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37 Southey Street,
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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

Buffelshoek Sale 22 June 2017

There 399 sheep and 64 cattle on offer at the recent sale held at Blaauwboskuil. Prices were outstanding for c-grades as they hit nearly R26/kg while slaughter lambs were going R32/kg liveweight. Prices were as follows: Type of Stock No Average Price Average Price/KG AB GRADE (THIN) 1 7,000.00 R 18.82 AB GRADE A2+ 1…

Charlgrove sale 20 June 2017

There were 398 cattle on offer at the recent Charlgrove sale. Prices were as follows: Type of Stock No Average Price Average Price/KG A GRADE A2+ 1 R 8 900.00 R 21.98 AB GRADE A2+ 1 R 7 800.00 R 20.53 BULL (SLAUGHTER) 3 R 11 000.00 R 19.30 B GRADE B2+ 2 R 8…

Bathurst Sale 13 June 2017

There were 296 cattle on offer at the recent Bathurst sale. Prices were as follows: Type of Stock No Average Price Average Price/kg BULL (SLAUGHTER) 8 R 12 037.50 R 20.14 B GRADE B2+ 7 R 7 800.00 R 20.73 COW (VERY THIN) 19 R 4 171.05 R 12.78 STORE COW/C1 33 R 6 481.82…

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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Preston Park

Preston Park

The Preston Park sale was yet again a success. Prices were good, with weaners averaging R15.01 with the top price being R15.47 sold by Beilen Trust. Also Daan van Rensburg sold a beautiful group of 16 calves weighing 354kg and selling for R5300 each.

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Charlgrove Weaner Competition 2013

Congratulations to Andrew Deacon, pictured center, winner of the Charlgrove Weaner Competition for 2013.

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Top Prices at Tuli Sale

This cow & calf achieved the top price of R 56 000 at the Great Karoo Tuli Dispersal Auction on 24 April, 2013.

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Incorrect Branding Rejected

We urge all breeders to adhere to the rules and guidelines surrounding the branding of beasts. Feedlots and auctioneers will reject incorrectly branded animals.

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Steytlerville Sale 16/04/2013

There were 484 Sheep Bought and sold at the recent Hobson & Co Steytlerville sale. The quality of stock on the day was yet again exceptional. Prices were good considering the current market is under pressure. Prices were as follows: Type of stock: No of stock: Average Price: Price / Kg Rams 16 R1024.38 R15.55/kg Eves 163 R865.00 R14.55/kg Lambs 274…

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