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Grahamstown, 6139

Hobson & Co is a leading provider of agricultural and livestock services in the Eastern Cape. We have bridged the generational gap by combining the latest practices and the best service from the good old days. We form lasting relationships with our partners that are built on trust and pride. We understand that by ensuring the success of our clients we also ensure our own success. We are committed to the support of farmers and transforming & building the agricultural industry in the difficult South African economic climate. Our range of services include:

Stud Auctions • Monthly Auctions • Game  Dispersal Sales  Out-of-Hand Sales  Abattoir Marketing  Livestock Transport  Veterinary Agency  Consulting and Financial Services

Hobson & Co is your premier livestock partner. Contact us today to arrange a consultation.

Latest News

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…

Grahamstown Sale 06 April 2017

Grahamstown Sale Pens

There were 1376 sheep and 601 cattle on offer at the recent Grahamstown sale. Prices were as follows: Type of stock No Average Price Average Price/kg A GRADE A2+ 1 R 6 700.00 R 19.36 AB GRADE (THIN) 2 R 4 750.00 R 16.27 ANGORA KAPATER(S) 63 R 400.00 R 9.98 ANGORA EWE(S) 48 R…

Adelaide Sale 05 April 2017

There were 238 Sheep and 262 cattle on offer at the recent Adelaide sale. Prices were as follows: Type of stock No Average Price Average Price/kg AB GRADE (THIN) 6 R 6 166.67 R 17.03 ANGORA RAM(S) 2 R 410.00 R 6.61 BULL (SLAUGHTER) 7 R 11 942.86 R 19.49 BOERGOAT KAPATER(S) <35KG 2 R…

Bull Buying 2013

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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Grahamstown Sale 01 August 2013

There were 649 Sheep & Goats and 363 Cattle Bought and sold at the recent Hobson & Co Grahamstown Monthly auction. Prices were above market, with mutton selling extremely well on the day. Type of Stock No of Stock Average Price Average Price/kg Ewes 257 R875.47 R17.27/kg Lambs 295 R746.08 R19.52/kg Rams 8 R846.25 R12.97/kg…

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Graaff Reinet Sale 30 July 2013

There were 533 sheep on offer at the recent Hobson & Co Graaff Reinet Sale. The price for lamb was market related and mutton sold very well. The lamb price averaged at R18.55/kg, while the mutton price averaged R16.04/kg

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Charlgrove

Charlgrove Sale 23 July 2013

An outstanding sale was held at the Charlgrove sale pens on Tuesday 23 July. 459 Cattle were bought and sold. The quality of the weaners in particular were exceptional. Prices for all calves averaged R16.08/kg with some heifer calves fetching as much as R17.10/kg. Cows & Calves averaged R6600 while good fat cows achieved as…

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Steytlerville Sale 17 July 2013

There were 670 Sheep & goats sold at the recent Hobson & Co Steytlerville sale. Prices achieved were all market related with the quality ranging from outstanding to very average. Lamb was selling for R19.01/kg and Mutton selling for R14.96/kg.

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Frontier Bulls viewed on the Farmers Day

Frontier Bonsmara Farmers Day 09 July

There was a great turnout at the Frontier Bonsmara Farmers Day held in Kasouga. 138 people were registered. Speeches by Paul Hobson, Justin Stirk, Athol Trollip and Wallo Currie were very interesting. A short tour of Wallo Currie’s farm and cattle herd followed, with a display of a few Bonsmara bulls to finish. A competition to…

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Bedford Sale 10 July

The confirmed upward movement of the markets was evident at the Bedford Auction on Wednesday 10 July. Congratulations to the Ainslies on their offering of C Grade oxen which sold for R14.02/kg and Derek Bowker & Chris Brockwell who sold a fat shorthorn X cow for over R15/kg. JJ Park, gearing up for his 27th…

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Grahamstown Sale 04 July

The Grahamstown monthly auction was held in very cold and unpleasant weather conditions on Thursday 4 July. The market definitely showed encouraging signs with quality calves selling for R16/kg, fat cows for over R13/kg and store cows hitting R10/kg after a dip from the last month. Small-stock sold well and lambs reached R20/kg and B…

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Sad Loss at Hobson & Co

It is with great shock and sadness that we report the sudden passing of our friend and colleague Denham Price who has been an integral part of our lives at Hobson & Co. He will be sorely missed by all of us. The memorial  service will be held at the Salem Club at 3pm on…

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Charlgrove Sale

Charlgrove Sale 25 June

375 cattle were offered and sold at the Charlgrove auction on Tuesday 25 July . The quality of the cattle was good with calves making up the bulk of the offering . Elizabeth Klopper of Dekselfontein Boerdery  sold a fat cow weighing 635 kg for R8250 (R12.99/kg). Fat cows averaged R12.05/kg and the market seems…

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Tuesday 10/16 50%
Chance of Rain
Chance of showers. Low 8C.
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Tomorrow 10/17 20%
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Cloudy. High around 15C. Winds S at 15 to 25 km/h.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 10/18 0%
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Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 23C. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 km/h.

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Tuesday 10/16 20%
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Mostly cloudy. Low 9C.
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow 10/17 20%
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Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 19C. Winds S at 15 to 25 km/h.
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Thursday 10/18 0%
Clear
Sunshine. High 28C. Winds SW at 10 to 15 km/h.

Chance of Rain
Tuesday 10/16 50%
Chance of Rain
Showers early. Low 9C.
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow 10/17 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 19C. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 km/h.
Clear
Thursday 10/18 0%
Clear
A few clouds from time to time. High 28C. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 km/h.

Overcast
Tuesday 10/16 20%
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Mostly cloudy. Low 12C.
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow 10/17 20%
Partly Cloudy
Considerable cloudiness. High 18C. Winds S at 15 to 30 km/h.
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Thursday 10/18 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 22C. Winds ENE at 25 to 40 km/h.

* This forecast was obtained from Yahoo! Weather. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee accuracy.

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