The first annual Blockbuster Boer Goat Sale held on Saturday, October 30 at the Four States Fair in Texarkana, Arkansas was a tremendous success. The bidding started out brisk, and continued throughout the afternoon from buyers participating in person and via the live internet broadcast of the sale. The number of registered buyers totaled 95 with representation from 16 different states. The average selling price on a total of 75 lots was $1700! The average selling price per buck was $2838, with full blood does selling for $1482. The sale was broadcast live over the internet by DVAuction with 17 head selling (23% of the total lots) and headed for new homes across the nation from California to Delaware.
Consignor Robert Hughes of White Oak Ranch commented, "The Blockbuster Boer Goat Sale exceeded all of our expectations. The success of the sale can be attributed to the strong buyer turn out coupled with the outstanding consignments offered by Bates Boer Goats, White Oak Ranch, and Agnew Boers. The buyers recognized and rewarded the quality of our offerings as evidenced by the strong average selling price. The depth of quality of the goats offered for sale was among the best anywhere in the United States in 2004."
The high selling buck was a consignment from Agnew Boers, selling to the partnership of John and Jackie Edwards and David Eden for $10,500.Pictured from left to right are Jackie Edwards, David Eden, Brenda Larner, and James Agnew.
The second high selling buck was a consignment from Bates Boer Goats, selling for $10,000 to Robert Lee of Texas.
The high selling doe was a consignment from Agnew Boers going to David Carwell of Cherry Hill, Arkansas for $4,300. Pictured left to right are David Carwell, Brenda Larner, and James Agnew.
The Blockbuster Boer Goat Sale consignors - Bates Boer Goats, White Oak Ranch, and Agnew Boers extend thanks to all the buyers for their participation and purchases, and invite everyone back next year for another blockbuster sale!