GOAT demand declined as AuctionsPlus listings dropped by 10 percent to 5642 head over the past two weeks.
The sale on Tuesday September 7, offered 4627 head, with the balance in the following week.
Listings have been evenly split between New South Wales and Queensland. Western NSW offered the highest output 2406 head, closely followed by western Queensland with 2250 head.
AuctionsPlus said as numbers eased, so did buyer interest, with a 77pc clearance rate achieved, down from 83pc the previous fortnight.
Rangeland goats remained the most popular category offered, accounting for 91pc of the overall offering. Rangeland does sold from $110-$167 and averaged $124 – back $10/head from the previous fortnight. The top-priced lot was 450 continuously joined does with 230 kids at foot from Quilpie, Queensland. The mixed age does averaged 32kg and had 10kg with them. They sold to a Queensland buyer at Longreach.
The 1680 Rangeland backgrounding bucks offered in the last two weeks sold from $95 to $111 and averaged $100/head. A line of 260 bucks at Broken Hill, NSW, sold for $111/head to a NSW buyer at Deniliquin. The bucks ranged from 4-20 months of age and averaged 18kg liveweight.
First cross Boer/Rangeland goats were in high demand, with a 100pc clearance achieved for the 406 head offered. A line of first cross continuously joined nannies, 8-14 months old, weighing 26kg, at Brewarrina NSW, returned $140/head. A line of 136 first cross does, 3-10 months old, weighing 12kg, at Roma, Queensland, sold for $120/head.
A small offering of Savannah bucks and does from Bathurst, NSW, listed in the most recent sale. A two year-old Savannah buck and a five year-old, both made $200/head. The second cross Savannah/Boer cross does, 5-6 months old, weighing 20kg, sold for $135/head.