Goat Prices in South Africa. All Goat prices vary depending on breed, location and age. For this post we will focus on Boer Goats in South Africa. The price for a single goat can vary from R2200 – R12 000
Average Price Of A Goat In South Africa
Goat meat costs about 400 per kg while the Boer variety is priced at 1,750 per kg for male and 4,000 per kg for female goats. Depending on the weight, prices range from 60,000 per goat and 90,000 per goat
Starting a goat farming business in South Africa is a very lucrative investment. For years the rearing of goats has always been there but has mainly been for subsistence purposes.
Now the growing trend is that people now rear them solely for commercial reasons
Goats for meat are mainly marketed in the informal sector, in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, which is driving the goat industry. The informal live market pays higher prices than the formal mutton and goat abattoirs can offer (e.g. R1 200 vs R700 for the same size/age animal – Nov 2018).
Which animal farming is most profitable in South Africa?
Beef cattle are generally the most profitable and easiest livestock to raise for profit.
Beef cattle simply require good pasture, supplemental hay during the winter, fresh water, vaccinations and plenty of room to roam. You can buy calves from dairy farms inexpensively to start raising beef cattle.
The price for lamb in South Africa in the formal market is currently R74 per kg for lambs with a medium fat cover on the carcass (Webb, 2015).
A carcass weighing 16-20 kg can thus earn up to R1185-R1482 for a resource-poor farmer.