Oct 2012

Thank you to all for helping to make our last sale such a success!

Please note that our next auction will be held on the 9th of May 2013.

Auction Report: 18 October 2012

The Umsenge Nguni Breeders Group held their 2nd sale of 2012 at a waterlogged Hobson & Co Auction Yard in Grahamstown on Thursday 18th October. Under very trying circumstances due to the atrocious weather conditions, a very successful sale was held with brisk bidding on all lots. Record average prices were paid on all types of females.

The heavy rain of Wednesday night kept many potential buyers away due to impassable roads, but nonetheless 41 buyers registered from as far afield as Hermanus, Mosselbay, Bloemfontein and Natal.

Interest in the 10 bulls on offer was especially good on young bulls which is at least following the trend of other beef breeds. The top price paid was R42 000 for lot 5, bred by Mr Pierre Strydom and bought by fellow Umsenge member Glenam Knott of Qhina Ngunis. Other noteworthy prices achieved were R38 000 for Lot 8 and R 37 000 for Lot 10, both were bred by Qhina Ngunis and bought by David Alberts of Steynsburg and Peter Amm of Salem respectively. There was a high demand for the outstanding, top quality registered and commercial pre-screened females on offer.

Registered and commercial cows and heifers achieved outstanding prices, which must have compared favourably to the highest prices paid in South Africa this year.

Paul Hobson of the Auctioneers Hobson & Co commented that he was delighted to see that more and more mainstream farmers were showing interest in the breed, and the notion that the Ngunis were a gimmick breed were unfounded. The strict selection process which the Umsenge group has was also paying off, as clients are now voting with their chequebooks to attain the outstanding genetics offered on this auction.

See a summary of the averages and top prices of the various categories below.

Registered Animals

# Averages Top Price Lot # Seller
3-in-One 6 R 19 750 R 25 000 Lot 34 Kragga Kamma Nguni’s

Cow & Calf 7 R 14 571 R 24 000 Lot 70 Stryan Nguni’s
Preg Cow 9 R 12 277 R 19 500 Lot 14 Leroy Nguni’s
Preg Heifer 34 R 16 514 R 23 000 Lot 24 Slagboom Nguni’s
Open Heifer 16 R 8 562 R 13 000 Lot 35 Piggot’s Bridge
Bull 8 R 28 250 R 42 000 Lot 5 Stryan Nguni’s
TOTAL SOLD 80 View Bull Prices Achieved


Commercial Animals

# Average Top Price
Open Heifers 10 R 8 500 R 10 000
Pregnant Cows 11 R 11 136 R 12 500
Pregnant Heifers 2 R 11 000 R 11 000
3-in-one 3 R 11 333 R 17 000
Cow & Calf 3 R 11 166 R 11 500