AuctionsPlus goat offering lifts in October but is still low

Sheep Central, November 7, 2022

These 1-5 year-old Boer-rangeland cross does sold for $100 at Longreach in Queensland on AuctionsPlus last month.

AUCTIONSPLUS goat numbers lifted in October to 3517 head, up 82pc on September, but back 76pc back year-on-year, as flooding and transport issues restricted supply.

Queensland producers accounted for 81pc of listings, while goats from New South Wales made up the remaining 19pc. Western Queensland accounted for 64pc of listings for the month, at 2200 head, while the NSW north-west slopes and plains and southern Queensland both supplied 600 head.

On the purchasing side, southern Queensland buyers secured the largest number of goats at 950 head, followed by the NSW south-west slopes and plains (810 head) and northern Queensland (634 head).

The monthly offering comprised mainly of does, accounting for 98pc of listings. Rangeland does were the largest category, at 1590 head, which sold to a 76pc clearance. Prices for the category ranged from $100-$130 to average $113. A highlight was 380 1-4.5 year-old rangeland does averaging 35kg lwt at Longreach in Queensland that sold for $130.

The 660 Boer/rangeland does offered during the months all sold for $98-$194, to average $162/head – a $17 rise on last month.

AuctionsPlus sold 97pc of the 344 Boer does offered for $213-$580, to average $351 – back $69 from last month. A highlight for the category was 132 2-5 month-old Boer does weighing 47kg lwt at Mitchell, Queensland. They sold for $260 to a Queensland buyer at Ravenswood.

Of the goats sold online across during the month, 51pc were purchased using the “meet reserve” option, 24pc sold following post-sale negotiations and 16pc of goats were purchased using the “buy now” feature.

Source – AuctionsPlus.


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