Alpacas sold to a top of $15,750 at the 8th Breeders Choice Alpaca auction.
For the first time this sale was held exclusively online through Auctionsplus.
In all 48 Alpacas sold to a top of $15,750 and averaged $2767.
There were 134 registered bidders logged on from all states of Australia and an overseas purchaser from the UK.
The top price was for Malakai Ashbourne Sintilation ET a white female offered by Shane Carey and Daniel Barendsen of Malakai Alpacas and Darren and Rebecca Hard of Ashbourne Alpacas, Miners Rest. The lot was purchased by Geoff and Jenni Smith, Aingeal Ridge Alpacas, Bungendore, NSW.
Sintilation combined two of Australia's leading Alpacas in four-times National Champion and National Supreme champion EP Cambridge Sin City, together with Malakai Fire Chief who's progeny have won 64 championships, 16 supreme champion titles over the past two showing seasons, as well as the 2019 National sires progeny team.
EP Cambridge Oakbank, SA, had a strong sale receiving the second top price of $10,750 - twice - and averaging $9250 for four head. One lot to make $10,750 was a female that was bought by Patagonia stud, Meadow Flat, NSW. The second lot at $10,750 was a male that was bought by W McCauley, Jiliby, NSW.
A Grey female from EP Cambridge was purchased by the UK buyer for $9000.
Other top prices where obtained included by the Patagonia stud which averaged $6000 for two females.
Sale co-ordinator Wilson Beer said it was a strong sale, particularly given it was first time this sale had been totally online.
He said the multi-vendor sale sold lots to all states apart from Queensland.
The sale was co-ordinated by Wilson Beer, Nutrien Livestock, and conducted via AuctionsPlus.