Best Bull: Billionaire buys Buffalo Bill for R6?million

2010-06-03 00:00

BLOEMFONTEIN — A buffalo named Bill has been sold for R6 million — possibly the highest price fetched for an animal in Africa.

The buffalo was bought by insurance billionaire Douw Steyn’s Shambala nature reserve.

Kwanare game farm, which sold the animal, said breeding buffalo is becoming more and more lucrative, with top quality and healthy buffaloes being sold for trophy hunting.

The breeders didn’t want to be named.

Kwanare said it and Shambala have the best genetics in the country and have established themselves as leaders in the buffalo industry.

Bill was picked from five of the country’s best breeding bulls for his characteristics and build.

Buffalo cows are sold for between R400 000 and R600 000.

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