The Namibian (Windhoek)

10 October 2007

Namibia: Simbra Bull Goes for N$135 000

Windhoek — A SIMBRA bull reached an exceptional price of N$135 000 at the Agra/Standard Ring during the Windhoek show auction that took place on Friday.

The price achieved is a new Namibian record price for all breeds, as well as a new southern African record for a Simbra bull.

Derksen Trust from South Africa bought the bull called Dollar, which is the sire of the show Grand Champion of Champions at the Windhoek show for 2007, a Simbra cow.

Both animals are from the Rumba Simbra stud of Hardus and Ansie Breedt of Grootfontein.

Rumba Simbra was established in 1997 by Hardus and Ansie Breedt and from its inception had excellent results at various shows across Namibia and South Africa.

According to Pieter Hugo, Agra's Senior Manager Livestock Services, the breed is of exceptional high quality and all the bulls that were auctioned were of great genetic material.

Thirty-nine cattle were sold for an average price of N$32 897.

Average prices for the various breeds were:

Brahman - N$26 571 Brangus - N$20 000

Braunvieh - N$29 250 Simbra - N$49 166

Simmentaler - N$29 600 Sussex - N$25 500

Brangus Heifer - N$8 000 Simbra Cow - N$24 666

Simmentaler Cow - N$15 000

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