I don’t know about you, but for me there’s nothing quite like the feeling of finding just the right tool for the task I’m trying to accomplish, especially when it comes to life here on the farm.
That’s why I’m so excited to share this amazing online tool from Cornell University – the Meat Price Calculator! While basing goat meat prices off of what your competition is doing (i.e, other farms, grocery stores) is a good place to start, it’s important to also know your own cost of production, what you want your margins to be and then factoring those into a pricing structure that makes sense for selling and what is realistic in your market. This tool, developed by the Cornell Program on Agribusiness and Rural Development can help you do all that and more.
If you’re based in the East Coast (specifically in NY, MA or NC) you can make a free account and save and edit your price lists, but otherwise you can still use the calculator as a guest for reference.
Check out my walkthrough and tutorial of the Cornell Meat Price Calculator tool below!
Watch the video to learn more
- What we can learn from consumer trends
- Getting started selling cuts of goat meat
- Moving to e-commerce for farm sales