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Florida Farm Animals
Chickens | Goats | Cattle | Pigs | Sheep | Cows
Farm Animals for Sale
Find a selection of farm animals for sale at farm animal breeders, livestock auctions, and farms throughout Florida. Florida farms specialize in raising chickens for eggs, meat, and for showing, goats for milk, meat, and showing, rabbits for pets, meat, and showing, sheep for wool fiber, cows and cattle for sale. In addition to conventional farm animals, many Florida farms now breed Alpacas and Llamas for sale.
Llama and alpaca farms raise these stately animals for their fine wool and meat. The larger llamas are used for show or for meat while the smaller alpacas are prized for their fine wool. Many farms offer baby alpacas and baby llamas for sale. Baby alpacas and baby llamas are known as crias which is Spanish for baby.
Miniature, Pygmy, and Dwarf Goats.
Miniature forms of farm animals are favorites for pets and who doesn't love miniature baby goats? Farms in Florida raise Nigerian dwarf goats, pygmy goats, fainting goats, and just plain miniature goats.
Other Miniature Farm Animals
You may also find mini cows, mini-rabbits, teapot pigs, miniature horses, and miniature donkeys offered for sale.
In addition to animal farms in Florida, see the listing of bi-weekly, weekly and monthly livestock auctions. You will find Nigerian dwarf goats, pygmy goats, mini goats, Zebu cows and other mini cows for sale at these Florida animal auctions.
Advantages of Mini Farm Animals
Many miniature farm animals may be raised as pets such as mini horses or miniature donkeys and require only small farms. Mini farm animals are easier to manage and take up less space. The other benefit of mini farm animals is food consumption. Mini animals require much less feed and forage than their full size cousins and produce less manure to deal with.
Thousands of families in Florida maintain hobby farms where they raise both full size and miniature species of farm animals such a mini cows and mini goats. These farms may produce eggs, wool, and milk for sale, but are not considered to be production farms.
Florida is one of the largest cattle producing states in the nation. Favored breeds are Angus, Brahman, Florida Cracker, and Senepol cattle. Sheep and goats are also raised commercially for meat, milk, and wool.
Dairy farming is also a strong contributor to the Florida economy with over 123,00 cows producing about 2.34 million pounds of milk per year. Goat dairy farms are a growing category as more consumers seek out goat milk and cheese.
Florida is not a big pig producing state with about 16,000 head taken to slaughter each year as compared to Iowa where over 20 million swine are brought to market annually.
Florida Livestock Auctions
Florida livestock auctions are held weekly and feature sales of cattle, hogs, piglets, goats and sheep. Livestock auctions are held at Okeechobee Livestock Market and the Arcadia Stockyard to mention a few. See below for addresses of Florida livestock auction phone numbers for complete schedules and prices.
Shopping for farm supplies is much easier when done online where prices can be compared and products are easier to find. Check out our large selection of fans and misters at our barn fan store here and our chicken coops and more store here.
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