Beef fetched exceptional prices at Bathurst auction

BIG BEEF: Kobus Lots bought this Brahman cow weighing 646kg for R12 200 at the Hobson & Co cattle auction at the Bathurst Agricultural Showgrounds on Tuesday. It was reported that beef fetched good prices overall Picture: MEGAN PRETORIUS

GOOD prices were reached Tuesday at the Hobson & Co cattle auction held at the Bathurst Agricultural Showgrounds.

Altogether 296 cattle were sold with breeds such as Brahman, Bonsmara, Simbra, Nguni and mixed coming under the hammer.

Local farmer Danny Wepener sold two Brahman cows weighing 590kg each to the value of R11 800 per cow at a price of R21.45 per kg. Norman and Mike Elliott sold three tollies weighing 160kg each fetching a price of R5 400 per tollie. The parcel of tollies averaged on R33.75 per kg.

A WHOLE LOT OF COW: A parcel of 17 calves weighing 162kg each was sold at R 5300 each to Paul Hart at the Hobson & Co cattle auction at the Bathurst Agricultural Showgrounds on Tuesday Picture: MEGAN PRETORIUS

“Under the current conditions, it’s exceptional,” said auction agent from Hobson & Co, Jeremy Maclachlan.

On Thursday, July 13 at 10.30am, the Frontier Bonsmara Farmers’ Day will take place at the Winter Castles Bull Testing Station in Alexandria, with guest speakers Matthew Lester and Gerrit van Zyl.

 

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