2019 Sale Recap
Multi Purpose Center
November, 8-9 2019
November 8 and 9 was a very busy weekend. We had a lineup of great speakers and the seminars were very well attended. At least it was warmer in the hall than it was in the barn!
The weather started out OK, but a cold front brought wind, rain and some much cooler temperatures. The goats didn’t seem to mind the lower temps. We had a barnful of really nice goats. There was something for everyone, from open to pregnant does, and percentage, purebred and 100% NZ.
Out of the 105 Lots in the catalog, there were 17 scratches and 7 No Sales. The total for the 80 goats sold $49,575 making the average at $623.
62 100% NZ averaged $689
15 PB averaged $388
3 Percentage $350
1 Lot semen $300
We gave out 66 buyer numbers, and there were buyers from seven different states. The state of MS had the largest number of buyers, with seven breeders purchasing goats, followed by GA with five.
The person buying the largest number of goats was Jimmy Dick from Albemarle, NC, purchasing 13 goats. Jimmy Dick was also the winner of the 100% NZ Give-Away Buck. The buck was donated by Eric Anderson from Collins. NY.
Dewey & Addie Short of Short’s Livestock in DeLeon, TX were the owners of the high-selling doe. She was a 22 month old 100% NZ out of MRG Thriller. She was purchased by Jimmy Dick from Albemarle, NC, and sold for $1450.
We had a great turn out for the kids Skill-a-thon. Cassady Smith was the winner of the Purebred skill-a-thon doe, donated by Dewey and Addie Short from DeLeon TX. She had the highest score in the Sr competition.
Ailee Byrd took second place and Taylor Brewer was in third. In the Jr competition, Lily Everett took first place with Makenzie Smith in second and Jacob Everett in third. Congratulations to all of them.
There was plenty to eat and everyone enjoyed the catered lunch on Saturday of goat sausage and grilled chops. The Brunswick stew, goat chili and goat gumbo for Friday lunch seemed to disappear quite fast too.
Watch for more info on Hattiesburg to come later. Merry Christmas!