What is the price of live goats per kilogram/pound in US today?
The retail price range for US live goats is between US$ 3.16 and US$ 7.38 per kilogram or between US$ 1.44 and US$ 3.35 per pound(lb). Click here to see today's exact prices of live goats in US
The retail price range in Euro for live goats is between EUR 2.90 and EUR 6.77 per kilogram or between EUR 1.32 and EUR 3.07 per pound(lb) in Washington and New York.
In 2023, the approximate wholesale price range for US live goats is between US$ 2.22 and US$ 5.16 per kilogram or between US$ 1.00 and US$ 2.34 per pound(lb).
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US Live Goats Export Prices - Historical, Trends and Prediction
The export price per kilogram of Live Goats from the US over the last five years has been relatively stable. In 2017, the price was 0.07 US$/kg, followed by 0.22 US$/kg in 2018, 0.33 US$/kg in 2019, 0.2 US$/kg in 2020, and 0.22 US$/kg in 2021. There was a significant spike in 2014, when the price was 3.66 US$/kg. Based on the data, it is likely that the export price per kilogram of Live Goats from the US will remain relatively stable in the next two years, with a predicted price of 0.22 US$/kg in 2023 and 0.17 US$/kg in 2024.
The US live goats exports are classified as:
- Live goats (HS code 010420)
US Live Goats Import Prices - Historical, Trends and Prediction
The import price per kilogram of Live Goats into the US over the last five years has been relatively stable. In 2017, the price was 0.07 US dollars per kg, followed by 0.22 US dollars per kg in 2018. In 2019, the price increased to 0.33 US dollars per kg, before dropping to 0.2 US dollars per kg in 2020. The price then increased again to 0.22 US dollars per kg in 2021 and 0.17 US dollars per kg in 2022. Based on this trend, it is likely that the import price per kilogram of Live Goats into the US in 2023 will be around 0.22 US dollars per kg, and in 2024 will be around 0.17 US dollars per kg.
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Export values for US live goats
The total values in export for live goats in US were US$ 443, US$ 222, US$ 101 and US$ 3,177 in US dollar thousand for the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 in that order.
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US live goats - Production, Exports, Imports, Seasons and HS Codes
The amount of live goats exported by US in 2020 was 2,853 tons. In 2019 US exported 37,423 tonnes of live goats. For the year 2019 alone, the demand for US live goats (livestock category) has surged, recording a change of 8088.84 pc compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, live goats' exports grew by 1038.52% bringing the country US$3.18m for the year 2019. US' live goats exports are categorised as:
- Live goats (HS code 010420)
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US live goats export values
In 2019, US shipped live goats with a value of 3.18m USD, an improvement of 3,048.51% from 2018's total live goats export of 0.101m USD. The yearly change in value of US live goats between 2017 to 2018 was -54.505 percent.
The annual/yearly change in the amount of US' live goats exports between 2017 and 2019 was 1038.52 pc in comparison to a variation of 8088.84% in the period between 2018 and 2019.
US' portion of the world's total live goats' exports in 2019 was 47.3 per cent. The country holds number 1 in world exports of live goats.
Export markets for US live goats ( in '000$ )
US' best performing export markets for live goats are Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, the Bahamas, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Japan.
US is a net exporter of live goats. The annual growth of US live goats in value between 2015 to 2019 was 13%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity during the same period was 27%, per annum.
US purchased 1,479 tonnes of live goats in 2019.
Goat population in the United States
United States boasts an eclectic goat population that has stabilized in number since 2012. By January 2023, there were 2.51 million goats and kids nationwide. The number was half that of sheep and lambs, which totaled 5.02 million heads.
US goats categories
Goats in the United States fall into categories that are based on their economical uses. Some breeds like Anglo-Nubian and La Mancha also fall into both meat and milk-production categories.
1. Breeding Goats
Current price: from $150/$200 per goat or $4.2 for an 80-pound breeding baby buck
A breeding doe in the United States needs to fill up to 80 pounds in body weight or reach 1 1/2 months of age before it can start to breed. There are over 200 breeds of domestic goats (Capra aegagrus hircus) across the US. If a farmer needs breeding goats, they keep one or two per herd. Popular breeds range from South African Boers to Spanish/Mexican goats.
2. Market/Meat Goats
Current price: $500 to 1500 per goat or $4.39-13.2
Meat goats are the most expensive of the commercial breeds in the United States. The price tag encapsulates such factors as age, breed and size. The average doe weighs 94 kg while males average 114 kg. Most buyers of meat goats go for grass fed goats. The most typical breeds are the South African Boer, French Alpine and Tennessee Meat Goat, among others.
3. Milk Goats
Current price: $100-600 per goat or $1.26-7.6 per kg
In the United States, Ohio and other northern states are known for rearing dairy goats. The American Dairy Goat Association cites that a typical dairy goat weighs 175 pounds. The universal range for weight is 125-175 pounds for dairy goats.
The goat stands at least 30 inches tall. Some of the most common breeds in this category within the US include American La Mancha, Anglo-Nubian and Saanen.
4. Pack & Pygmy Goats
Current price: $250 and above for pygmy goats and $200 and above for pack goats.
Pack goats carry goods and so size always comes first. Most stand 34 inches tall and weigh from 200 pounds and above.
Pygmy goats, on the other hand, reach between 16 and 20 inches tall.The American pygmy compensates for lack of height with stockiness and ample bone mass. The Nigerian dwarf goats are some of the other more popular pygmy goats in the US.