This impressive Boran bull, Griffen MHB 06-24 (NDA 9 x KPO 303) derives his name from his damline, which is Ginger. The Granddam of the Ginger bloodline is KPO 303 which is also the damline of HVT 97-017 (717). KPO 303 is one of Francois Smit’s favourite cows and amongst the very best Ol Pejeta cows. As can be seen from the photo below, NDA 9 is a truly impressive animal! For those looking for larger framed animals that carry a lot of beef, this is the line to look for.
Griffen has no K6K 2459 or KPO 786 in his genetics, which makes him a very valuable asset in any Boran herd. His full sister Ginger MHB 06-48 was sold in 2012 to Tom Breytenbach of Brenaisance Wine and Stud for R400 000. His full brother Goliat MHB 06-47 is currently used extensively in the VASTRAP BORAN stud.
Griffen’s greatest strength is his width across his chest, but he is also a very correct bull with length and depth. Griffen was used as the sire to flush both Jackie MHB 05-36 and Jackie MHB 08-08, which were the highest 3-in-1 and pregnant cows sold at the 2012 National Auction for R280 000 and R150 000 respectively. His calves to Jackie MHB 08-08 are as good as any that I have seen.
Unlike Goliat who breeds only red calves, Griffen throws 20% “bont” calves and is perfect for breeders breeding for Nguni studs wishing to put beef in their herd.