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Boer cross goats in demand in AuctionsPlus sale

Sheep Central, June 7, 2021

BOER cross does sold for up to $257.50 a head and rangeland does made to $150 in the AuctionsPlus National Goat Sale last week.

There was 1938 goats listed in the sale this week, with 1672 rangeland bred goats dominating the offering.

The sale clearance rate increased to 57 percent, from 44pc the previous week.

Boer goats were in high demand, with a 100pc clearance of the 266 head offered. A line 140 5-7 month-old Boaer/Kalahari and Boaer/rangeland cross does at Morven in Southern Queensland sold for $257.50.

AuctionsPlus said there was a good offering of breeding bucks, comprising 15 of the 21 sale lots. The stand-out for this week was a lot of 13 9-11 month-old purebred Boer goats at Bollon in western Queensland that made $920. This was well above the next highest price of $710 for seven Red Boer/Boer cross goats from the same region.

Boer buck prices ranged from $400 to $920 and averaged $529/head, with a 100pc clearance for the 126 head offered. One lot of 20 bucks at Mitchell in Queensland made $400 with a New South Wales buyer at Bourke.

AuctionsPlus offered 52 rangeland bucks in seven different lots, but none were sold.

Rangeland does registered a 33pc clearance rate, with lots selling for up to $150. Rangeland wethers and mixed sex goats both had a clearance rate of 100pc, with the wethers selling to a top of $121 and the mixed sex goats making to $81. The lot of 600 rangeland does that sold will be transported from Broken Hill to Longreach.

Source: AuctionsPlus.


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