Current Prices of Goats in Nigeria (June, 2023)

Rearing of goats, cows and domestic birds like chickens is very common in Nigeria. The market for these breed of animals can be found mostly in the north. But in a country blessed with such livestock, it is easy to buy any breed of goats in Nigeria for the right price and occasion.

While goat production is a normal practice since ancient times, people rear goats for either commercial or domestic purposes. If you want to either buy or venture into the business of goat production, then it would be wise to know how much various goats types are sold for in the market today.

prices of goats in Nigeria

In this post, we provide the types and current market prices of goats in Nigeria this June, 2023. This would enable you decide on the breed of goat to go for.

Types of Goats in Nigeria

In Nigeria, there are two major types of goats and they include: the local breed which consists of West African Dwarf, Pygymy, Sahelian, Red Sokoto or Maradi goats. The other type is the exotic breed. The local breed is more popular in the country than the later.

We would explain in detail these different breed of goats and their features

Local Goat Breeds

  • West African Dwarf Goats (WAD)

The West African Dwarf goats are also known as Nigerian dwarf goats are breed for meat and milk production purposes. They have stunted growth and can mostly be found in the southern states in Nigeria. With a height measuring 30cm to 50cm, the male dwarf goats weigh between 20kg to 25kg while the matured female weigh from 18kg to 22kg and have high fertility rate including multiple births.

  • Pygymy Goats

These particular type are studier in nature and similar to Nigerian dwarf goats in weight,size and height. The differences between these goats are minimal. Pygymy goats are majorly breed for meat production and have though skin to withstand any weather condition. These miniature domestic goats have small tits, udders and likes to play due to their high energy. They feed mostly on green vegetables and grass.

  • Sahelian Goats

Sahelian goats are average heighted and are mainly found in nomadic environment. They can’t survive for long in high humid areas and are used for meat and skin production. Some characteristics that differentiates this goat breed from the rest is its narrow body, shallow chest, short croup and long legs. The average height of an adult male in this category measures up to 65cm to 85cm while an adult female measures 65cm to 75cm. In terms of reproducing, they give birth to one kid at a time.

  • Red Sokoto Goats

Also called maradi goats or Sokoto red goats, they are reared majorly in northern Nigeria. The colour of these domestic animals are red and their size is small. You can also find them in Maradi, Niger. Two varieties of this type of goat include the black coat and the red coat. The sokoto red goats skins are used in manufacturing things and are also good in milk production.

Exotic Goat Breeds

  • Alpine Goats

Mostly used for home or commercial milk production, the Alpine goats are bearded in nature and strong. They are medium-sized dairy breed with an average weight of 77kg for adult males and 61kg for adult females. You would get the best of these goats if they are given plenty water and are allowed to graze freely. Due to their quick maturity, they breed from 4 to 6 months and can produce twins or triplets as the case maybe.

  • Boer Goats

Boer goats or big-sized goats are normally fertile and have high meat production rate. They are characterized with having a white body, red head and red neck. If you want to venture into goat farming in Nigeria, then you should go for this type as the meat produced by this breed is delicious and nutritious. Aside their economic value due to size, they can adapt to any environment or weather condition. The average weight of an adult male Boer goat or its female ranges from 110kg to 135kg.

  • Saanen Goats

You hardly find this specie of goat in Africa as they originate from Saanen in Switzerland. Due to their sensitivity to excess sunlight, they are also referred to as albino goats. Saanen goats don’t have horns unless in rare cases and their colour is white. They are also heavy milk producers; capable of producing three to four litres of milk on a daily basis.

  • Anglo-Nubian

This breed is human friendly and are suitable for milk, meat, and skin production. The milk produced by this specie has lots of fats in it. They exist in different colours and can naturally withstand hot weather conditions.

Current Goat Prices in Nigeria (2023)

Aside other factors like type, weight and size of goat, the recent prices of goats in Nigeria depends largely on location and period of purchase. Due to various Islamic and Christian events, the cost of purchasing any livestock during festive periods like Salah, Eid-el-fitr, Christmas, etc, are usually expensive.

The best time to get a goat at an affordable price is usually the non-festive period. It is also advisable to buy from local herdsmen in the North if you want to start goat selling business in Nigeria. It would profit you on the long run as it is cheaper in that region when compared to the south, east or west.

