Red goats make to $250 at Dubbo sale

Boer does sold up to $215 a head, averaging $110 at Dubbo goat sale last week.
Boer does sold up to $215 a head, averaging $110 at Dubbo goat sale last week.

BOER goats made up the bulk of the yarding at last Tuesday's Dubbo goat sale where 1100 head were yarded.

Much needed rain across the state meant many vendors were focusing their efforts into their regular farming operations resulting in lower numbers of Australian Bush Goats (ABG).

Auctioneer Joe Portelli, PT Lord, Dakin and Associates, Dubbo, said most categories sold to a dearer trend.

"Light goats to restockers were $20 to $25 cheaper while light kill goats were $10 to $15 dearer," Mr Portelli said.

"Heavy goats were $4 to $5 dearer and females to the restockers were about $5 dearer a head."

The best of the Boer bucks sold to $250 a head, to average $130/hd.

Does topped at $215/hd, averaging $110/hd while kids sold from $20 to a top of $72, averaging $50/hd.

The best of the ABG goats sold to $162 for billies and $174/hd for nannies.

A pen of Kalahari Red bucks made $250.

The sale was supported by vendors from the local region, as well as Mudgee, Narrabri and Parkes.

The Woolford family, Carboo, Narrabri, sold 15 Boer wethers for $188 a head, purchased by a Landmark Griffith buyer.

The Dunn family, Bundong Station, Coolabah, sold a run of Boer bucks, does and wethers.

The tops of the Dunn's bucks made the sale top of $250/hd, while 13 does sold for $150 and 21 wethers made $158.

The Jump family, Dubbo sold a pen of seven Boer does at $212/hd. Another pen of of the Jump family's does sold for $130/hd.

The sale was conducted by Landmark Milling Thomas, Olsen Agencies and PT Lord, Dakin and Associates.

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