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The Frontier Bonsmara group consisting of members, Justin Stirk, JJ Park, Craig Handley, Brett Knott and Mark Lake held a hugely successful cattle auction in Grahamstown on 20 Agusut. 102 buyers registered for this prestigious sale held at the Hobson & Co auction yard and for the 9th successive year all the bulls were sold. There was great excitement when lot 11 belonging to JJ Park was knocked down to Nick Serfontein of Sernick Bonsmaras of Kroonstad for R180000, a record for a Bonsmara Bull in the Eastern Cape. Lot 39, also bred by JJ Park achieved R150000 and was sold to Boeram Venter of Disco Bonsmaras in Kirkwood. The 62 bulls offered and sold for R40935, also a record for this sale. The commercial females which are offered on the auction are bred by clients of Frontier Bonsmaras. These high quality cattle sold well which bodes well for the future as the female market is under pressure at the moment.

Average Prices were as follows:

Type of Stock No of Stock Average Price Top Price Seller
Bulls 62 R40935.00 R180000 JJ Park
Pregnant Cows (5-9mths) 16 R9287.50 R10100 Peter & Brett Knott
Pregnant Cows (<5mths) 3 R8600.00 R8600 Justin Stirk
Pregnant Heifers (5-9mths) 83 R8989.15 R10000 Justin Stirk
Pregnant Heifers (<5mths) 42 R8211.90 R8800 Andrew v Kerken
Open Heifers 57 R5701.75 R6100 Adrian Ford / Gerrit Meyer