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Top Priced Ram lot 7 sold for R17500

The Quattro Boergoat and EP Dorper Club clubs held their first combined sale in Willowmore on Thursday 16th October. It was a resounding success with all lots, bar one, being sold at very competitive prices. 89 Buyers registered for the auction held by Hobson & Co with Paul Mills doing an expert job as the auctioneer. First under the hammer were the Dorper Rams and interest was keen from the start. 20 White Dorper Ram were offered and sold for an average of R5775.00, with lot 12 (bred by Boy Lotter Wit Dorpers) selling for the top price of R9000.00. The buyer was Philip Henderson of Toekomst, Jansenville. Of the 59 Dorper Rams offered 58 were sold for an average of R6228.00 with Dr Ray van der Berg of Kriebos Dorpers the star of the show, selling his 5 rams for R11900 each. He also sold the top priced ram, Lot 7, for R17500 to The Morris Slater Trust from Steytlerville. The quality of the rams offered was exceptional and both buyers and sellers should be happy with the outcome of the sale.

Next up were the 74 Boergoat ewes sold by guest sellers of the Quattro group. The goats had been strictly screened and prices were good. Most ewes offered were either kids or 2T and ready to go to the ram. Tafelberg Boerbokke (Gareth Asher) of Middelburg, a first time seller, had a brilliant sale and achieved the top price of R4000 for three of his stud maiden ewes.

At 1.30pm the boergoat rams were sold and as usual there were rams to suit every farmers tast and pocket. 54 rams were sold for R5968 with Johnny Henderson selling lot 4 for the top price of R19500 to Mr Anton Greeff. This was an exceptional ram and was probably a bargain at the price. It should be mentioned that a number of rams sold for as little as R3000 which proves that the Quattro group consisting of Kobus Lotter, Johnny Henderson, Sakkie Nell and Vaaitjie Nell are committed to produce a product which is affordable to the industry. No ram which scored less than 5 at the screening was offered, which is unique for the breed, so only very good quality rams came up for auction.

This auction was indeed a wonderful venue to purchase good quality breeding material at reasonable prices.