Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Turnout good at Southeast Kiko sale

            The 3rd annual Southeast Kiko Goat Association Roundup and Sale was the group’s best effort yet. The event, held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Ga., on June 1-2, had participants from across the Southeast.
            Friday was filled with educational seminars and concluded with a goat meat barbecue. The highlight on Saturday was the sale of 78 head of Kiko breeding stock consigned by 14 SEKGA members.
            More than 70 registered buyers bid on the offering, with buyers showing a discriminating taste for quality stock. Good yearling halfblood does brought more money than lower quality  New Zealands. Several high-quality 2011 halfblood does brought $500, a price trend that began a few weeks earlier at the Ozark Empire Kiko Spotlight sale in Springfield, Mo.
            And just as in other recent Kiko sales, many bidders went home with empty trailers. The demand for and scarcity of good breeding stock is pushing the prices ever higher for good, commercial type Kiko percentage does.
            One sale attendee, who said he had a set limit on what he wanted to pay for does,  joked that he may have to adjust his limit since he went home without any goats.
            The high-selling doe was a February 2012 black New Zealand consigned by Dick and Sally Rutherford. She was purchased by Nathan Reese of Indiana for $1,275.
            Nine head of Kiko bucks made a good showing with an average price of $861. There were eight New Zealands and one purebred buck in the sale. The lone purebred, an impressive January 2012 ECR Katmandu son consigned by Awtrey and Mary Moore, brought $900 — again a reflection on quality more than pedigree with several New Zealand bucks selling for less.
            The high-selling buck also was solid black, a Hancock Kiko Farm buck consigned by Melvin and Elsa Price. The 3-year-old New Zealand buck was purchased for $1,525 by Garry Cunningham of Missouri, who drove 600 miles to bid on this one buck. He needed this Nick grandson to cross with the solid black mother-daughter pair that he had purchased two weeks ago at the Springfield, Mo., sale. That pair was the high-selling lot in that sale.
            Overall the sale grossed $44,825 for an average per head selling price of $567. Twenty-six head of New Zealand does averaged $792 a head.
            Twelve head of purebred does averaged $479 a head, with the low-seller bringing  $350. The top-selling purebred does were a pair of twins that brought $875 and $825.
            Two 88% does averaged $338 each. Three 75% does averaged $350 each.
            Twenty-six head of 50% does averaged $347, with the low-seller bringing $275 and the three high-sellers bringing $500 each. Another four head brought $400-$425.
            These sales figures are unofficial.

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