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Profitability with raising, breeding, and milking Nigerian Dwarf goats?

Discussion in 'Organic Husbandry - Goats' started by Finge, Dec 12, 2016.

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    Finge

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    So, after talking about land with the owner, I got the permission to build and such, but now I need to get the money i'm planning on using towards the goats, and my parents and grandparents told me to find out how much profit can be earned since i'm going to take out a loan from an AG department.
     
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    It's hard to make much money without having a fair amount of well bred registered goats... Which are expensive to obtain.

    @OneFineAcre and Goat Whisperer would be the first people I would want to hear from!
     
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    NH homesteader

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    I didn't tag her because I know what she's doing and I didn't want to feel like I was bugging her. But it's not like the alerts track her down, lol.
     
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    Have you checked the regulations for selling milk in your state?
     
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    Finge

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    Yep, can't understand anything from the articles...
     
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    You might want to consider researching the regulations and the breed before jumping in with both feet! Nigerian's are great little goats and some of them are awesome little milkers. You could think about talking to some breeders in your area and getting an idea of what's involved in raising goats in general. There are a lot of things you should learn before expecting to make a profit raising/milking goats. Not trying to discourage you in anyway - just throwing some thing out there that you might want to think about. :)
     
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    OK I'm very tired but... From what I just read quickly, in MO you can sell raw milk direct from your farm to an individual for their consumption. You cannot sell raw milk from elsewhere. Not sure where farmers markets fall.
     
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    @frustratedearthmother I am looking for goat breeders and such on facebook in my area so I can go and see how everything works, haven't really got anything yet.

    @NH homesteader oh, ok, thanks!
     
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    That's a great first step! Good luck in your venture!