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Osterloh Brahmans & Trollope Mistley Reds

Osterloh Brahman Bull

Sale Report 2018

Hobson & Co kicked off their 2018 bull season with the Osterloh & Trollope Bull & Production sale held at Lincoln Farm, Komga on Friday the 10th of August 2018.

The auction was held in freezing conditions and fortunately the rain stayed away until the sale was underway. It did not deter the buyers who registered from throughout the country, with a very strong contingent from Natal.

A very strong offering of cattle came under the hammer of well-known stud auctioneer Andrew Miller, this showed as bidding was brisk in the venue which was packed to the rafters.

The auction kicked off with Les Trollope’s  impressive Mistley Red slaughter cows. This was followed up by quality Osterloh & Mistley Red pregnant cows. Both spring and autumn calvers were in high demand, with Stan Reed of Grahamstown being the bulk buyer. Local farmers and agents competed aggressively for an outstanding parcel of Mistley Red pre-conditioned steers before the much anticipated bull sale commenced. Male calves fetched up to R36.41/kg.

From the outset it was clear that buyers meant business with the 1st Beefmaster bull being knocked down for R60,000. This trend continued and intensified when the well-known OBS Brahman offering came under the hammer. The expert opinion was that this was one of Eugene’s best offerings to date, with 45 very impressive, robust, veld reared, 3 year old pure Manso Brahman bulls offered. Congratulations Eugene of a string of bulls that would compare favourably with the best in the country.

The top priced bull was Lot 15 (OBS 15-69) which was bought by Tim Hempson of Underberg for R100,000. The most impressive statistic from the sale is that the sale average of the Brahman bulls was R57,600, with the majority of the bulls fetching between R45-65,000.

The sale ended with the welcome sound of rain on the roof which was even more reason for the legendary Osterloh after party to get underway.

Les, Eugene and the Hobson & Co team would like to thank everybody for their support at the 2018 auction

Sale Report 2017

The Osterloh & Trollope Bull and Production sale was held at Lincoln  in the Komga District on Friday 28 July in the middle of one of the worst droughts the area has ever experienced.  Fortunately there was very good interest for all the animals offered which speaks volumes for the quality and reputation of the two sellers.

76 Buyers registered with buyers coming from as far afield as Natal and the OFS also attending.  Andrew Miller, the well-known and very experienced auctioneer held the gavel whilst Hobson & Co were the agents for the sale.

Les Trollope started the sale by selling some outstanding slaughter cows and backgrounded weaner calves which sold very well.  The high quality Mistley Red females offering then came under the hammer and also sold at very competitive prices, mainly being bought by buyers from Natal and the OFS.

Brett and Sean Newborn from Cedaville, Natal set the tempo when the bulls were sold, buying the first 3 Brahmans on sale, Lot 6, 7 and 8 for R77 500, R77 500 and R80 000 respectively .  The 27 Brahman bulls averaged R38 981 and Sindile Nganyama of East London bought the top priced Beefmaster bull, Lot 2 for R35 000.00


Sale Report 2016

A carnival atmosphere reigned at the recent Osterloh Brahman and East CoastOsterloh & Les Trollope Beefmaster sale held on  8th September on the farm Lincoln in the Komga district. 105 buyers from throughout South Africa registered at the auction run by Hobson and Co with Andrew Miller as the auctioneer. There was a strong contingent of buyers from Natal, the Southern Cape and Grahamstown where bidding was brisk from the outset on a high quality offering. Sellers Eugene Osterloh of Osterloh Brahmans and Beefmasters and Pierre Hart of Amberdene Beefmasters offered 33 Brahman bulls, 26 Beefmaster bulls and 2 Borman bulls where most bulls sold in a range between R30 000 and R40 000. The Brahmans averaged R35 863, the Beefmasters R36 739 and the Bormans R27 500 on a 100% sale. Top price achieved for the  Brahmans was R57 500 for lot 2, an outstanding potential stud sire which was bought by Danie du Plessis of Dundee. Lots 9 and 36 were the highest priced Beefmaster bulls which were both bred by Amberdene and were both bought by Dawie du Plessis of Swartberg. Dr Les Trollope sold 78 magnificent commercial Bonsmara type cows on the sale. The “Mistley Red” cows and calves averaged R10 730 and the 6 weeks pregnant cows R9924