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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

Charlgrove Sale 30 May 2017

There were 543 cattle on offer at the recent charlgrove sale. Prices were as follows: Type of Stock No Average Price Average Price/kg A GRADE (THIN) 5 R 3 620.00 R 16.62 AB GRADE (THIN) 1 R 5 600.00 R 14.93 AB GRADE A2+ 6 R 10 300.00 R 21.46 BULL (SLAUGHTER) 2 R 14…

Andrew Masterson Angus & Simmentaler 25 May 2017

Masterson Angus Bull

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…

Rits Tuli Dispersal 23 May 2017

Rits Tuli 16

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…

Adelaide Sale 07 August 2013

356 Sheep & 148 Cattle came under the hammer at the recent Hobson & Co Adelaide sale. Good quality stock were on offer, with prices being above market value, with mutton once again selling extremely well. Prices were as follows: Type of Stock No of Stock Average Price Average Price/KG Rams 9 R960.00 R12.93/kg Ewes…

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Camdeboo Production Sale 06 August 2013

There were 973 Sheep & Goats and 410 Cattle which came under the hammer at the first camdeboo sale held on the farm of Mr Trenly Spence. The sale was well attended with sponsors setting up stalls and showcasing their products making the day an interesting event. Prices were as follows: Type of Stock No…

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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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