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or e-mail her at email@example.com Ave (bulls): R19 650,
Highest (bulls): R65 000
Nigel – The cream of 140 performance
tested Beefmaster bulls came under
the hammer on 2 August at the 17th
production auction of Beefmaster
Alliance at Nigel, achieving a turnover
of R2,75 million. Bulls averaged
R19 650, while last year 176 bulls
were sold for an average price
of R18 513.
The highest price achieved was
R65 000 for MAJ05-0496, paid by
Jan van Heerden of Heidelberg,
Mpumalanga. This was a record price
for Beefmaster Alliance. The second
highest price achieved was R42 500
for YPO3-204, a son of Frenzel 64,
paid by Rooiblou Boerdery belonging
to André Henning from Middelburg,
Mpumalanga. The auctioneers were
Van Wyk Livestock Services.
SA quality as good as in Texas
According to Gary Frenzel, one of the
ABOVE: The Beefmaster bull MAJO5-0496 that achieved the highest price of R65 000 top Beefmaster breeders in Texas, US,
at the Beefmaster Alliance auction at Nigel. This was a record price for Beefmaster
Alliance. The buyer was Jan van Heerden of Heidelberg, Mpumalanga. the quality of the bulls was as good
With the bull are, from left, Dawie Fourie (manager key accounts feedlots of as the best in the US and the average
Bayer Animal Health), Manuel da Costa (Manjoh Ranch), Trevor Stretton (Creative prices achieved were better than in
Beefmasters), Paul Yiannakis (Compa Stud) and Jan van Heerden (buyer).
the US. Frenzel came to South Africa
BELOW: The Beefmaster bull YP03-204, a son of Frenzel 64, of the Beefmaster Alliance, especially to attend the sale and
was sold for the second highest price of R42 500 at the Beefmaster Alliance sale at Nigel. to advise farmers on the breeding
The buyer was Rooiblou Boerdery of André Henning from Middelburg, Mpumalanga.
principles of the Beefmaster breed.
The Beefmaster Alliance consists of
the Manjoh Stud of Manuel and Tony
da Costa, the Compa Stud of Gideon
Brits and Paul Yiannakis, and Creative
Beefmasters of Trevor Stretton.
In its breeding selection, the
Beefmaster Alliance follows the
six breeding principles laid down
by the renowned Tom Lasater
who developed the breed in the
US. The principles are founded on
good genetic material that ensures
Dawie Fourie, manager key
accounts feedlots of the sponsor
Bayer Animal Health, said the good
average prices could be attributed
largely to the sound healthy
condition of the bulls.
Preventive health care of the herd is a strong management
discipline of the Beefmaster Alliance.
Brahmans at the
A disease that is becoming a serious threat for various cattle
sale of the royals
Ave (bulls): R23 800, Highest (bulls): R30 000
breeders is trichomoniasis which must be acted upon in good
time, warns Fourie. Pietermaritzburg – The Sale of the Royals took place on 30
Trichomoniasis is a venereal disease of cattle and is caused May at the Royal Agricultural Show. The following Brahman
by the protozoan Tritrichomonas foetus. Infected cows show breeders offered their cattle: Biggarsgat, Brandwater,
a purulent vaginal discharge; they fail to conceive following Damview, Jachtpad, Joh-Marie, Ou Transvaal, Renzo, V-
breeding or they may conceive only to suffer early mortality of Ranch, Van Farms, MM Abraham and Zebu-Raba.
the embryo. Abortion can also occur later on in the pregnancy. Clive Gardner conducted the sale.
This leads to sterility with a decreased calving percentage in the Table 2 summarises the sale results.
herd, causing losses of up to 60%.
Diagnosis of the disease in a herd should be confirmed Table 2: Sale of the Royals: Brahmans
by a vet using sheath washing or scrapings and microscopic Type No Average Highest Buyer of the most
examination of vaginal discharges to eliminate the possibility sold price price expensive animal
of vibriosis. Lot K2: Eendrag Boerdery
Brahman 5 R23 800 R30 000 of Swartberg. Seller:
Fourie introduced a new Bayer Animal Health vaccine, bulls K Haug of Colenso
Trichguard V5L (Reg No G3018 Act 36/1947), a combination Lot 19: KZN Truck Sales of
vaccine against trichomoniasis, vibriosis and five strains of 13 R13 230 R21 000 Howick. Seller: LP Janse
heifers van Rensburg of Vryheid
leptospirosis, administered subcutaneously before mating.
simBras at the simmentalers at the
sale of the royals sale of the royals
Ave (heifers): R12 000, Highest (heifers): R14 000 Ave (heifers): R9 000, Highest (heifers): R9 500
Pietermaritzburg – The Sale of the Royals was held during Pietermaritzburg – EL Barry of Dalton and NJ van Zyl of
the Royal Agricultural Show in Pietermaritzburg on 30 May. Cedarville offered their Simmentalers for sale at the Sale of
Breeder EL Barry of Dalton put his cattle up for sale. the Royals during the Royal Agricultural Show on 30 May in
Clive Gardner was the auctioneer. Pietermaritzburg. Clive Gardner conducted the sale.
Table 1 summarises the sale results. Table 3 summarises the sale results.
Table 1: Sale of the Royals: Simbras Table 3: Sale of the Royals: Simmentalers
Number Average Highest Buyer of the most Number Average Highest Buyer of the most
sold price price expensive animal sold price price expensive animal
Lot 38: Excelsus Trust Lot 31: KZN Truck Sales
1 R24 000 R24 000 of Oranjeville. Seller: 1 R8 500 R8 500 of Howick. Seller: EL
EL Barry of Dalton Barry of Dalton
Lot 42: Delft Boerdery Lot 33 & Lot 34: KZN Truck
3 R12 000 R14 000 of Piet Retief. Seller: 4 R9 000 R9 500 Sales of Howick. Seller:
EL Barry of Dalton NJ van Zyl of Cedarville
Table 4: Koedoesrand bull sale
Koedoesrand Breed No Average Highest
sold Turnover price price Seller Buyer
Bull sale Brahman 9 R196 000 R21 778 R33 000 Willie Becker
AJ de Wet
Ave (Charolais): R25 833,
Willem and CW
Highest (Charolais): R39 000 Charolais 6 R155 000 R25 833 R39 000 Nico Wagner of Strecker of
Wilnick Charolais Swartwater
Tolwe – The Koedoesrand bull sale took place
Pieter Claassens Christo
on 13 June in Tolwe, Limpopo. The sale was Simmentaler 3 R57 500 R19 167 R22 000 of Margereli Kruger farm
conducted by Vleissentraal Bosveld. Simmentalers of Ladanna
Table 4 summarises the sale results. Total 18 R408 500