2022 Llama Market Report
Comparing 2022 to 2021
The 185 total lots was a slight increase from 2021 (173). There was a significant increase in the number of young males consigned in 2022, with 49 males under 2 selling in 2022, compared with 26 in 2021. There was a decrease in prime breeding age females sold in 2022, with a 41% decrease in females aged 2-10 sold at auction. There was a small increase in the number of females under 2 and over 10, but overall there were less females and more males sold at auction in 2022.
The average price for young females (under 2) had a 23% increase. This category includes the aforementioned Baba Jo, who is an outlier at double the next highest sale price in recent years. Even when this price is removed, the average is still nearing $6,500 for females under two, which is still a significant increase from 2021.
The average for females aged 2-10 increased by 13% from 2021 to 2022.
Females over 10 and males of all ages had decreases of a few hundred dollars in their averages from 2021 to 2022.
The bottom of the market, while still quite strong, showed some declines from 2021.
Four females sold for less than $1,000, including one no-sale in 2022. In 2021, zero females sold for less than $1,000. It is worth noting that this female group was comprised of three unregistered females and an older non-breeder female. However, similar animals can be found in the 2021 results for higher prices. 6 males sold for under $1,000 in 2022, including two no sales.
15 females (12.8%) sold for less than $2,000 in 2022, up from 5% in 2021. 26 males sold for under $2,000.
The top of the market showed improvement in 2022. The most obvious example was the high seller, Ollendick Farms Baba Jo, but the successes were much more wide spread than that.
20 females sold for over $9,000 in 2022, accounting for 17% of female lots. This is up from 11% in 2021. Three males sold for over $9,000 (4.4%), up from 2021 where only one male reached this price level. Nearly half (47%) of all females sold for more than $5,000 in 2022, up from 39% in 2021. Twelve males sold for more than $5,000 (17.6%), up from 8% of males in 2021.
Evaluating the High Sellers
23 llamas sold for more than $9,000 in 2022. 15 different farms were represented.
15 of the 23 high selling animals were females under two years of age.
A variety of types and pedigrees were represented in this category, but a majority of the animals were suri.
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Kyle Mumford is a third generation llama owner, and his family has owned llamas since 1980. Kyle and his wife Jerrika have a herd of approximately 25 llamas in Southwest Washington.