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oa Agriprobe - Buffaloes continue their momentum in grabbing media attention

Volume 8, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1810-9799

 

Abstract

Senatla, a buffalo bull from the private Thaba Tholo Game Reserve nearby Thabazimbi realised a new South African record price of R18 million at a recent auction! This magnificent bull of five and a half years has a set of horns of some 50 inches. This record price follows on last year's record of R9,2 million paid for a bull. The 800 people that attended this auction saw numerous game species record prices paid with a duiker reaching R5 600, Cape eland cows (R16 500), gemsbok cows (R10 000), nyala bull (R33 000), impala breeding group (R3 440), impala ram (R21 000), steenbok (R8 000), Zambian sable antelope cows (R925 000) and Matetsi sable antelope cows reaching R340 000! The auction generated in total R91,3 million which is more than the total values of all game sold in 2007! At this stage it seems as if the game farming industry will reach a record turnover of close to R450 million which is way above the R303,5 million of the previous year.

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2011-12-01
2019-09-16

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