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Selling Meat Goats in Arkansas and Missouri

This page deals with selling slaughter goats at auctions. We have placed information on buying and selling breeding stock in the article, "Is Raizing Meat Goats for You?," published on Hub Pages.

Currently a majority of Arkansas and Missouri slaughter goats and sheep are sold at livestock auctions and are shipped out of the area for slaughter. Both goats and sheep are sold at these sales because buyers prefer to have both available. Goats and sheep can be easily handled and hauled together.

San Angelo, Texas, and New Holland, Pennsylvania, are the two largest goat and sheep Auctions in the United State. These two markets set the price trends for the rest of the country. Links to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture market reports for these two markets along with seven markets in Missouri are listed below. There are no USDA market reports for Arkansas.

Producers Livestock Auction Company, San Angelo, Texas (Weekly,) http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/sa_ls320.txt

New Holland Livestock Auction, New Holland, Pennsylvania (Weekly,) http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ln_ls322.txt

Buffalo, Missouri, Sheep & Goat Market (Monthly) http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/jc_ls322.txt

Diamond, Missouri, Sheep & Goat Report (Monthly) http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/jc_ls323.txt

Fruitland (Jackson, Missouri) Sheep & Goat Auction (Monthly) http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/jc_ls320.txt

Highlandville, Missouri, Sheep & Goat Auction (Monthly) http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/jc_ls311.txt

Mexico, Missouri, Sheep & Goat Auction (Weekly)http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/jc_ls324.txt

Oregon County (Koshkonong, Missouri) Sheep & Goat Buying Station (Monthly) http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/jc_ls321.txt

St. Joseph, Missouri, Sheep & Goat Auction (Monthly) http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/sj_ls310.txt

The Oregon County Buying Station at Koshkonong, Missouri, is a USDA graded goat and sheep market in Missouri. Animals are brought between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month, and unloaded at the ranch show barn. The animals are sorted by grade and kind by a USDA grader, and sent onto the scale. After being weighed, the producer or seller is paid immediately. The prices being paid each month are usually posted on the web page the Friday prior to the sale, http://www.bubranch.com/Oregon_Buy_Station.html. There is a $4.00 fee per animal that is sold. All animals are fed, watered and treated well until they are loaded for departure.

The Goat Producers of Arkansas have a similar buying station at the Duckett Farms, Hope, Arkansas, Jesse Duckett, (870) 777-4041, cell (870) 703-7321, Chris Sweat (870) 845-5993, cell (479) 970-6905, sales 9 AM to 2:30 PM, on the second Saturday of January, March, April, September, October, November, and December. Check their web site for details: http://www.goatproducersofarkansas.com/.

Many livestock auctions accept goats and sheep as part of their regular cattle sales, but low volumes of goats and sheep lead to a poor turnout of goat and sheep buyers and low or irregular prices to the producer. More and more livestock auctions are starting to set up special monthly goat and sheep sales. These sales have larger numbers of goats and sheep and thus, attract more buyers leading to higher prices. Lists of livestock auctions that have special goat and sheep sales in Arkansas and Missouri are published below, along with sale dates and contact information.

Arkansas Livestock Auctions Which Have Special Sheep and Goat Sales:

Centerton Livestock Auction, Tim and Kathy Schlegel, Owners, 2210 Kinyon Road, Centerton, Arkansas 72719, (479) 795-2397, sale every Saturday at 7 p.m.

Beebe Livestock Auction, P.O. Box 507 Beebe, Arkansas 72012, (501) 882-5553, sale every Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

London Auction Barn, 10747 Highway 64 West, London, Arkansas 72847, GarynThompson, Goat sale, third Monday of month, 8:00 PM.

Cattlemen's Livestock Auction, 6751 Highway 65 N, Harrison, Arkansas 72601, (870) 741-6311, sheep and goat sale on the 3rd Friday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

King Livestock Goat and Sheep Auction, 8894 Hwy. 31, North Lonoke, Arkansas 72086, (501) 351-1867, cell; 501-676-6343, sale second and fourth Saturday at 1 p.m.

