How much do slaughter horses sell for?

How much do slaughter horses sell for?

In 2016, the industry saw a surge in kill pen profits, while the number of horses actually being exported for processing was unchanged. In 2017, the prices were even higher, averaging from $850 on the low end to as high as $3000 on some horses.

How much will a kill buyer pay for a horse?

Horse shoppers can buy a horse for $1,000 on Craigslist, or pay $1,000 to a kill buyer’s broker on Facebook and feel like they’re saving a horse from slaughter. They’re aware the horse could be sick or lame, but saving a horse’s life is worth the risk.

How much does a horse sell for at auction?

At the BLS sales, however, loose horses have been selling for as much as $1,500 each. For six consecutive months, the top 50 have averaged in excess of $800, which is more than a slaughter buyer would be willing to pay under most circumstances.

Who are the horse slaughter buyers in Kentucky?

Donny knowlen, WA Sunnyside Collecting Station. Randy Ray, kY: Investigation of Kentucky Slaughter Buyers and Horse Auctions June/July 2011 (and Tim Ryan ?) Larry Browning, kY (still active ?): Animal control officer: Pendleton County drops 14 animal abuse charges against Butler, Ky. man

Where can I find a killer horse auction?

Although you can find auction sales throughout the country, the most important killer auctions are Sugar Creek Livestock Auction in Ohio, New Holland Sales Stables in Pennsylvania, Billings Livestock Auction in Montana, Shipshewana Horse & Tack Auction in Indiana, Southwest Livestock Auction in Los Lunas, New Mexico and Stephenville, in Texas.

How many horses are auctioned each year in Ohio?

Thousands of horses are auctioned each year, including healthy pleasure horses and ponies, former race horses, draft horses, donkeys, mules, and even wild horses. Watch an undercover video from a horse auction in Ohio.

Where do horses go after they are sold at auction?

Horses either then ship directly from the auction to the slaughterhouse or to the kill buyer’s kill pen and then on to the slaughterhouse or to a contract buyer’s feedlot to await slaughter.