INTERSTATE demand for goats drove the prices up at the inaugural NSW Boer Goat Auction at Peak Hill showgrounds today, with 45 per cent of the offering sold to online buyers via AuctionsPlus.
Comprising standard, red and black bucks, does, embryos and semen packages from the Bengara, Best Red, Valley Boers and Youlden Valley studs, the sale resulted in lots sold to buyers throughout NSW, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.
With comments "females are hard to find", it was no surprise the doe section of the catalogue achieved a 91 per cent clearance with 31 of 34 sold to a $5500 top and $2613 average. The remaining three were passed in for not meeting their reserves, and will now be retained by the vendors.
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Queensland-based buyers Ian and Sharon Machin at Chambers Flat, purchased the $5500 high selling female, Valley Boers 0024 from vendors Tom and Simone Youlden of Valley Boers.
A May 2020-drop standard boer doe, she weighed 48.8 kilograms and was by Valley Boers Jagermeister and out of Valley Boers 8033.
Bucks reached a $6000 top and averaged $2135, with 37 of 66 sold at auction.
The $6000 top-priced buck was red sire prospect, Kazleesha R845, from the Best Reds stud jointly owned by Ben Stanford, Peak Hill and Susan Law, Wellington.
He was purchased by Conrad McGinty, Hillston, who bought two red bucks for a $4000 average.
The sale-topping ram was a twin-born son of Kazleesha Q0735 out of Kazleesha Q0728 which weighed 54.4kg and measured an eye muscle depth of 23 millimetres and rib fat depth of 2mm.
Five semen packages sold to a $200 per straw top, three times, and averaged $180/straw, while three of 10 embryo packages were sold for $600 per embryo.
Semen straws from the sire of the top-priced doe made the top money with two packages of 10 straws each sold for $200/straw. One was purchased by online buyer Dean Coddington of Keith, SA, and the other went to a Queensland online buyer from Majors Creek.
The sale was conducted by Nutrien Dubbo with stud stock agents John Settree and Brad Wilson sharing the duties as the auctioneers.
- Read the full report in next week's The Land newspaper.
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