Salem Stockyards, LLC, 137 Fairview Road, Salem, Arkansas 72576, Dustin Cotter (417) 274-7265, Barn Phone (879) 895-3231; sale every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

MissouriLivestock Auctions Which Have Special Goat and Sheep Sales:

Archie Livestock Auction, P.O. Box 65, Archie, Missouri 64725, Travis Cordray - Owner/Manager, office, (816)293-8889, fax (816)293-8898, Home, (816)289-7869, goat/sheep/small animal sale the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.

Buffalo Livestock Market LLC, P.O. Box 1043, Buffalo, Missouri 65622, (417) 345-8122 or (417) 345-8236, 4th Tuesday of each month special sheep and goat sale begins at 6:00 p.m.

CRS Sales Co. LLC, P.O. Box 190, Highlandville, Missouri 65669, Roger and Carolyn Smith, Owners/Managers, office, (417) 443-1180, home, (417) 443-3265, cell (417) 839-8480, E-mail: carolynsmith@centurytel.com, Sheep and goat sale held on 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Farmers Livestock Auction, P.O. Box 91, Boonville, Missouri 65233, Larry Bock, Owner/Manager, office, (660) 882-7413, cell (660) 460-0946, email: fla@cebridge.net, sheep and goat sale 3rd Saturday of each month.

Fruitland Livestock Sales, Inc., 7505 US Highway 61, Jackson, Missouri 63755, Neal Franke, Manager, office (573) 243-4255, cell (573) 382-0003 (Neal), sheep and goats on 3rd Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

Heely Livestock Marketing, Inc., 535 North Subway, Nevada, Missouri 64772, P.O. Box 320, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744, Ross Heely and Ray Heely, Owners/Managers, office (417) 667-5891, home (417) 876-5510, cell (417) 876-8521, email: ray@hlmauctions.com, sheep and goat auction on 4th Saturday of every month at 1:00 p.m.

Kingsville Livestock Market, Highway 58, P.O. Box 127, Kingsville, Missouri 64061, Rick or Jeremy Anstine, office, (816) 597-3331, home (816) 732-6070 (Rick) or (816) 716-9288 (Jeremy), email: rda@iland.net, web site: www.anstineauctions.com, sheep, goat, feeder pig, and slaughter hog sale 4th Thursday at 5:00 p.m.

Midwest Exchange Regional Stockyards, P.O. Box 246, Mexico, Missouri 65265, Joe Smith, Manager, office (573) 581-2250, cell (573) 253-1080, email: livestock@KTIS.net, Thursday sale begins at 11:30 a.m.

Owensville Auction Company, 3635 Cuba Street, Owensville, Missouri 65066, David E. Blankenship, Sr., Manager, Office Phone: (573) 437-5360, Home Phone: (573) 437-5360, sale held 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month, sheep, goats and small animals at 1:30 p.m.

St. Joseph Stockyards, 4603 Packers Avenue, St. Joseph, Missouri 64504, Mark Servaes, Manager, office (816) 238-0626 or (800) 728-0282, email: stjoestockyards@yahoo.com, web site: http://www.stjoestockyards.com,sheep and goat sale 2nd Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

Salem Livestock Auction, P.O. Box 1252, Salem, Missouri 65560, email salemlivestock@accubar.net, sheep and goats 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Whites Equine Sales, 1863 Hwy. 59, Diamond, Missouri 64840, Cecil White, Owner/Manager, office (417) 325-4141, home (417) 325-5263, sheep and goat sale held 1st Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

Tina Livestock Sales, Inc., P.O. Box 40, Tina, Missouri 64682, Joe, Jean & Brandon Eischeid, Owners/Managers, office phone: (660) 622-4214, home (660) 542-0272, cell (660) 329-5006, email: tinalivestock@yahoo.com, sheep and goat sale held 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m.



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