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Tight goat supplies keep prices and clearances high

Sheep Central, July 26, 2021

Rangeland goats are in demand.

TIGHTER supply has helped goat clearance rates remain strong on AuctionsPlus in the past two week period, with 80 percent clearance achieved and 781 head sold.

AuctionsPlus said its goat listings over the last two weeks have seasonally decreased, with a total of 978 head offered. The sale on July 13 offered 335 head, while the sale on July 20 had 643 head listed. New South Wales dominated the listings, offering 62pc of the overall catalogue, with Victorian producers offering 29pc and Queensland 9pc.

There were several Boer bucks offered, with a line of eight head from St George, Queensland, selling to $400/head. The bucks averaged 49kgs, were 12-28 months old and were sold to a buyer at Millmerran, Queensland. A line of 44 Boer does from Mystic Park, Victoria, made $281. The does were 2-5 years old, weighed 52kgs and sold to a NSW buyer at Dubbo

Rangeland does accounted for the majority of listings, with 480 head offered. A 75pc clearance was achieved at prices of $162 to $170, averaging $166. The top price was claimed by a line of 110 nannies, with 50 kids at foot from Swan Hill, Victoria. The nannies were 1-5 years old, weighed 36kgs and stayed in the state. At Cobar, NSW, 250 rangeland nannies with 65 kids at foot, made $162/head. The mixed age nannies weighed 26kgs and had been joined to rangeland billies.

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