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Normandy Farmers Day 24 January 2019

Farmers Day Report 2019  A very successful Normandy Dohne Farmers Day was held at Grassdale on Thursday 24th January. More than 70 farmers and businessmen from the area attended a very interesting day organized by Hobson & Co. John Westwood, recently appointed non executive director of Hobson & Co had the crowd spellbound with his presentation titled…

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Osterloh & Trollope Farmers Day Success

A successful farmers day was held on the farm Lincoln. 83 people registered on the day to listen to speakers Rob Andrew, Hugh Oxenham, Winston Trollope, and Johan Mouton. The Bulls on the Osterloh & Trollope Production sale to be held on Friday 28 July were on view for potential buyers to see.

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Frontier Bonsmara Farmers Day 13 July 2017

183 People attended the Frontier Bonsmara Farmers Day held at the Alexandria Bull Testing Station on 13 July 2017. Prof Matthew Lester was first up, speaking on finances at fokkolfontein on post financial downgrade. Gerrit van Zyl held in depth discussion on optimising your herd to get maximum profit. Bulls to be on sale were…

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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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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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Grahamstown sale 05 March 2015

There were 342 sheep & goats and 447 cattle at the Grahamstown sale on Thursday 05 March. Well done to all the farmers who supported the sale. Prices were as follows: Type of Stock No of Stock Average Price Average Price/kg Rams 4 R1000.00 R15.63/kg Ewes 93 R975.70 R18.20/kg Lambs 220 R906.80 R25.70/kg Boergaots 6…

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Heritage Sale 23 September 2014

The 8th Heritage Nguni Auction was held on Kriegerskraal, the farm of Trenly Spence on 23 September. The venue was immaculate and the sale was reasonable under tough circumstances. The highlight of the sale was undoubtedly the top price of R65000 paid for lot 9, a bull bred by Marnice Pieterse of Kapokberg Ngunis sold…

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News on Government Farm Issue

ISSUE Policy: Furrowed brows on the platteland… Policy proposals requiring commercial farmers to hand over half their farms to their workers – first published in April – had somehow managed to fly under the media’s radar until this week when it was latched onto in the Sunday Times and the predictable storm ensued, notes Legalbrief. The newspaper quoted Rural…

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Another blow for Namibian meat exports to SA

The Namibian Meat Board will meet with stakeholders in Windhoek today (Wednesday) to discuss alternative meat export markets as negotiations with South Africa suffered another setback last week, according to media reports. Namibia’s New Era newspaper reported yesterday that the South African Feedlot Association had halted the process by demanding more time to finalise the…

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Grahamstown Sale 01 May 2014

There were 391 Sheep & Goats and 391 cattle on offer at the recent Hobson & Co Grahamstown Monthly auction. Prices for slaughter stock were excellent considering the current market. Prices were as follows: Type of Stock No of Stock Average Price Average Price/kg Ewes 5 R1050.00 R19.44/kg Lambs 215 R676.16 R20.14/kg Boergoats 85 R903.88…

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Charlgrove Sale & Weaner Competition 29 April 2014

There were 813 Cattle at the recent Hobson & Co Monthly Charlgrove Sale and Weaner Competition. Prices were outstanding, with the quality exceptional. Well done to all the Prize winners and to the farmers for entering this prestigious event. The prize winners were as follows: 1st Prize (R7000 & a R2000 Frontier Bonsmara Voucher): Elizabeth…

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