Marketing Meat Goats
Posted: June 1, 2012
The economics of goat production is important to most people who raise goats. The price of market animals dictates what can be spent on the practices associated with production. Meat goat production is one of the oldest and most widespread of the animal enterprises in the world. At this point, it is the fastest-growing animal enterprise in the U.S.
Most producers will not tolerate a nonpaying hobby operation. The enterprise must sooner or later become a paying operation or it will cease to exist. A producer who cannot successfully market what he/she grows will not be in business for an extended period of time. A few people keep goats as pets and companion animals; however, the economics of goat production is such that most producers sell the animals, either for meat or breeding purposes.
Learn more about marketing basics in the the factsheet Marketing of Meat Goats, published by the University of Arkansas.