A Sale Report by
If you were looking
for some fine goats to add to your herd you should have been in Shreveport,
LA, on Saturday, July 28, 2001!
Ryals Rocking R, Benz Farms Boers, And Erath
General Genetic Services offered some awesome animals to a very enthusiastic
||The arrangement of the preview pens
was logical and the consignors were very helpful. Any question we had concerning
an animal of interest were very professionally and courteously answered.
| Anticipation was the mood of
the day as the crowd waited for the 1:00 p.m. start of the sale.
The sale catalog listed several big
name animals with great show records - not something you see at most sales.
||Rocking R's M116 was the Grand Champion
at Houston in 2001, EGGS Marks the Spot M500 was Reserve. The owners
of these animals made a pact that day in the ring... "I'll put mine in
the sale if you'll offer yours".
Another example of the great animals
offered was BNZ M225, a 6 time grand champion winner.
|A spokesman from each of the consigning
families presented introductions and delivered welcome messages.
||152 hopeful bidders registered for
the sale. They came from Canada, Mexico, and 13 of the United States.
As the bidding proceeded it became
obvious that this was a group of buyers, not lookers.
|When the gavel fell for the final time
the gross sale amount was $299,375.00. That's an average of $1,847.99 per
animal offered - including percentages! The percentages averaged near $1,000.00
each with the top doe fetching $1,400.00.
||Robert Hughes purchased both of the
high selling does - the top one going on his trailer for $8,950.00.
The two high selling bucks are on their
way to Mexico.
The consignors invite you to attend their
2002 sale to be held in the same air conditioned arena next year.