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Lot 15 Sold for R130 000
Lot 15 Sold for R130 000
Lot 15 Sold for R130 000

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 the farming and financial situation uncertain nobody quite knew what to expect at the auction as the Frontier sale is always the first in the area.
Bidding on the 54 bulls started very cautiously but soon got into top gear. The top price achieved was for Lot 15, bred by Justin Stirk of Goodwoods Bonsmaras which fetched R 130000. The bull was bought by Danie Olivier of Hotvoor Bonsmaras from Melmoth. Other notable prices were for lot 9 (R52000) bred by Craig Handley and lot 29 (R51000) bred by Justin Stirk.
For the 8th consecutive year all the bulls were sold and the average this year was R 30500. Bulls sold from R16000 to R 130000 with bulls available to suite every farmer’s pocket.
The commercial females sold extremely well considering the tough economic climate. Bidding was brisk especially on pregnant heifers. Heifers (4 to 7 months pregnant) sold for an average of R 9350 – top price R11800, heifers (3 months pregnant) sold for an average of R 8606 – top price R9000 and weaner heifers sold for R4707 each with a top price of R 5400. Mark Lake achieved the highest price for the first category and Rod Nightingale for the last two.
The sale was a resounding success and the agents Hobson & Co and the auctioneer Brandon Leer were delighted with the outcome of the auction as both buyers and sellers should have gone home happy.
This auction once again proved that quality always has a value and the footprint of the BONSMARA breed is well and truly planted in the Eastern Cape. Only 3 bulls were sold to clients further than 140 km from Grahamstown

Frontier Bonsmaras Seller Averages
Seller No Bulls Average Price Top Price
GL Handley & Sons 14 R29500 R52000
PG Knott 7 R22714 R35000
JR Lake Farming 5 R23000 R26000
DN Stirk & Son 19 R37315 R130000
JR Park 8 R29125 R42000
Frontier Group 1 R18000 R18000
Heavily Preg Females 77 R11600 R9344
Early Preg Females 58 R9000 R8606
Open / Matable Heifers 54 R5400 R4707