Umsenge Sale 27 September – Prices Type Average Sold% Top 6 Bulls R27 500 100% Top R50,000 Lot 6 Qhina 6 Cow/Calf R17 834 100% Top R25,000 Lot 21 Qhina 38 Preg Heifers R13 217 100% Top R19,000 Lot 19 Qhina 12 Open Heifers R9 708 100% Top R12,000 Lot 54 Leopard Ridge Thank you to … [Read more…]
Well, the Umsenge Nguni cattle auction which was held last Thursday dished up more than beautiful cattle and high prices! A well thought out scam was foiled by some quick thinking from the Hobson & Co team and a huge slice of luck – please read an account of the story here. Average & Highest … [Read more…]
A well thought out scam was foiled at the Umsenge Nguni Sale last Thursday (22 Oct) by some quick thinking from the Hobson & Co team and a huge slice of luck. The auction was already nearly finished when a buyer by the name of Kobus Deyzel arrived claiming to having got lost on the way … [Read more…]
The Umsenge Nguni Group held their autumn sale at the Hobson & Co Auction Yard in Grahamstown on Thursday 14 May. Amidst all the unfair negative publicity surrounding the breed there was an air of trepidation as the day dawned. Fortunately quality always sells as this group of dedicated breeders surprised the pundits by once … [Read more…]
The Umsenge group has noted the decline in weaner prices for Nguni weaners and other weaners that appear to be Nguni types due to skin colour. The group is proactively seeking to redress this problem. Whilst research has proven time and again that the Nguni weaner performs as well as any other breed in the … [Read more…]
On the 8th of August 2014 the Umsenge group sent 107 Umsenge weaners to Sparta Beef in Marquard in the Free State to do a trial on the performance of the weaners through Sparta’s feedlot. The weaners where sent at an average weight of 187.12kg. After back grounding and then 120 days in the feed … [Read more…]
The Umsenge Nguni Group held their 11th Auction at the Hobson & Co sale yard in Grahamstown on 23 October 2014. The sale was a resounding success considering the unfair negative publicity surrounding the breed. A very good offering of 11 bulls and 76 females were sold on a 100% sale with prices realized very solid. The bull prices were good if not spectacular and Pierre Strydom of Styan Ngunis achieved the highest price of R26,000.00 for Lot 4 – a bull bred out of pure Umsenge genetics. The bull was purchased by Mark Cotton, a new game and beef farmer in the district. The bulls averaged R21,181.81 and sold in a range between R15,000.00 to R26,000.00.
*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 held at the Hobson & Co Auction yard in Grahamstown on Thursday 8th May dished up its normal pleasant surprize with very competitive prices being paid for the excellent offering. … [Read more…]