n Stockfarm - Keeversfontein : striving for excellence - on the farm

Volume 9 Number 12
  • ISSN : 2221-7304


When you drive on the N3 highway down Van Reenen’s Pass and turn left towards Ladysmith, you will see the Keeversfontein homestead on your left, just before the toll gate. If you are lucky you might see Martin and Marista Campher’s beautiful Red Brangus cattle grazing alongside the route. A magnificent sight indeed! Keeversfontein Red Brangus gained recognition for their animals’ excellent adaptability. The average prices paid for their bulls at various auctions in recent years, are an indication of these animals’ exceptional worth. Yet, according to Martin, this was not always the case. “There was a time when the prices paid for my bulls were not as good. We initially only marketed animals at our own production auction, but it soon became clear that cattle farmers weren’t aware of us. Our average prices left much to be desired. “We then decided to take some of our best animals to various auctions across the country. Buyers got to know our animals, which in turn attracted more people to our own production auction. Our prices also improved markedly.” This year they hosted their 19th production auction and obtained excellent prices. In addition, they fetched the best average prices for bulls at the KwaZulu-Natal club auction, Ermelo bull auction and Vrede veld bull auction.

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