THE Australian record for stud goats was broken multiple times during the first annual Cobar Red and Black Goat Sale yesterday, when a premier selection of breeding stock from two the country's leading studs went under the hammer.
A full clearance of 49 bucks and 10 does was achieved by vendors, Bunnaloo Black Goat stud, Moama, and Rangeland Red Goat stud, Goodooga, who celebrated an overall sale gross of $272,400.
Previously the record sat at $5000 for a buck, but that record tumbled as prices kept climbing and a new record of $9000 made the history books.
A result that left the vendors absolutely thrilled, after they did not know what to expect as it was their first sale.
Rangeland Red Tag 9094 was the top-priced ram from the Rangeland Red stud that now holds the Australian record after being knocked down for $9000 to the Moseley family of Etiwanda near Cobar.
By Teal Point 'Chase' 0001 and out of Yarrabee 6031, the 13-month-old was a red and white buck.
Sixteen bucks sold for over $5000.
Bunnaloo stud master Jean van Niekerk said when put across feral or rangeland goats these bucks the will increase carcase weight by between four to five kilogram, which equates to $50 per kid that is sold.
"That is a lot of money over the 1000 goats you are selling," he said.
The top-priced black buck was Bunnaloo tag 191022 which sold for $6500 to Kallara Partners, who also purchased Bunnaloo's high-seller, tag 191034, for $8000.
Overall bucks topped at $9000 and averaged $4502, while the doe offering hit a $7000 high and averaged $5180. Both averages are believed to also have set new Australian records.
Registered does sold to a $7000 Australian record, with the top money being paid by Ben Cullinan of Kinross Station, at Pooncarie, for Bunnaloo's offering in Bunnaloo 191020.
The 13-month-old was a red, single born ET daughter of Jolleen Red M110 out of the Jolleen F F26 doe.
In the process of establishing his own stud, Mr Cullinan has focused on acquiring top quality genetics, according to Bunnaloo's stud manager Mel Hibma.
In total he purchased three does and a buck from Bunnaloo.
The top-priced black doe, Bunnaloo 191026, made $6200 and was snapped up by Ross Gates of Wilcannia.
Mr Gates was also a bulk buyer.
The sale was conducted by Nutrien Livestock Russell, with John Settree as the auctioneer.