Buffalo bull sold for record price

2012-09-04 13:00


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A young buffalo bull has been auctioned for the record amount of R26m at an auction in Bela-Bela, according to a report on Tuesday.

The bull "Horizon" is the most expensive wild animal ever sold in SA, and fetched R8m more than the buffalo "Senatla", sold a year ago at a Thabazimbi auction, Beeld reported.

Norman Adami, spokesperson for the Stud Game Breeder's Association, told the newspaper that the record price was proof of people's faith in the game industry.

He said good quality game was an excellent investment, and that the industry was a sustainable one that was contributing around R10bn to the South African economy.

Over 1 000 people attended the auction at the weekend, which had a turnover of nearly R122m.

At the same auction, a pregnant buffalo cow from Nyumbu Game was sold for R5.2m.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
Read more on:    animals

linking and moving

2015-04-22 07:36

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

A simple Bok plan will floor USA
Eben, Lood ‘brutal identikits’
6 reasons Boks won’t botch it
Fiji far too strong for Uruguay
Traffic Alerts

Relationships and significant connections may play an important role in your day today. Let the warmth of the Leo moon inspire you...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.