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Stud Auctions • Monthly Auctions • Game • Dispersal Sales • Out-of-Hand Sales • Abattoir Marketing • Livestock Transport • Veterinary Agency • Consulting and Financial Services
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There was a receord sale held in Grahamstown on Thursday 06 July. 492 sheep and 724 cattle were sold on the day. Prices were as follows: Type of stock No Average Price Average Price/kg A GRADE (THIN) 3 R 7 000.00 R 22.80 AB GRADE (THIN) 12 R 5 125.00 R 22.52 ANGORA EWE(S) 16…
There were 250 sheep and 211 cattle on offer at the recent Adelaide monthly sale. Prices were as follows: Type of Stock No Average Price Average Price/kg A GRADE A2+ 1 R 9 300.00 R 24.47 AB GRADE (THIN) 19 R 8 273.68 R 21.01 AB GRADE A2+ 3 R 9 000.00 R 21.95 BULL…
There were 262 sheep and 252 cattle on offer at the recent Bedford sale. Prices were outstanding for both trade sheep and slaughter cattle. Prices were as follows: Type of Stock No Average Price Average Price/kg A GRADE (THIN) 1 R 3 500.00 R 10.77 AB GRADE (THIN) 8 R 7 750.00 R 20.18 AB…
There was a good turnout of cattle at the Hobson & Co Monthly Charlgrove auction. 648 Cattle came under the hammer, with quality cattle fetching good prices. Notable prices were: A fat cow sold for R8250 by Darian Keeton of Hope Farm realizing R13.64/kg John Ford sold 15 Weaners for R4400 achieving R15.77/kg Prices were…Read More
Frontier Sale Report 2013 The Frontier BONSMARA group consisting of members JJ Park, Justin Stirk, Mark Lake, Brett Knott and Craig Handley held a very successful 8th annual sale at the Hobson & Co auction yard in Grahamstown on Wednesday 21 August. 87 buyers, mainly from the local areas registered in blustery windy weather. With…Read More
The Bedford monthly auction was held on Wednesday 14 August 2013. Both prices and quality of stock on the day were very mixed. Prices were as follows: Type of Stock No of Stock Average Price Average Price/kg Rams 37 R977.30 R12.73/kg Ewes 571 R784.71 R16.41/kg Lambs 24 R946.67 R19.09/kg Bulls 3 R8800.00 R11.92/kg Cows 58…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Tomorrow 02/21 40%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers in the afternoon. High 26C. Winds S at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.
Friday 02/22 40%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 27C. Winds E at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.
Saturday 02/23 10%
Partly cloudy skies. High around 30C. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 km/h.
Tomorrow 02/21 0%
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High 31C. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 km/h.
Friday 02/22 10%
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 33C. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 km/h.
Saturday 02/23 0%
Mainly sunny. High near 35C. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 km/h.