The pricing of goats takes into consideration various factors. Some of these include basics like the maturity of the goat and the breed. Some goat brands are generally more expensive compared to others. The price also depends on the form in which the goat is being sold. Live goats tend to be more expensive than the butchered ones. Once butchered, the various parts are sold separately with a different price for each. Below is a breakdown of how goats are sold.
- The leg of a goat with the bone goes for $12.99/lb. while the shoulder roast with the bone and the shoulder chops with the bone in as well go for the same price.
- The sirloin chops, rib chops, and the loin chops go for $16.99/lb.
- The breast with the bone in goes for $10.99/lb. with the neck and the shanks going for the same price.
- A butchered whole goat with an average carcass weight of 14 to 24 pounds goes for $14.50/lb. while the same unbutchered goat goes for about $11.00/lb.
- A butchered goat with an average carcass weight of 25 to 29 pounds goes for about $12.50 while the same goat is sold at $10.00/lb. while unbutchered.
- A butchered goat with an average carcass weight of about 30 to 40 pounds goes for about $11.75/lb. while a similar goat goes for $9.75/lb. while unbutchered.
The last three price indexes are for whole goats. The price a live goat is dependent on the weight of the goat. For a small goat weighing less than 50 pounds the prices ranges between $75 and $125. A medium goat weighing between 60 and 80 pounds is sold for an average of $200 to $225. Any goat above 80 pounds goes for between $300 and $350.
The above prices are subject to change but they are always dependent on the weight and maturity of the goat in question.