Sale Report 2019:
It was really exciting to be part of the rebranded Benchmark Beefmaster Sale in the Stormberg in a fantastic new venue on 26th July 2019. Hobson & Co were the agents with Brandon Leer the auctioneer and the SwiftVee app being used for online bidding. Sellers Justin Stretton, Jeff Stretton and Marius Corbett must be congratulated on the quality of animals offered. For the first time ever a live online sale was held in SA where you could bid from the comfort of your office and see and hear exactly what was happening at the venue.
In a hesitant market in the middle of winter, average prices were very buyer oriented for the quality of bulls offered. Patrick Rushmere and Eugene Osterloh from Komga purchased the top priced bull, lot 8, from Benchmark Beefmasters for R125000. Lot 13 became the first bull to be sold live online when it was knocked down to Werner de Jager for the impressive price of R81000. This fully vindicated the decision to be pioneers in this field. Good quality pregnant cows belonging to Marius Corbett were sold for below value prices to conclude the sale. The adverse climatic conditions most definitely played a huge role in the success of the sale and the 2020 sale has now been moved to 11th September.
|TYPE OF STOCK||NO||TOP PRICE||AVERAGE PRICE||BUYER|
|BEEFMASTER BULLS||37||125,000.00||41,567.57||PF RUSHMERE/E OSTERLOH|
|PREGNANT COWS||15||12,600.00||12,600.00||QUARRIELAAGTE FAMILY TRUST|
|PREGNANT HEIFERS||25||12,600.00||12,280.00||QUARRIELAAGTE FAMILY TRUST|