Here are the current market prices of goats in different parts of Nigeria

Goat prices in Northern states like Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Niger, Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, and Yola states ranges from ₦7,000 to ₦15,000. While in southern states and cities like Lagos, Onitsha, Ibadan, and Port Harcourt, the average market prices ranges from ₦10,000 to ₦25,000.

The Author

Chizoba Ikenwa

Chizoba is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the founder of Nigerian Infopedia. He is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research


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  1. lape farm nigeria limited

    interested in boer goats.

  2. I am interested in boer goats

    1. These kinds of goat are rare, but can be found in the north. We don’t have a contact to reach anyone that sells such. Thanks and sorry for the late reply

    2. Omonijo Victor Kelvin

      I can supply you boer goat. You may wish to reach out to me on 08149430066

      1. What is the price of the goat?

  3. Please buying a ram

    1. I base in Yobe State hear we have different types of goat with affordable price and I can waybill it in all the 36 State.

      1. If you have boar goats available please here’s my contact let Chat on WhatsApp

        1. My name is Ibrahim at ijebu ode Ogun state Nigeria phone number is 07041474217
          I will need one big goat for Salah

      2. of Lagos Omo-Oloja

        Can you msg me

        1. anyone that have boer goat can contact me

      3. How much is ur goat sold now

      4. Please send me your number we discuss. It is urgent

      5. Whatsapp number please to my email address

      6. Please send me your contact, I’m interested in Boer goats

      7. Hello veronica.
        I live in port Harcourt. I need some matured Boer goats if you can send me your terms soonest.

      8. Please let us discuss business.

      9. Veronica please can we meet, mean to have your contact towards the goat business .Thanks

      10. This is my contact I’ve interest 08067715377

  4. Please I need contact of goat sellers in d north. Thanks

  5. Owaka christopher Eze

    I want to start goat farming in Ebonyi state Nigeria which breed should I go for And how to get it

  6. Pls I need contacts of goat sellers in bauchi and Kano

  7. Hello Adeola I base in the north and am into goat business

    1. Veronica Samuel can you send me your contact

  8. Veronica ,which part of north, cos am interested in boar goat nd I live in ABUJA

    1. veronica pls drop ur contact, i also need boar goat

  9. Living in Kano and Interested in boar goats how or where can I get them

  10. Living in Kano and Interested in boar goats how or where can I get them easily

  11. Pls send it contact veronica

  12. Veronica samuel. Pls call me for goat deal if you can send it to me in the south

  13. Where can I get Boer goat and how much?

  14. Hi Veronica. Im interested. How do I reach you?

  15. I am in CALABAR. Pls Veronica I need your number. I want to start goat rearing

  16. How To Select The Right Breeding Female Goat For Your Farm

    Starting with and selecting the correct breeding stock will go a long way to ensuring a successful goat breeding project.

    Most goat selection is based on visual appraisal, however, you cannot tell much about future productivity based on just looking at a goat. Ideally, your goat selection should be based on a combination of visual appraisal as well as an evaluation of performance records. Always choose quality over quantity!

    Fertility is of the utmost importance and adaptability is also vital. You need to breed with does that are functionally effective and capable of maximizing your returns (high twinning ratio, good milk production, excellent mothering abilities and hardiness).

    Your does must look feminine and have a long neck with a good wedge, which is a sign of fertility. Gentle facial features with thinner horns are more desirable. Balance, symmetry and good overall conformation are what should be sought for in good breeding does.

    Reject all does with problem udders, teats that are either abnormally enlarged and multiple teats as well as overshot / undershot jaws. Pinched shoulders / ‘devils grip’ and loose shoulders are very undesirable traits.

    Use your observation and evaluation skills to make sound purchasing decisions and purchase from established breeders with good management practices who breed out of the very best of bloodlines.

  17. Veronica please can we meet, mean to have your contact towards the goat business. Thanks

  18. Please o we need young male and female goat of about 4-6 months old dankasa goat about 20-50 piece in Delta State

  19. I would like to visit your farm

  20. I need a goat in delta

  21. My name is uzthas Abdul samod Abdul wahab obanla olamide living in yobe I use to sell goat any type this is my wathsapp number 08063060141 I deal in all 36 stata In nigeria

  22. My name is uzthas Abdul samod Abdul wahab obanla olamide living in yobe I use to sell goat any type this is my wathsapp number 08063060141 I deal in all 36 stata In nigeria

  23. I’ve interest

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