*Auction Report courtesy of Hobson & Co. Hobson & Co is a leading provider of agricultural and livestock services in the Eastern Cape.
The Umsenge Nguni Auction turned the form book on its head and had an excellent sale on Thursday 24 October. In an upset about as big as the Sharks beating the Stormers, the prices achieved were way above expectation and interest in pregnant heifers was extraordinary. 40 Buyers registered for the auction on a beautiful spring day after good general rains in the Eastern Cape.
The quality and condition of the animals on sale was outstanding and the auction yard was spic and span for the occasion. Pregnant and open heifers were in huge demand with all types of cows under pressure. Bulls sold well on a very discerning market where buyers were prepared to pay for their choice. Glenam Knott of Qhina Ngunis achieved the two highest prices for bulls, namely R45000 for lot 7 which sold to Dr Steve Cockcroft of Adelaide and R39000 for lot 12 which was sold to Pete Amm of Lindale Safaris of Salem. Qhina Ngunis also sold the top priced pregnant heifer lot 97 for R23000 to Allan Frost from Uitenhage. Neil Dawson achieved R9000 (Lot 102) for a 3-in-1, R11500 (Lot 81) for a cow and calf as well as R10500 for an open heifer (Lot58) which proved to be the top prices in their respective categories. Leroy Ngunis (Rod & Leonie Yendall) sold the top priced cow for R11250 (Lot 67).
The group is to be commended for having a sale without reserve so as to meet the market and there were only two not sold animals on the sale which received no bid. Prices were as follows:
|Type of stock sold||No of Stock Sold||Average Price||Top Price||Seller||Buyer|
|Bulls||12||R25250||R45000||Qhina Ngunis||Dr SC Cockcroft|
|3-in-1 Cows & Calves||6||R7666||R9000||PA Dawson & Son||Jonathan Knott|
|Cows & Calves||15||R7633||R11500||PA Dawson & Son||Greg Altona de Klerk|
|Pregnant Cows||15||R7350||R11250||RJ Yendall||Greg Altona de Klerk|
|Pregnant Heifers||42||R11744||R23000||Qhina Ngunis||Allan Frost|
|Open Heifers||11||R7909||R11000||PA Dawson & Son||Allan Frost|
|Pregnant Heifers||9||R5044||R5500||Dr SC Cockcroft||Colbert Maqula|
|Open Heifers||4||R4900||R5000||Dr SC Cockcroft||Fezile Ntobongwana|