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Alphaeton Sale 13 October 2017

The Alphaeton Bonsmara & Boergoat production sale wa held at Alphaeton in the Fort Beaufort district on a beautiful spring day on Friday the 13th. It proved to be a lucky Friday the 13th where 82 buyers registered and bidding was brisk on all lots. The 29 Bonsmara bulls averaged R39413.79 with the top price being for lot 4, a beautiful dark bull which was bought by Craig Handley for R68000. The bulls sold in a range from R20000 to R68000 with a bull to fit every farmers pocket. Most of the bulls were sold into the local Fort Beaufort, Adelaide & Bedford areas. The Bonsmara heifers belonging to neighbors Pierre & Jacobus le Roux also sold very well and there was keen interest on the Savannah & Boergoats. The Fettings’ Famous Fowls created great excitement and record prices were achieved once again. Hobson & Co were the agents on the sale with Paul Mills & Jeremy Maclachlan the auctioneers. The Sale averages were as follows:

Sale Averages:

Type of Stock No Average Price Top Price Buyer
Bonsmara Bulls 29 R 39 413.79 R 68 000.00 Craig Handley
Pregnant Heifers 18 R 13 666.67 R 14 000.00 Tony & Derek Painter
Open Heifers 11 R 9 327.27 R 9 600.00 Lucci Strydom
Boergoat Rams 15 R 4 450.00 R 7 250.00 Ralf Human
Savannah Rams 10 R 4 800.00 R 5 750.00 Ralf Human
Boergoat Ewes 79 R 2 273.42 R 3 400.00 Hennie du Plessis
Poultry 10 R 455.00 R 600.00 Chris Lombard

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