Buffalo bull sold for record price

2012-09-04 13:00

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.

  • sagmoedige.neelsie - 2012-09-04 13:14

    Based on the picture above, this is an American Bison. Why on earth would we in South Africa want to breed with game not indigenous to Africa? Seriously?

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-04 13:18

      What difference does it make, sagmoedige? Should we send back all animals then that were not originally indigenous to SA? That's a bit dof.

      nikki.bustin - 2012-09-04 13:26

      clearly this is News24 adding in a picture for whatever purposes and clearly does not know what an African buffulo looks like.

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-04 13:34

      lol! I thought it was an American buffalo they were on about. News24 what are you boys smoking today?

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-09-04 13:55

      Big difference Charles, we could be overun with Bisallo's with bad attitudes.

      mantothieve.missingman - 2012-09-04 14:23

      News 24 doesnt know the difference between a buffalo and a cheese snack

  • michael.beatty.585 - 2012-09-04 13:20

    Clearly the sub-editor is on oliday and somebody googled a stock photo for buffalo. Seriously, dudes, wake up.

  • Hemlock - 2012-09-04 13:49

    Just 1 bullet from some trigger happy hunter and there goes R26m. Hopefully this animal will be well protected and heavily insured. But I do think anyone spending that kind of money on an "buffalo" is 2 sandwiches short of a picnic.

  • jaco.kriek.5 - 2012-09-04 14:20

    hahahaha! bison photo when it should be an african buffalo! what a bunch of clowns!!!!

  • steve.impala.75 - 2012-09-04 14:27

    News24 are idiots...say with african buffalo does not look like a bison!

  • andre.d.toit - 2012-09-04 14:30

    The article is about a buffalo, at least have a photo of a African buffalo,#doyourhomework

  • richard.zanner - 2012-09-04 14:30

    So if I ordered a 300 g fillet steak in a restaurant from this animal what would I pay

      avrilandandre - 2012-09-04 15:10

      About R9750...assuming you can slaughter out 800kg.

  • john.bollie - 2012-09-04 14:31

    Flippen expensive biltong!

  • craig.scannell - 2012-09-04 14:39

    News24 must really jack things up...this a picture that IOL used. Not sure if this the right one either but nevertheless....why can't they get access to the real ones.

  • Jaco Joubert - 2012-09-04 17:09

    Oh come on you whingers! If you care to take a good look at the picture, you will come to the realisation that it is in fact an African Buffalo, otherwise get out your reading glasses or have your eyes tested!

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