A festival atmosphere reigned at the first Andrew Masterson & Guest Sellers elite Simmentaler and Angus sale held at Oysterbay on 26th May 2016.
61 buyers registered from throughout the country for an outstanding offering of both breeds with some well known show animals up for sale.
The sale started at 4-00pm at the beautifully decorated venue and Colette Masterson must really be complimented on what she created out of absolutely nothing!
Brandon Leer, the nationally renowned stud stock auctioneer was on the podium with Hobson &Co in attendance as the agents.
Bidding was sluggish to start with on the Angus bulls although prices realized were good. Lot no. 3, an outstanding bull bred by Fredericksburg and considered by many to be one of the best in the country was the top priced black bull on the sale. He was knocked down for R50000 to Bull v Rensburg of Gorah Boerdery and Andrew Masterson of Milagro Angus stud. The top priced red Angus bull was lot 1 from Andrew Masterson which sold for R45000 to K.N.Bouwer Farms from Meyersdal. The 5 black bulls averaged R30200 and the 9 red bulls averaged R31888 on a 100% sale.
There was mixed interest in the Angus females where buyers were very specific about what they wanted. The 3 icon lots namely Woodview Black Pride HR7471 belonging to Andrew Masterson , Black Mamba’s de Panne Redhat DE80041 and Vredenheim’s Wynland Nellie Mon 05 sold for R50000, R55000 and R48000 respectively to Joyce’s Farms from Constantia , Juhanta Angus stud from Wellington and K.N. Bouwer Farms from Meyersdal. Discerning buyers bought really good genetics for between R12000 and R15000. Unfortunately 4 lots remained unsold although there were bids on them.
The real excitements was reserved for the Simmentaler bulls where bidding was brisk on all lots from the outset on an unbelievable offering of 11 bulls.
These bulls sold in a range from R32000 to R155000 with only 2 bulls selling for less than R40000.
The gavel eventually fell on Milagro Keizer 1122 (lot56) for R155000, certainly a Cape record price to Francois Wehmeyer from Alexandria in the Eastern Cape. Chris Viljoen from Riviersonderend bought Milagro Network 1424 (lot61) for R86000. The Simmentaler bulls averaged R55181 which exceeded everybody’s expectations and paid handsome dividends for punters who had put money on the Simmentalers selling for more than the Angus!
Andrew Masterson was delighted with the outcome of the sale which proved that cattle farming is alive and well in the Eastern, Southern and Western Cape.