Market Goat Project:
Costs involved: Goat - $200 - $300
Feed - $80
Shavings - $35
Misc. expenses -$50
Pen rent - $7
Income expected Goat – last years fair auction prices sold for an
average of $450
The average from last year should indicate that you would make a profit of $78 or be down $22 This project usually has the lowest profit margin due to the lack of popularity in goat meat.
Prices can fluctuate, and larger profit margins can be achieved by getting yourself a private buyer.
Time expected: Daily - 30-60 minutes morning
Nightly - 1 hour
If this is for a fair project you will be expected to attend summer school at the farm. For the month of July, starting on the 1st, from 5:30 to 9 pm every Tues. and Wed. night until fair. During summer school you will be taught how to compete in both general herdsman ship of livestock and showmanship in preparation of the fair competitions.