GOAT listings on AuctionsPlus increased by 23 percent in the past fortnight to total 6270 head, underpinned by a strong offering of 5242 last week.
Western New South Wales made the biggest contribution of 3220 head, while southern and central Queensland listed only 842 head.
AuctionsPlus said the overall clearance rate was steady on the previous reporting period at 83 percent. Victoria offered no goats, but purchased 1800 head online.
Southern Queensland also had a net positive movement of goats, buying back 1281 head. Other major purchasing regions included the north-west slopes and plains of NSW (1002 head), western NSW (480 head) and western Queensland (450 head).
Buyers seeking Rangeland goats for backgrounding the most active. They bought 4146 head of does, wethers and mixed sex lines on offer – that made from $80 to $217 and averaged $134, back $12/head on the previous fortnight.
The top price was $217 for 23 Rangeland nannies with 36 kids at foot from Nyngan NSW, which weighed 29kg liveweight. These nannies had been continuously running with Rangeland billies, with the kids at foot averaging 4.5kg. They were sold to a NSW buyer at Finley. Another notable result was $214 paid for 195 Boer/Kalahari/Rangeland does from Morven in Queensland that sold to a buyer at Hannaford. The does were 4-6 months old and weighed 20kg liveweight.
In another sale, 397 first cross bucks in two lines from western NSW and southern Queensland, sold for $109 and $120/head respectively. A line of 210 2-10 month-old standard/Red Boer/Rangeland/ Boer composite bucks averaging 20kg liveweight at Cobar, NSW, sold to a Victorian buyer at St Arnaud. A vendor at Gore in Queensland offered 10 lots of Boer bucks that made from $350 to $510, averaging $459/head.