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Marketing Resources

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Direct Marketing

Interested in developing a direct market outlet for your operation? We've got the answers! Learn the in's and out's of processing, pricing, and marketing meat and fiber.

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Try Something Different Tonight

The Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office hosts a marketing campaign called Try Something Different Tonight. We promote small ruminant products that consumers can Try on their Plate, Try in their Home, and Try in their Fashion. Find information to help market your products and be sure to contact Kelley Yates to be added the buyer's guides.

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HoofTrader

Looking to buy or sell livestock, hay, equipment or services? Let HoofTrader do the work for you! Receive a 30 day classified listing and Facebook promotion for just $10!

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Sheep and Goat Markets

Find out the most recent sheep and goat prices! 

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How to Read a Market Report

Jason Wachter, Kentucky Department of Agriculture Small Ruminant Market Specialist, explains how to read the new USDA Market Reports.

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How to Find Archived Market Reports

Jason Wachter, Kentucky Department of Agriculture Small Ruminant Marketing Specialist, explains how to find archived market reports.

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2022 Prime & Choice Lamb and Kid Trends

Jason Wachter, Kentucky Department of Agriculture Small Ruminant Marketing Specialist, explains the market trends for 2022.

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2021 Prime & Choice Lamb and Kid Trends

Jason Wachter, Kentucky Department of Agriculture Small Ruminant Marketing Specialist, explains the market trends for 2021.

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2020 Prime & Choice Lamb and Kid Trends

Jason Wachter, Kentucky Department of Agriculture Small Ruminant Marketing Specialist, explains the current market trends for early 2020.

Download PDF of Price Charts

April 2020 Price Charts

May-July 2020 Price Charts

2021 Kid/Lamb Prices

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Kentucky Fiber Trail

The Kentucky Fiber Trail is where we are weaving art with agriculture!  There are so many natural fiber resources throughout the Bluegrass, and we want to help you discover it!   Take a glance through our site to read our story, search our interactive map, and find ways you can get connected with the trail!

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Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival

Our Festival exists to bring together the arts and crafts community with the producers of the fibers they utilize.  At our festival, you can literally see sheep to shawl and everything in between!   With over 100 vendors each year, live animals, sheep shearing demonstrations and an amazing array of classes- our festival has something for everyone. 

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