in the spring in milk or in the fall/winter in milk. Expect to pay alot more in the fall/winter than spring. I would expect to pay minimum of $300-$500 this time of year for a health one in milk depending on quantitiy milking and whether its a first freshener or older doe.

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10/18/11, 11:14 PM
LoneStrChic23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,486

Would depend on the goat......

What us the breeding?

Udder quality?

Current documented health test?

Disbudded or horned?

I've seen some Nubians I wouldn't pay $100 for & some worth 5 times that easily.

__________________

Best Wishes,
Crystal
http://noodlevilleadventures.blogspot.com

Keep up with Noodleville Goats on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/NoodlevilleFarm

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10/18/11, 11:45 PM
yarrow's Avatar
Ages Ago Acres Nubians
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: MO Ozarks
Posts: 2,562

I rarely have milkers for sale... but when I do.. they avg. $350 to $400.. (that's for a ADGA reg. Purebred nubian doe..Easy to milk, with good manners...disbudded of course....CAE neg ( annual herd wide test results available for viewing).. CL free (again herd wide) and since I have nubians.... G6S Normal (the entire herd was tested for G6S back in Aug)..The demand for milkers, esp. in the fall is crazy... I get requests at least once a week (sometimes several in a day from folks looking for does in milk)...

BUT.. I get very emotionally attached to my does, so almost all of my sells are spring kids & FF... so each year, I end up keeping fewer kids then I would like to.. just so I don't have to sell any of my *friends* LOL

susie, mo ozarks

__________________

"My darling girl, when are you going to understand that "normal" is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage."
http://www.agesagoacresnubians.com/

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10/19/11, 03:20 AM
Farming with a Heart
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Huntington WV
Posts: 1,864

I don't ever sell milkers, but to get a nice quality doe, expect

Quote:
I would expect to pay minimum of $300-$500 this time of year for a health one in milk depending
AT least.
__________________
Saanens, Nubian & Nigerian Goats, Silver Fox Rabbits, Mini Jerseys, BLR SL Wyandottes, hatching eggs and more!

Find us on facebook here
or our website here
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10/20/11, 10:23 AM
Pony's Avatar
Shifting My Paradigm
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: South Central Missouri
Posts: 19,416

I would expect to pay at least $350 for a doe in milk. As noted, it depends on the bloodlines and such.

I don't require a pretty goat, but one with a good bag and great milk? Expect in the $400 range.

You may be better off with a bottle baby, for which you can expect to pay about half that price.

__________________
Pony!
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:33 PM.