New Zealand Bloodstock has suggested that the National Fish and Ornithology Share Sale could hold a permanent place on the calendar and return as a live auction in Karaka in 2023, as the year’s online sale continues. Now underway on July 17th on Gavelhouse Plus.
However, the positive response from suppliers in the delivery of a high-quality group of horses and mares – and the opening of international borders following the COVID-19 pandemic – has spurred thoughts of buyers. and sellers met at a physical auction in Auckland, with the cuts of beef being sold in conjunction with the National Snack Sale, also held online in April this year.
New Zealand Bloodstock last held a combined sale of weaning and broodstock in 2019 at the Karaka May Sale, an auction that attracted a collection of 62 broodstock, selling for as high as $55,000. NZ (US$33,870).
“Given the numbers we have and depending on sales over the next week, we might consider going back to Karaka physical sales in combination with weaning drugs, because the that discount is also really good,” New Zealand Bloodstock Business Development Manager Mike Kneebone told ANZ Bloodstock News.
“Based on the quality that has been put up for sale, there’s clearly room for us to consider going back to the actual sale for it.”
New Zealand Bloodstock is happy to once again put its trust in online sales platform Gavelhouse to deliver good results. This activity sparked a one-time online auction for mares crazed, with the sale Whisper Spanish for NZ$1,202,500 (US$740,524), record-breaking October 2020, then last September nine-time group 1 winner Avantage topped off by selling for NZ$4.1 million (US$2,524,862) to Coolmore.
The recent Valachi Downs distributed auction, held online on Gavelhouse Plus, also delivered strong results, with the sale of NZ$1.75 million ($1,077,685). Tofane levee Baggy green to Yulong.
“Our online system has probably been tested more than any other, and we’re really confident with it and we want to make it an integral part of our sales. myself,” Kneebone said.
“We just think with the numbers this year we’ll be online. Even though New Zealand is open now, it’s been a pretty slow affair. There’s still a lot of drag on travel, including including from Australia, and I think that will continue to be the case even during the Ready to Run sale in November. The logical way to do it is to sell fingerlings online this year.”
New Zealand Bloodstock last year organized the sale of 37 batches of fall broodstock on Gavelhouse Plus, despite seeing winners in group 2 Longing realized NZ$195,000 (US$120,085), had 20 of the lots offered to move in.
However, Kneebone is confident that with a higher quality selection of mares on offer and a strong on-farm presence from dealers, a strong and international purchasing rig will be assembled. to participate in a dynamic bidding war.