Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hungry buyers push Kiko prices to new records

The 2011 Cream of the Crop catalog has been updated with the prices paid for each lot. Here's the link:

This is one of two does that tied for high-selling animal, bringing $4,100 each.

This ECR Blackbeard daughter out of a Sports Kat daughter consigned by Ron Polette (center) of Arcadia Valley Meat Goats was purchased by R&J Kiko Ranch of Fort Scott, Kan. Others pictured here representing R&J are (from left) John Zink, Jacob Zink, Jake Bellmyer and Lacey Pearn. The other high-selling doe was a Goat Hills Kikos consigment, a February 2011 doeling out of GHK Cherokee Fiddler and an Iron Horse daughter. That doe also was purchased by the R&J group.

Buyers looking for top-quality Kiko genetics descended on the Cream of the Crop Kiko Sale held Oct. 29 in Corydon, Ind., and bid feverishly for the 100 head available. 79 registered buyers from 20 states pushed Kiko prices to new levels and underscored the growing demand for this New Zealand import.

Two 100% New Zealand does brought $4,100 apiece, record prices for a Kiko in modern production sales. But these two does were not the exceptions when it came to high prices. Sixteen head brought more than $3,000 each.

The high-selling buck was a March 2011 son of Iron Horse consigned by Goat Hill Kikos of Porum, Okla. The young buck, who did not enter the ring until Lot #97, brought $2,700 and was purchased by Brent Goodin of Derby, Iowa.

The high-selling purebred doe brought $2,950. The 2009 AVG Zolo's Legacy daughter was bred by Arcadia Valley Meat Goats and was consigned by Goat Hill Kikos. 

See the December issue of Goat Rancher for more details and analysis.

Here are the stats:

2   purebred bucks averaged $937

12   NZ bucks averaged $1,583

29   NZ does averaged $2,397

19   2011 NZ doelings averaged $2,469

14   purebred does averaged $1,164

17   2011 purebred doelings $1,069

11   percentage does averaged $352


  1. Gold and Goats worth their weight in gold so to speak. Great to see prices that high for breeders but can they be sold for that price to a non Kiko breeder?