Boran Bulls For Sale

Our Philosophy

Our motto at Vastrap Boran is: “To measure is to know “. The Afrikaans saying says it even better: “As jy nie meet nie, dan weet jy nie!”

Our Practice

Every single male SP Boran at Vastrap is put through a phase-D veld performance test administered by Studbook. The last time we checked over 40% of all the Boran bulls that have been phase-D tested were Vastrap animals. The importance of these phase-D tests cannot be overstated enough. The amount of data and reliability serves to build accuracy of the EBVs of the Vastrap herd. These EBV’s are crucial aids to enable informed decisions to be made with regard to purchasing bulls and cows that conform to a particular breeding objective or to address short-comings in one’s own herd. We can say with confidence that there is not a single Boran herd with higher EBV accuracy than the Vastrap herd.

Our Auction Offering

We pride ourselves in delivering hard muscular bulls that are broad in the chest, have strong straight backs and are highly adaptable. Every year we sell only 20 of our best, performance tested 3 year old bulls at the Vastrap Auction (see2019 Vastrap Auction: Bulls on Offer).

The average price of bulls sold at the 2019 Vastrap Auction was R60’500 with two bulls reaching an exceptionally high price of R200’000! In 2018 the average price for bulls at the Vastrap Auction was R44’000 (highest price R100’000); in 2017 it was R43’000 and R39,000 in 2016. We are proud that our bulls have been sold to some of the top Boran breeders in Southern Africa (Bos Blanco, Chantemar, Bosiu Borane, Brenaissance, Faurzyl, Model Borane, Frontier Boran, B Hurwitz Farming, Biewenga Boran amongst others).

Vastrap bulls are also popular with less well known breeders and emerging farmers who are looking for good quality animals to beef up their herds. We truly have something for everyone and the same selection process applies to all our bulls, whether for stud or commercial use.

Our Guarantee

Our bulls go through a three-step process of evaluation in an effort to offer only the best quality. First, Studbook performance testing on veld conditions. Second, inspection by the Boran society to eliminate those with structural faults. And lastly, a more detailed inspection and grading by a group of fellow Boran breeders. After each evaluation round the poorest performers are slaughtered. By doing this we endeavour to provide bulls that will be good ambassadors for both Vastrap Boran and the Boran breed as a whole (see Bull Selection & Performance Testing). All our bulls are also DNA tested and parentage verified (see The importance of parentage verification through DNA testing). 

Our policy at Vastrap Boran is to collect as accurate data as possible on every single animal, including birth weight, wean weight and the mother’s weight at weaning. We also collect 12 month and 18 month weights. In addition, since 2011 Vastrap has put 95% of its bull calves through the Studbook administered phase-D veld performance test, which provides additional important information such as testes development, muscling, meat yield and marbling to name a few. Vastrap alone has contributed over 35% of all the recorded phase-D bulls tested in the Boran stud industry (see The importance of accurate EBVs in animal selection).

Please contact us for further information or visit us on the farm to pick the right bull for your herd!

Bulls Flyer

12. VST 16-101

VST 16-101: Sold for R200’000 to Martin Joubert, Full Blood Genetics.

47. VST 16-94

VST 16-94: Sold for R200’000 to Rohan Neethling, Namibia.

VST 15-74

2018 Vastrap Auction: VST 15-74 sold for R100’000 to Sfiso Shezi

VST 15-70

2018 Vastrap Auction: VST 15-70 sold for R85’000 to Theron Family Trust.

VST 15-124

2018 Vastrap Auction: VST 15-124 sold for R65’000 to Gert Oosthuisen

2017 Vastrap Auction: Kingston VST 12-28 sold for R60’000 to Ockert Werner Model Borane.

2017 Vastrap Auction: VST 14-34 sold for R50’000 to Ockert Werner Model Borane.

2017 Vastrap Auction: VST 14-49 sold for R48’000 to Dr Ben Spies.

2017 Vastrap Auction: VST 15-27 sold for R45’000 to B Hurwitz farming.

25 thoughts on “Boran Bulls For Sale

    • Hi Stuart
      Thank you for your enquiry about our bulls. We only sell our bulls at 3 years of age. Our top 3 year old bulls will be on offer at the Vastrap Auction on 19 August and others that we decide are good enough to keep will be for sale off the farm. Where are you based? It is best to visit us to chose the right bull to suit your needs.

    • Hi Mogogi, thank you for your enquiry. Yes, we have sold quite a few bulls to clients in Botswana and are very familiar with all the export protocols. We will have wonderful bull and pregnant heifers on offer at our 2018 Auction on Friday, 17 August. Please email us at if you have any further questions. Best regards, Marisa

    • Hi, baie dankie vir die navraag. Ons het nie op die oomblik bulle om te verkoop nie, want ons verkoop elke jaar op ons veiling ons 3 jarige Boran bulle. Ons veiling is Vrydag, 17 Augustus op die plaas. Ons sal vir jou ‘n epos stuur met meer informasie.
      Groete, Marisa

  1. I need a boran bull to buy. I have been wanting to purchase one but transportation has been a major hindrance to me. How do I transport my bull. How much is the one aged 3years

    • Hi Sitali, the Vastrap Auction is on 16 August this year. 20 of our best 3-year old bulls will be on offer. Please see all the details on our website and let us know if you have any further questions. Regards, Quentin

  2. I am in interested in one good quality commercial Boran bull, preferably red in color. This will he paired with brahman/sanga/simbra cross herd. Do you have anything like that around 20-25K?

    • Hi Paul

      The Boran crosses very well with most breeds because it is very unrelated genetically to anything in SA.
      Every year there are several bulls that are sold for approx R25’000 on the auction. The average price is slightly higher but you can get at that price.
      Please send me a WhatsApp with your name to 0845924245 for more info.

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