|From left, Tara Byers, Roger McSwain and Stephen Byers, with the top-selling doe and buck.|
Roger McSwain’s Sugar Rey offspring were the top-sellers at Saturday’s Splash of Color production sale in Murfreesboro, Tenn. RM 50 Sugar Rey was the 2011 ABGA National Champion Buck. He was the sire of both the high-selling buck and high-selling doe at the all-colored sale, both of which were purchased by Stephen and Tara Byers of S-n-T Valley Farms in New Market, Va.
Stephen and Tara are the new owners of Lot # 70, RM 122, an August 2011 paint doe, who brought $8,200 and was the high-selling animal in the sale. The Byers partnered with Jim and Shannon Pettit of Stoney Acres Farm in New York to purchase the high-selling buck, solid red Lot #46 RM Sugar-Del-Rojo, for $7,100.
Prices held up throughout the 112 lots offered by the consignors with several animals selling in the $4,000 range. I didn’t keep a count of all the lots sold, but I’m pretty sure the average will be over $1,000 per head. See the May issue of Goat Rancher for more photos and all the details.