Google
  EMG Discussion Board
  Farming Questions
  Best auctions to buy farm livestock?

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Best auctions to buy farm livestock?
Avila Acres Thoroughbreds
Grand Prix Member

Posts: 147
From:Niagara Region, Ontario
Registered: Sep 2007

posted July 06, 2008 01:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Avila Acres Thoroughbreds     Edit/Delete Message
I'm having a really tough time trying to find dairy goat and swine breeders. I'm looking to add a few of each animal to the farm. So I'm thinking of going to an auction but I've never been to a livestock auction and I don't know what to expect. Any recommendations on which ones tend to have healthy animals always for sale?

IP: Logged

NSjumpgirl
Grand Prix Member

Posts: 62
From:ON
Registered: Mar 2003

posted July 06, 2008 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NSjumpgirl     Edit/Delete Message
Have you contacted a local 4-H club? Members may know where to get quality animals.

IP: Logged

the grove
Grand Prix Member

Posts: 217
From:Brant County, Ontario
Registered: Sep 2003

posted July 06, 2008 11:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the grove     Edit/Delete Message
Check out the OFA -- Ontario Federation of Agriculture - website. They put all their classifieds on the website in a pdf file. updated every week.

IP: Logged

lintkeeper
Grand Prix Member

Posts: 569
From:Elora, ON
Registered: Feb 2005

posted July 07, 2008 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lintkeeper     Edit/Delete Message
freemountfarm that posts on this barn has dairy goats.

Better to buy from a breeder than an auction if you are only after a couple.

Her email is: canadianfarmgirl_175@hotmail.com

edited to add contact info

[This message has been edited by lintkeeper (edited July 07, 2008).]

IP: Logged

Tickety Boo
Grand Prix Member

Posts: 182
From:Ontario
Registered: Oct 2007

posted July 08, 2008 07:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tickety Boo     Edit/Delete Message
OLEX (stockyards in St. Jacobs) has a small animal sale for everything from chickens to goats.

Keady also has small animals but that's a real hike from your area.

IP: Logged

bd
Grand Prix Member

Posts: 1431
From:Paris-Woodstock
Registered: Aug 2003

posted July 08, 2008 07:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bd     Edit/Delete Message
There is a sale in Ancaster on Fridays I believe.Surely there must be something down Niagara way if you ask the locals.

IP: Logged

hotsplashes
Grand Prix Member

Posts: 610
From:Niagara, Ontario
Registered: Oct 2007

posted July 08, 2008 12:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hotsplashes     Edit/Delete Message
Avila.. the Wainfleet livestock auction is a regular on Tuesdays... they have everything...

And seriously.. The 4H suggestion is great..these kids raise the animals, show them, and then they go for sale after show season...

IP: Logged

hubbertfarms
Preliminary Member

Posts: 43
From:peterborough
Registered: May 2007

posted July 11, 2008 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hubbertfarms     Edit/Delete Message
We have Nigian Milking goats we will be breeding this fall
www.hubbertfarms.ca

IP: Logged

hubbertfarms
Preliminary Member

Posts: 43
From:peterborough
Registered: May 2007

posted July 11, 2008 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hubbertfarms     Edit/Delete Message
We will be breeding our Nigerian Milking goats this year, If you are interested please e-mail
info@hubbertfarms.ca
www.hubbertfarms.ca

IP: Logged

KarenD
Grand Prix Member

Posts: 252
From:Guelph I guess
Registered: Oct 2003

posted July 11, 2008 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KarenD     Edit/Delete Message
You can check out the Hagersville auction, I believe its Wednesdays and Fridays?? I know Fridays for sure.I bought 2 goat kids there..mind you it was more of a rescue situation..I felt very sorry for them and they were incerdibly sick when I brought them home.Alot of goats do go thru there, but if your trying to start a herd, I would do to a breeder. Me...well im a sucker and wasnt looking for goats, I wanted Guinea Fowl...but im glad I did cause I love them!! Off topic sorry and good luck.

IP: Logged

Maureen
Grand Prix Member

Posts: 551
From:Hagersville, On , Can
Registered: Nov 2004

posted July 11, 2008 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maureen     Edit/Delete Message
Hagersville sale is Monday and Friday. Monday is livestock day, Friday is birds, rabbits, etc. phone number is 905-768-5601
Sales barn is located on #6 Highway at 1st Line (one road north of town).

IP: Logged

hubbertfarms
Preliminary Member

Posts: 43
From:peterborough
Registered: May 2007

posted August 05, 2008 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hubbertfarms     Edit/Delete Message
I have a friend breeding Nigerian Milk goats late this year if you are interested I will pass your name on to her. They produce about 2 liters a day
Kathy

IP: Logged

Maureen
Grand Prix Member

Posts: 551
From:Hagersville, On , Can
Registered: Nov 2004

posted August 07, 2008 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maureen     Edit/Delete Message
Mary-we have some goat milk shippers in the Niagara region. I'll find out some numbers for you and contact you through your website.

IP: Logged

HH Canadians
Grand Prix Member

Posts: 154
From:Dunvegan, Ontario, Canada
Registered: Feb 2006

posted August 07, 2008 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for HH Canadians     Edit/Delete Message
Ditto buying from a reputable breeder. The 4 H idea is good. There are some diseases in goats that once you get them on your farm are a real pain to eliminate. An example is CL (look for a lump at the jaw line). Then you can look at the facilities and the management practice....plus with a good breeder you will also have a valuable resource for questions if you have problems later.

IP: Logged

NorthCountryAcres
Grand Prix Member

Posts: 309
From:Cameron, ON, Canada
Registered: Jul 2006

posted August 08, 2008 08:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NorthCountryAcres     Edit/Delete Message
I was advised not to buy my stock from the auctions, do to the risk of disease and bringing it on my farm. However that said apparently there are sales where everythig has to be vaccinated etc.
I just bought some sheep and had quite an interesting time finding them.
I ended up finding them in Kijjii (sp) and these are local to me.
The biggest problem I am having is getting 2 delivered down from Oil Springs.

IP: Logged

ride on
Grand Prix Member

Posts: 2379
From:Inglewood, Ontario, Canada
Registered: May 2002

posted August 08, 2008 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ride on     Edit/Delete Message
Lazy Day Farms in Hillsburgh breeds goats. You can find a phone number for them by a search in the boarding ads. They don't have email.

IP: Logged

ride on
Grand Prix Member

Posts: 2379
From:Inglewood, Ontario, Canada
Registered: May 2002

posted August 08, 2008 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ride on     Edit/Delete Message
For pigs try:
http://www.clrc.ca/swine.shtml

For goats try:
http://www.clrc.ca/goats.shtml

edited to add:
kijiji.ca is a good place to search

http://london.kijiji.ca/f-pets-W0QQCatIdZ112QQKeywordZgoats

Note: the Tillsonburg goat show is coming up on Aug. 16; see the link above

[This message has been edited by ride on (edited August 08, 2008).]

[This message has been edited by ride on (edited August 08, 2008).]

IP: Logged

All times are EDT (CAN)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Equestrian Management Group Home Page

All rights reserved. Copyright E.M.G. 2000 - 2006


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.45c