GOAT listings on AuctionsPlus during October doubled from the previous month to 14,535 head offered across four sales.
Rangeland goats were the most popular breed across all stock categories, contributing 81 percent of the overall catalogue. Rangeland does sold from $109-$231 to average $144, $8 dearer. The top priced lot was a line of 80 nannies with 60 mixed sex kids from Nyngan, NSW. The nannies averaged 36kg, were continuously joined to Kalahari Red bucks and had kids averaging 13kg. At St George in Queensland, 279 nannies joined to Rangeland, Kalahari and Boer bucks, and with 312 kids, sold for $226.
Rangeland bucks sold from $96-$150 to average $120, up $17 from September. A line of 874 Rangeland bucks split across two lots topped the category, selling for $150 in Mitchell, Queensland. The bucks ranged from 10-16 months old, weighed 41kg and sold to a QLD buyer at nearby Charleville.
Boer-Rangeland cross goats were the second largest category offered for the month, with 1218 head. Crossbred bucks sold from $123-$571 and averaged $307/head, $165 dearer than in September. The top price was shared by three bucks, 10-14 months old, weighing 53kg from Dirranbandi, Queensland. A line of 460 future breeder Boer-Rangeland cross does, 4-5 months old, weighing 29kg, from Walgett NSW, made $180/head.
October highlights also included seven Boer bucks from Emerald, Queensland, selling from $1080-$4,215 and averaging $2611. The 10-16 month-old bucks ranged in weight from 34-43kg and remained in Queensland.
There was also 16 Kalahari Red bucks at Charleville, Queensland, that sold for $500-$3,205 to average $1199. The unregistered bucks from Allambie Kalahari Reds varied in weight and age and were purchased by NSW and Queensland bidders.
Offerings split between Queensland New South Wales
Queensland producers offered 7201 head and New South Wales sellers presented 7152 head. Southern Queensland was the largest listing region, accounting for 44pc of the month’s catalogue. Purchasing was dominated by Queensland, with 54pc of goats sold returning to the Sunshine State. There were significant price movements across most stock categories in October, with quantity and quality a factor. Despite the increase of numbers, demand remained robust, averaging a 78pc clearance rate across the four sales.
Source – AuctionsPlus.