Cold adapted animals popular amongst buyers
Kroon Stud Wild is known for the group’s positioning For all game farmers, big or small, new or established. Other attributes one can ascribe to them is hospitable and friendly, with the best boerewors rolls in the business. And their 2017 auction? A roaring success, judging from the many happy buyers and sellers who mingled in a gesellige atmosphere with the smell of braaivleis in the air after a hot day’s auctioneering.
Niel Swart is an expert auctioneer who excels at moving an auction along at pace, never resting, never letting an opportunity go by. He kept the standing room only crowd enthralled from the Wildswinkel stage with lot after lot hammered down with vigour.
Prices on the day were strong, with the auction turning over a well-deserved R14m for the group.
A total of 136 items were auctioned, with only a few remaining unsold, when buyers and sellers could not see eye to eye on the day. All part of the business we’re in. One attentive bidder, who clearly enjoyed his day in the Free State was Piet du Toit, there with breeding partner Beyers Gerber. Sitting close to the stage with his attention never waning, Piet was especially happy with a beautiful springbok lot he managed to buy.
One highlight was lot 80A, a King Cape eland cow with a brand new bull calf that sold for R292 000 for owners Soetvelde Farms.
A buffalo heifer in calf to 47″ Maximus went for R405 000 at the auction. This lot gave the buyer the option to let the heifer calve down and be covered again by Maximus, making it an exceptional 3-in-1.
Apart from hosting a successful auction, the Kroon Stud Wild group made sure all participants were treated to an enjoyable day out, a real opportunity to visit the stunning landscape of the Free State for a day that’s true to the heartland. Next year, make sure you visit Rooihoogte for one of the really lekker auctions of the year.