how much do goats cost?

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  1. Well what do you mean? If your taking about the adoption fee/buying a goat it depends you can range anywhere from $ 20-$ 250. It all depends on who/where you get the goat from and i’;s blood lines.

    If you are referring to the cost of caring for a goat, then it depends on where/ how much land you have. My goats have an acer and a half to graze so they don’t get much grain or “goat chow.” they also need a few water bowels, a salt block, hay in the winter or when there’s a drought, and a shot once a year. It’s hard to estimate how much a month you will pay for up-keep on a goat, you have to do this yourself by seeing how much grass/weeds/trees there are to eat, how much grain is where you live, how much hay is, etc.

    You should have at least two goats because goats really don’t go good by themselves. My first goat lived in the house before his pen was ready and when we finally had it built for him he jumped the 5ft fence because he didn’t like being alone. Anyways If you have anymore questions about goats just email me (


    March 19, 2014 at 4:15 am

  2. It depends on the age, breed, and bloodlines of the animal. Usually you can get a good breeding billy for around 100-300$ , depending on where you live. Really nice breeding animals can cost up to one or two thousand dollars. Also you should get two goats because if you have just one he’ll be lonely.

    March 19, 2014 at 5:04 am

  3. Here are the approximate costs of items needed for raising a goat:

    Costs will vary and are usually much less in more rural areas.

    • Purchase price: Expect to pay between $ 100 and $ 300 for a registered Dairy Goat kid and between $ 150 and $ 350 for a Pygmy Goat.

    • Feed: The cost of alfalfa hay in Southern California varies between $ 9 and $ 12 per bale, depending on the season and the feed store.

    Grain costs about $ 9 per 50 pound bag. One mature dairy goat eats approximately 1 bale of hay every 2 weeks.

    • Supplies:
    o Collar $ 6
    o Insecticide powder $ 7
    o Hoof trimmers $ 14
    o Milking bucket $ 20 – $ 30
    o Grooming brush $ 4
    o Kid nipples 60 cents

    • Medications:
    o Tetanus antitoxin $ 2 for vial for three kids
    o Worming medication $ 8 – $ 15 for 10 to 20 doses

    • Procedures:
    o Stud service $ 25 to $ 75
    o Disbudding $ 10 at Farm; $ 35 with a vet
    o CAE blood test $ 6
    o Stool sample $ 12 to $ 16 through a veterinarian


    March 19, 2014 at 5:57 am

  4. Depends, a mixed breed, non-registered billy usually costs between $ 50-$ 100, while a purebred, registered buck can cost between $ 100-$ 300 or more. Depends on age, breed, size, bloodlines, etc.

    March 19, 2014 at 6:36 am

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