Marketing Resources

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.

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 to places to purchase.

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!

Sheep and Goat Markets

ind out the most recent sheep and goat prices! 

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.

How to Find Archived Market Reports

Starting January 2020

Learn how to find archived livestock market reports from the USDA MARS Livestock Market News website starting January 2020.

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Stockyard Slug codes:

Bowling Green: 2215

Maysville: 2216

Richmond: 2217

Paris: 2218

Washington: 2219

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

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!

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. 

Kentucky Natural Fiber Center

The Kentucky Natural Fiber Center will be located in Millersburg, Kentucky on the historic grounds of the historic Mustard Seed Hill, formerly the Millersburg Military Institute.   The center will host fiber related classes, trainings, conferences and vending events.  The goal of the KNFC is to become a hub for the fiber producers and fiber artists of the Commonwealth.  

Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office

PO Box 4709

Frankfort, KY 40604

502-682-7780

sharon@kysheepandgoat.org