I sold some goats today, listing them on craigslist.com last night.
I listed our four girls born this spring, 50 bucks each or 160 for all and within ten minutes some guy texted me (at midnight) that he wanted them. After a string of texts, we agreed that he'd pick them up at 10:00 this morning.
Then, this morning I had e-mails and phone calls galore. When I told the responders that the goats were supposed to be picked up at 10, they each made me promise that I'd call them if the buyer didn't show up. One woman even got a bit miffed at me telling me that she emailed me last night and "didn't you get an email from Ruby?" like I purposely ignored her email so I could sell the goats to someone else.
I guess I priced the goats too low. Tom told me after the fact that female goats are going for 90+ at the sale barn. Oh well, the guy, who was willing to drive an hour to pick them up, got a great deal and I probably made his day. I didn't make a profit, but I just wanted to shrink the herd and not have to feed them all through the winter. I really would like to have polled the responders to find out exactly why they were so anxious to buy my unregistered goats. Was it the price? Was it because they were Boer/Nubian crosses? Did they want them for resale or for their own use?
We're down to two Boers, two Kikos, and two Nubians. All are pregnant except for the Kikos because they're too young still. And we just had the three boys butchered, so our freezer if full. I definitely am going to have to start cooking more.