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Bull Sales

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…

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Umsenge Nguni Sale

The Umsenge Ngunis Sale was held at the Hobson & Co Auction Yard on the 28th September. The members once again offered an outstanding group of females and bulls and must be complimented on their attention to quality and detail. The top priced bull, Lot 4 was sold for R36000 and was bought by Dr…

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Heritage Beefmasters Sale 05 September 2017

A very successful Beefmaster Bull sale was held on Tuesday 05 September. 27 Top quality bulls were on offer. The Bulls average R43703.70 with the top price being R62000.00 which was sold to Mr William Davis of Alexandria. Remarkably only 8 of the 27 bulls sold for less than 40k. Andries van Niekerk sold the…

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Frontier Bonsmara Sale 16 August 2017

The 12th Annual Frontier Bonsmara Auction was held at the recently revamped Hobson&Co Auction Yard in Grahamstown on 16th August. The long awaited rain which started early on Wednesday morning added to the excitement of the occasion where over 100 buyers registered from throughout the country. Bidding was brisk on all lots where the discerning…

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Andrew Masterson Angus & Simmentaler 25 May 2017

47 Buyers registered at the 2nd Andrew Masterson Angus & Simmentaler sale held at Oyster Bay. Buyers were treated to exceptional quality at this prestige sale. Brandon Leer was the auctioneer on the day. The Top Priced bull was sold to Mr Brian Miles from Adelaide for R60000, while a pregnant heifer and open heifer…

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Rits Tuli Dispersal 23 May 2017

Koot & Jan van der Walt held their total Rits Tuli Stud dispersal sale on the farm Vaaljasfontein on Tuesday 23 May. Tuli breeders from throughout South Africa and Zimbabwe traveled to the sale in hope of adding the Rits Tuli genetics to their herds. Being the second oldest stud in the country, prices showed…

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Umsenge Nguni Sale 11 May 2017

The Umsenge Nguni auction was held at the Hobson & Co auction yard in Grahamstown on Thursday 11th May. An exceptional offering of very strictly screened cattle came under the hammer of Brandon Leer. There was a 100% sale although the prices did not really do the quality of the cattle justice and almost all…

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Pioneer Boran Sale 21 April 2017

The Pioneer group consisting of Keith Pienke, Stephen Johnson, Corn vd Watt, Pierre Veinings, Jaco van Rensburg, Stephnus Scheepers and Charl-Pierre Marais sold their cattle on Friday 21 April. There were some exceptional bulls on offer with the top 2 bulls fetching over R60k. Keith Peinke of Peinke Ranching sold 2 bulls for R66000 and…

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Tip Tree Tuli Sale 07 April 2017

A well-run Tuli sale was held in the Elands river on Crossway farm belonging to Stephen & Mary Main-Sheard. Prices achieved on the sale were outstanding considering the current drought crisis in the Eastern Cape as well as the South African economy. The sale prices were as follows: Type of stock No Average Price Top…

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Alphaeton Sale 14 October 2016

The 11th annual Alphaeton production sale was held on Alphaeton farm in the Fort Beaufort district on Friday 14th October under critical drought conditions. Fortunately this well established sale was not as badly effected as expected and the bulls and boergoats sold extremely well with the heifers probably selling on a buyers’ market. A big…

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Osterloh & EC Beefmaster Sale 08 September 2016

A carnival atmosphere reigned at the recent Osterloh Brahman and East Coast Beefmaster sale held on  8th September on the farm Lincoln in the Komga district. 105 buyers from throughout South Africa registered at the auction run by Hobson and Co with Andrew Miller as the auctioneer. There was a strong contingent of buyers from Natal, the…

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Heritage Beefmaster Sale 06 September 2016

The Heritage Beefmaster group consisting of Andries van Niekerk (Cattleman) and Mark Ford (Benchmark) held a highly successful first sale at the Hobson & Co auction yard in Grahamstown on Tuesday 6th September. 42 buyers registered and bid on the 22 carefully screened bulls which were auctioned by well respected stud stock auctioneer Brandon Leer.…

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Frontier Bonsmara Sale Success

Always one of the highlights of the Hobson and Co calendar the 2016 Frontier Bonsmara sale once again created a carnival atmosphere at the newly renovated Hobson and Co auction yard, with over 250 people in attendance. 58 thick, well-muscled bulls were offered, offering a bull for everyone from the top stud breeders in the…

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Andrew Masterson Sale 26 May 2016

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…

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Glen Heath Tuli Sale 24 September 2015

The third Glen Heath Tuli auction was held on the farm of Gordon Gilfillan in the Middelburg district on 24th September. 44 buyers registered at the beautiful venue which had been upgraded since the 2014 sale Once again the top quality offering of 25 bulls was in demand, especially from commercial farmers who have seen…

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Umsenge Nguni Sale 22 October 2015

Well, the Umsenge Nguni cattle auction which was held last Thursday dished up more than beautiful cattle and high prices! A well thought out scam was foiled by some quick thinking from the Hobson & Co team and a huge slice of luck. The auction was already nearly finished when a buyer by the name…

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