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AuctionsPlus goat listings increase year-on-year

Sheep Central, April 4, 2022

These 1-5 year-old rangeland does at Cobar in western New South Wales sold for $149 on AuctionsPlus last week.

AUCTIONSPLUS goat listings for the first quarter of 2022 have increased 113 percent year-on-year.

The online platform said 19,579 goats were listed online during March, slipping 17pc below the February 2022 offering, but still 28pc higher than in March 2021.

Goat prices eased slightly across most AuctionsPlus categories during March, AuctionsPlus said, and clearance rates through March averaged 73pc.

Queensland accounted for 76pc of total listings for March, with a total of 14,919 head. Top listing regions for the month included southern Queensland (10,807 head), western Queensland (4112 head) and western New South Wales (2425 head).

Queensland continued to account for most listings and purchases during March, with 25pc of the lots sold out of Queensland heading interstate to Victoria and NSW. Indicative of the market through March was the sale of 338 four year-old rangeland does at Surat, Queensland, that weighed 45kg lwt, and were bought by a northern Victoria buyer for $132.

There were 8294 rangeland does offered in March and 56pc sold. The average price for the category eased $11 from February’s mark to $120/head, or 548c/kg lwt. A line of 17-19 month-old rangeland does weighing 39kg at Roslynmead, Victoria, sold for $147 to a Victorian buyer.

AuctionsPlus offered and sold 2172 rangeland bucks in March. Prices averaged $107, back $2, to equate to 483c/kg. A highlight was 800 8-20 month-old bucks weighing 26kg lwt that made $132/head or 508c/kg lwt.

There were 5409 Boer/rangeland bucks listed and 97pc sold. Prices for the category averaged $238/head, or 545c/kg. A large line consisting of 630 head of 6-8 month-old Boer/rangeland bucks aged 6-8 months weighing 28kg at Mitchell, Queensland, sold for $139 to Queensland buyer at Millmerran.

The 783 Boer/rangeland does offered last month sold for an average price of $167 (down $22), or 566c/kg lwt. From Mitchell Queensland, A line of 103 8-15 month-old does weighing 36kg lwt at Mitchell in Queensland made $200 with a Tambo buyer.

Source: AuctionsPlus.

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