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Excellent genetic bulls auctioned

breeders selling at the Brahman National Auction.  Back: D J Loubser, Walter Dentlinger, Rynand Mudge, Ebbi Fischer, Loraine van Heerden, André Compion, Fred Redecker, Claus Düvel, Uta Redecker, Kaspar Günzel Front:  Cobus van der Merwe, Dirkie Uys, Hagen Eggert, Birgit en Mecki Schneider, Ralph Behrens, Jörg Schlöder, Robert en Stefanie Pack, Wolfgang Pfeiffer.

breeders selling at the Brahman National Auction. Back: D J Loubser, Walter Dentlinger, Rynand Mudge, Ebbi Fischer, Loraine van Heerden, André Compion, Fred Redecker, Claus Düvel, Uta Redecker, Kaspar Günzel Front: Cobus van der Merwe, Dirkie Uys, Hagen Eggert, Birgit en Mecki Schneider, Ralph Behrens, Jörg Schlöder, Robert en Stefanie Pack, Wolfgang Pfeiffer.

The Brahman National Auction hosted by Agra on Thursday, 24 October was one of the highlights of Agra’s stud auctions this year. The average price of N$62 839 for the 31 bulls sold, was also the highest ever at a Brahman National Auction. “The offer was the best I have ever seen at the Brahman National Auction and of exceptional genetic value,” said Kiep Lepen, Specialist: Stud Services of this auction.
The highest price paid for a Brahman bull was N$162 000, paid by Wilson Mberirua for a bull of Rynand Mudge.
Five more bulls were sold for more than N$ 100 000 as follows: DM Uys sold a bull for N$160 000 to Blaize Beef. Fred Redecker sold a bull for N$148 000 to One Call Solutions Namibia. WG Dentlinger sold a bvull for N$122 000 to Mokuti Trading Enterprises. Mecki Schneider sold a bull for N$110 000 to CB Nolte Jnr. WG Dentlinger sold a bull for n$100 000 to One Call Solutions Namibia.
Lepen also commented that it became clear at this auction that there is a need for potential stud bulls as a result of the closed borders; that buyers realise the availability of excellent genetic material in Namibia and that there is good trust in the local genetic material.
A number of the most expensive stud bulls which were sold already made their mark in their respective Brahman studs and are good investments for the studs of the buyers.
Two Brahman Heifers of Hagen Eggert were sold for N$30 000 and N$18 500 respectively, to KM Izaaks. Eggerst also sold a Brahman cow for N$20 000 to VN S Nghipondoka.
A cow and calf were sold for N$36 000 by Ghaub Investments (PTY) LTD to Justus Tjirimuje.
At the end of the stud auctions for the year, with only two Agra stud auctions remaining, this auction was indeed heartening, with breeders as well as producers of commercial herds willing to invest in good genetics, showing their commitment to the Namibian cattle herd. The last stud auctions, which Agra is hosting is the Western Bonsmara Production Auction on Wednesday, 6 November at the Aub auction pens.

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