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                                                           To have auction results placed in this section,
                                                                   contact Alita van der Walt on
                                                                (011) 889 0727, fax (011) 889 0862,
                                                             write to : PO Box 1797, Pinegowrie, 2123,             alliance sale
                                                                or e-mail her at                           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
                                                                                                             economic success.
                                                                                                                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
Disease threats
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
  Type                                                                Type
                sold     price     price    expensive animal                            sold     price   price        expensive animal
                                      Lot 38: Excelsus Trust                                                  Lot 31: KZN Truck Sales
  Simbra                                                              Simmentaler
                1     R24 000 R24 000 of Oranjeville. Seller:                             1     R8 500 R8 500 of Howick. Seller: EL
  Bull                                                                cow
                                      EL Barry of Dalton                                                      Barry of Dalton
                                       Lot 42: Delft Boerdery                                                 Lot 33 & Lot 34: KZN Truck
  Simbra                                                              Simmentaler
                3      R12 000 R14 000 of Piet Retief. Seller:                            4     R9 000 R9 500 Sales of Howick. Seller:
  heifers                                                             heifers
                                       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
                                                                                                      of Nedibest
                                                                                                                             AJ de Wet
                                                                                                                             of Dendron
  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

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