2016 Vastrap Auction: Results

Thank you to everyone who supported the 2016 Vastrap Auction on Friday, 19 August. Unusually for the Free State at this time of year, we woke up to a huge thunderstorm on the morning of the auction and it rained on and off throughout the morning. It was cold and wet and muddy, but that didn’t deter the Boran enthusiasts who had travelled from far to be here. We hauled out the gas heaters, lit a bond fire and handed out blankets and sherry in the auction tent to keep everyone warm! The team from OVK/CMW did a fantastic job of running the auction smoothly in challenging weather conditions. By lunch time the sun was shining and everyone enjoyed the steak braai for lunch. The organisation of an auction takes a huge physical and emotional toll, but it is all worth it when you see what an effort people make to get here. We were happy to see many repeat customers, but also lots of new faces.

There was something on offer for everyone, with prices varying from R16’000 to as high as R160’000. Astute buyers, who had done their research and know their genetics, were richly rewarded on the day with real value for money on top quality animals. We are proud to say that every animal that got a bid was sold without any negotiation. Our policy is to sell all animals that are offered on the day and not to quibble over prices. We are proud to be associated with all our guest sellers (Peinke Ranch, Frontier Boran, Brenaissance, Pratos, Kieras & Heeltevrede Stoetery) who offered exceptional quality animals that did very well on the day.

The average price of bulls sold on the day was R39,000. The top priced bull was VST 13-84 (Jackie MHB 09-20 x Khan MHB 04-27), which sold for R160’000 to Burnie Staal from Bos Blanco. This bull is the son of the top priced cow, Jackie MHB 09-20.

The average price of females was R34’000. The top priced female was a heifer, PT 14-08 (Shakira BA 08-86 x Magnum CI 07-127), which sold for R160’000. The top priced pregnant cow was Jackie MHB 09-20, which sold for R140’000. The top priced 3-in-1 was Faith PRB 12-08 (with a beautiful Zorro bull calf), which sold for R110’000.

Highest priced bull at the 2016 Vastrap Auction - R160'000.

Highest priced bull at the 2016 Vastrap Auction – R160’000 to Burnie Staal of Bos Blanco.

VST 12-70 sold for R55'000 to Gert Barnard (Chantemar Boran).

VST 12-70 sold for R55’000 to Gert Barnard (Chantemar Boran).

Highest priced female - PT 14-08 sold for R140'000 to Hennie Rall (Hessi Boran).

Highest priced female – PT 14-08 sold for R140’000 to Hennie Rall (Hessi Boran).

Kelly VST 13-72 - sold for R55'000 to Simeon & Jarren Hurwitz (Hurwitz Boran).

Kelly VST 13-72 – sold for R55’000 to Simeon & Jarren Hurwitz (Hurwitz Boran).

Jackie VST 14-41 - sold for R55'000 to Simeon & Jarren Hurwitz (Hurwitz Boran).

Jackie VST 14-41 – sold for R55’000 to Simeon & Jarren Hurwitz (Hurwitz Boran).

Jackie MHB 09-20 - Sold for R140'000 to Rory Kockott.

Jackie MHB 09-20 – Sold for R140’000 to Rory Kockott.

Faith PRB 12-08 with bull calf by Zorro - sold for R110'000 to Gerrit Potgieter (Ooskus Boran).

Faith PRB 12-08 with bull calf by Zorro – sold for R110’000 to Gerrit Potgieter (Ooskus Boran).

B 07-149 (offered by Kieras) - sold for R55'000 to Hennie Rall (Hessi Borane).

B 07-149 (offered by Kieras) – sold for R55’000 to Hennie Rall (Hessi Borane).