How Much Do Most Doe Dairy Goats Cost??

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  1. TroGoatPerson

    TroGoatPerson Member

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    How much does a normal dairy goat doe cost?? Which breed ?? :baby04:

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  2. crazygoatgirl

    crazygoatgirl Well-Known Member

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    All depends on bloodlines and breeding. Also depends on if you get her from a show herd or just someone breeding registered goats. You can count on anywhere from $100 to $750. Not sure what it would be in your area but right now a decent milker that will do ok in the showring here is about $350. Just make sure that they have arecent CAE and CL test that are Negative.
     

  3. susanne

    susanne Nubian dairy goat breeder

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    if you go to an auction you probably can get a doe for about $100. but you get all the diseases too. not a good way to go. if you go to a breeder you can pay between $150 an up to $2000. price difference is to find in the pedigree, show results of the parents, breeders name and last the milking quality of the goat. it depends what the goal is you are following what you want to spend.
    if you only want a good milker for you and your family than papers would not be important. look around, in your area are amish people they might have something for you. if you want breeding and show stock there are some fine breeder in pa too. make sure the animals are tested for cae and cl. good luck in your search
     
  4. bill not in oh

    bill not in oh Well-Known Member

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    If you're not in a hurry for milk and price is a primary issue, find an unregistered doeling (yes, from a CAE- & CL-free herd). We can buy them often here for $60-75 - you just have to look and ask around....
     
  5. susanne

    susanne Nubian dairy goat breeder

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    cae and cl free herd would not be enough. i would want to have proof.
    for prices like this i doubt that seller care to spent money for tests.
     
  6. chamoisee

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    If you want a good dairy doe for your homestead, then buy her in late summer or fall from a reputable breeder. This is when they will be cheapest: the breeder is having to make tough decisions about who to carry through the winter and who to sell. The doe will not be the best, but she won't be the worst, either- the real culls were eliminated shortly after they freshened in the spring. The doe you pick should still be milking a decent amount, so you know she won't be one of those who only looks good and fills her udder for a month or two after freshening, and you will have some idea of what her udder is like (unlike a doeling).

    The price will be cheaper than she would have been in the spring, because the breeder has to cut back, and you might even be able to buy her bred to a registered buck from her herd already or to arrange for a breeding as part of the deal.

    As for a dollar amount? Probably between $150 and $200, but it will vary dependign on where you live. I tend to think that they are cheaper in the fall in places with severe winters than they are down south where food and hay is less of an issue.
     
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    We paid $200 for a freshened registered Lamancha doe. She was from good lines, very good milker, but not a show quality goat. We paid $300 for another LM doe, also in milk. Good lines and good show-quality goat. That was early this summer and we're in Maryland, just to give you an idea.