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 Coast 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