Price

Discussion in 'Goats' started by brierpatch1974, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. brierpatch1974

    brierpatch1974 Well-Known Member

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    I was just wondering what dairy goat farmers get for their milk per gallon or by weight when they sale to large companies. Whats the going price?
    Also I just sold 3 wethers at the local auction. These beef farmers kept giving me mean looks and joking about having goats. They shut up when my boer/sanaan cross wether brought $1.35 a lb. Was 10 cents more than what their average cattle sold for. Their was a few beef that got better than that but not many lol.

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  2. brierpatch1974

    brierpatch1974 Well-Known Member

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    anyone? no asnswers at all?
     

  3. Freeholder

    Freeholder Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if there's anyone on here who sells goat milk to a commercial processing plant. You might keep bumping your thread for a couple of days, and see if anyone has an answer for you.

    Kathleen
     
  4. AnnaS

    AnnaS Well-Known Member

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    I don't sell milk to the big plants (yet) but I talk to some folks who do. Prices go from $22 to $34 a hundredweight for Grade B depending on time of year. Winter pays highest since goat milk is seasonal. Some plants pay a bonus for butterfat, protein & low somatic count like a cow creamery, some just buy flat rate milk.
    For a perspective, Grade B cow milk is $9.50/cwt around here. Yep, the dairy farmers stop laughing too!

    Almost all goat milk is grade B manufacturing grade. The Grade A market is very limited.
     
  5. ozark_jewels

    ozark_jewels Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Our price fluctuates. Right now we are getting between $22.75 and $23.50 per hundred pounds. We do get a bonus for low bacteria count. We have only missed that twice, and that was when our tank wasn't washing properly.
     
  6. brierpatch1974

    brierpatch1974 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies, I wonder how many goats are being milked by the farms selling to these companies just to make it worth while?

    BP