We buy young goat kids to sell to ethnic markets in New York City for the Easter, Passover, and Christmas holidays. We buy both dairy and meat breeds, with really good Boers bringing the highest price. Nursing kids nursing grow faster and are better quality – they gain more than 1/2 lb per days. But many producers are learning to manage kids raised off dam to get close to ½ lb of gain per day day. They are having good results using cow milk and using milk replacer.
My customers generally want kids ranging from 5 weeks old (about 28 lbs.) to 11 weeks old (about 57 lbs.).
Catholic Easter for 2021 is April 4, and Greek Easter is May 2. I will be buying kids on March 20, March 27, and April 23-24. Please contact me by mid-March if you have kids to sell so that I can plan the trips. For the March loads I need kids under 45 pounds On April 23-24, I need kids over 40 to 50 pounds. I can be reached by email or at 608-334-2009.