Wildlife Legacy auction proves popular
Sollie Potgieter, chairman of Wildlife Legacy kicked off proceedings at the second Wildlife Legacy auction at the Wildswinkel auction venue near Bela-Bela with an impassioned plea for donations to assist Knysna fire victims. The game industry opened its heart and raised a remarkable R1 598 000 for this worthy cause.
It was great to see quality buffalo lots doing well. Buffalo are amazing animals and the game industry continues to reward high quality genetics with excellent prices. To breed buffalo is a long term, expensive exercise and to be rewarded appropriately for the effort that goes into this time consuming activity is heartwarming.
A Poon Liebenberg Wildlife buffalo bull (44 1/2″) sold for R2.3m , while a Buffalo Creek Game Ranch cow in calf to Pymat (white 50) sold for R3.2m. White 15, another Buffalo Creek Game Ranch cow in calf to the incredible Inala, sold for R2.2m.
In total, buffalo lots at the auction delivered R21m turnover, 55% of the total auction value of R38m.
Quality sable also fetched strong prices. A case in point is lot 58, a 50″ Romaco Ranch intermediate bull that sold for R2.7m.
All told, the second Wildlife Legacy auction enforced this quality group’s standing as a prominent breeder partnership. The event also indicated a levelling of prices and could also indicate a slight upward momentum for the rest of the year.