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Strong sale results for reduced goat offerings

Sheep Central, May 2, 2022

These 1-5 year-old rangeland does sold for $126 on AuctionsPlus at Wentworth, NSW, last month.

CLEARANCES were mostly strong for reduced offerings of goats on AuctionsPlus last month.

AuctionsPlus offered 5550 commercial goats in April, back 72 percent from the previous month.

The main driver for the lower throughput was the shorter weeks due to public holidays, that also dropped commercial sheep and lamb offerings by 53pc for the same period.

The top goat listing regions for the month included western Queensland (2149 head), southern Queensland (2060 head) and western NSW (1022 head).

Demand held strong for rangeland bucks and the 2165 offered were sold. They accounted for 39pc of the monthly goat offering. They averaged 389c/kg lwt or $106/head, $1 lower than last month. A highlight was the 1500 6-8 month-old bucks offered in three even lines at Morvern, Queensland. The bucks average 34kgs lwt and sold for $110-112 to average 507c/kg lwt, to a Longreach buyer in Queensland.

The 2566 rangeland does offered made up 46pc of the total offering. Prices ranged from $80-$175/head, to average $120/head or 417c/kg. Th clearance rate was 73pc. A line of 193 1-5 year-old rangeland does weighing 30kg lwt at Wentworth, NSW, made $126/head, or 420c/kg lwt, with a NSW buyer at Ladysmith.

Only 53pc of the 66 Boer does offered sold, for an average of 1187c/kg lwt, or $559/head, an increase of $264 on the March average. AuctionsPlus said the significant price change across the category primarily reflected the breeding and quality of the offering. Eight two year-old purebred does weighing 46kg lwt at Hermidale, NSW, sold for $636/head, or 1371 c/kg lwt, to a NSW buyer at Walgett, NSW.

The 41 Boer bucks offered last month averaged $301/head, or 738c/kg lwt. A line of 28-30 month-old Boer bucks weighing 73kg at Katamatite, Victoria, made $383/head, $150 over their reserve price with a buyer in Wilton, NSW.

Source: AuctionsPlus.

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