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Bull Sales

Alphaeton Sale 09 October 2015

Sale report to follow Sale Averages: Type of Stock No of Stock Average Price Top Price Bonsmara Bulls 32 R29906.25 R48000 Boran Bulls 2 R19000.00 R20000 Pregnant Heifers 37 8543.24 R9100 Open Heifers 40 R6597.50 R8200 Boergoat Rams 9 R4911.11 R5200 Savannah Rams 9 R3662.50 R6000 Boergoat Ewes 30 R1280.00 R1350 Maiden Boergoat Ewes 19…

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Brakfontein Sale 01 September 2015

Sale report to follow shortly… Prices from the sale were as follows: Type of Stock No of Stock Average Price Top Price Buyer Bonsmara Bulls (2yr Old) 21 R34571.43 R80000 Up George Farms Bonsmara Bulls (18mth Old) 4 R20500.00 R29000 Schultz Bonsmaras Hereford Bulls (2yr Old) 18 R30555.55 R56000 DA Hobson & Sons Hereford Bulls…

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Frontier Bonsmara Sale 19 August 2015

Sale Report 2015 The sale was well attended by both local farmers and stud breeders from as far afield as Limpopo and Natal. 108 Buyers were registered and over 300 people were in attendance. A big thank you to all who attended the sale for putting their trust in Hobson and Co and Frontier Bonsmaras.…

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Brakfontein & Botha’s Post Dispersal Sale

The Botha’s Post Bonsmara Stud was sold in conjunction with the Brakfontein Hereford and Braford herds on a dispersal sale at Brakfontein on Friday 22 May. This well-known herd which was established in 1974 attracted much interest from throughout SA and bidding was keen on all lots of an outstanding female offering. Owners Peter &…

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Umsenge Nguni Sale 14 May 2015

The Umsenge Nguni Group held their autumn sale at the Hobson & Co Auction Yard in Grahamstown on Thursday 14 May.  Amidst all the unfair negative publicity surrounding the breed there was an air of trepidation as the day dawned. Fortunately quality always sells as this group of dedicated breeders surprised the pundits by once…

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Boran Sale 30 April 2015

The Pioneer Boran Group consisting of members Stephen Johnson, Keith Peinke, Ed Koller, Corn vd Watt and Jaco v Rensburg held their first sale at the Hobson and Co Auction Yard in Grahamstown on Thursday 30 April 2015. A large crowd of interested farmers arrived on a miserable autumn day to view a top offering…

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Umsenge Nguni Sale 23 October 2014

The Umsenge Nguni Group held their 11th Auction at the Hobson & Co sale yard in Grahamstown on 23 October 2014. The sale was a resounding success considering the unfair negative publicity surrounding the breed. A very good offering of 11 bulls and 76 females were sold on a 100% sale with prices realized very solid. The bull prices…

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Alphaeton Sale 10 October 2014

Sale Report: The Alphaeton Bull and Production sale was held in the Fort Beaufort district on Friday 10th October. 86 Buyers registered and interest was good on all lots, with the Bonsmara Bulls selling exceptionally well after a sluggish start. The 26 Bonsmara bulls all sold at an average price of R32 880.00 with the top price being…

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Glenheath Tuli Sale 25 September 2014

The second Glenheath Tuli sale was held in the Middelburg district on Thursday 25 September. A good crowd gathered to witness an excellent sale held by Hobson & Co with experienced auctioneer Paul Mills in charge of proceedings. Buyers registered from throughout South Africa and the 26 outstanding bulls were in high demand. An average…

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Osterloh sale 11 September 2014

A successful sale was held at the Osterloh Brahman sale held in Komga on 11 September. 45 Grey Brahman bulls came under the hammer with 100% clearance achieved. The bulls averaged R31800, with the top price being R95000.00 for OBS 11 152 bought by Johan du Plessis from Dundee. The sale was conducted by Hobson…

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The Classic Sale 09 September 2014

The 3rd Simm Classic Cattle sale was held at the Hobson & Co Auction Yard in Grahamstown on Tuesday 9 September. The Quality on offer was the best yet and the advantage of screening all the animals before the sale is definitely paying off. 51 Buyers registered for the sale and interest was keen on…

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Brakfontein Sale 02 September 2014

Sale Report 2014 The 28th Brakfontein Bull sale of John & JJ Park was held in the Bedford District on Tuesday 2 September. On a beautiful spring day buyers flocked in from throughout the Eastern Cape and Natal to bid on an outstanding offering of Bonsmara, Hereford and Braford type bulls. Bidding was keen from…

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Record Sale at Frontier Bonsmaras

The Frontier Bonsmara group consisting of members, Justin Stirk, JJ Park, Craig Handley, Brett Knott and Mark Lake held a hugely successful cattle auction in Grahamstown on 20 Agusut. 102 buyers registered for this prestigious sale held at the Hobson & Co auction yard and for the 9th successive year all the bulls were sold.…

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Bull Buying Guide 2014

It is that time of the year again . It’s BULL SALE time ! Do I need a bull ? Can I afford one ? These questions go through our minds as we contemplate farming conditions , financial situations and the present state of the livestock markets . We are in a very competitive industry…

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Umsenge Nguni Sale 08 May 2014

The Umsenge Nguni auction held at the Hobson & Co Auction yard in Grahamstown on Thursday 8th May dished up its normal pleasant surprize with very competitive prices being paid for the excellent offering. The Nguni industry has been under intense pressure of late and it was very heartening to see that quality cattle always…

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