Our goat meat...
Goat meat will be available for the Atlanta area in the summer of 2017. Below is some basic information about how we sell our goat meat. Please email the farm if you would like to be notified when the next goat meat is available.
As with our grass-fed beef, our goats are raised on pasture, hay, and minimal grain. We do not use hormones on our meat goats and will use antibiotics only when necessary. Our goats are sold for meat as WHOLE goats only. Our butcher will be happy to cut and package your goat according to your specifications. Goat meat is sold based on hanging weight. We estimate that our wethers (neutered male goats) to be 60-70 lbs at weaning age with a hanging weight of 25-35 lbs.
Goat meat is $6.00 per lb. by hanging weight.
Our goat meat is sold based on its "hanging weight". Hanging weight is defined as the carcass weight minus the head, hide and entrails. The hanging weight is approximately 50% - 60% of the live animal weight, and therefore you are not charged any of the waste product. So, a 70lb goat would have a hanging weight of approximately 35lbs -42lbs. After the meat is hung to chill for 24 hours, it is then cut to your specifications and double-wrapped to your spedifications. At this time some of the bone is removed from the meat. Therefore, the final amount of goat meat you receive will differ from the hanging weight. You should expect to receive between 60-65% of the hanging weight as cut, wrapped meat. If you have questions about the butchering process please contact the farm.
Our goat meat is currently available as a whole carcass, two half pieces, or cut "family style."
"Family style" is into two hams, two racks of ribs, chops and ground goat meat. This can be modified to include more roasts (as in our example below).
Goat can be processed into other cuts for an additional $.50 per lb.
Sample Goat Yield:
"Family Style" goat yielded the following (note that this is a sample and yields will vary depending on the size of the goat):
9 packages of goat chops
2 packages ribs
6 -1lb packages of ground goat
There is a $100.00 deposit on all goat meat and a charge of $6.00 per lb. If you are interested in reserving a goat, please contact the farm via the email link at the top of this page.