Simbra bull units new SA report of R550 000

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The Simbra bull JM 18 022 (‘JacMar Buffel’) just lately set a brand new South African report for the breed when he was bought for R550 000.

Simbra bull sets new SA record of R550 000
The Simbra bull JM 18 022 set a brand new South African report when he was bought for R550 000.
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The bull was bought by Jaco Maré of JacMar Simbras in Hartbeesfontein to Francois Wehmeyer of Lermar Farming in Grahamstown on the latest Simbra Spring Showcase sale held in Parys, Free State.

Maré described the bull as “magnificent”, with excellent width and size.

“Buffel comes from an especially profitable bloodline that personifies the traits of the Simbra breed. His estimated breeding values are far past common.

Consumers are ready to pay distinctive costs for top-class genetics due to the breed’s speedy progress, hybrid vigour, warmth tolerance and top-quality meat. An extra optimistic is that Simbras are extremely wanted by the feedlot trade,” Maré stated.

He described the Simbra as a tricky, smooth-coated breed that was remarkably immune to tick-borne ailments, with wonderful strolling potential. Coupled with the breed’s inherent tolerance to warmth, the Simbra was the perfect alternative for crimson meat manufacturing beneath intensive breeding circumstances in Southern Africa, he added.

Simbra cows had been fertile, remarkably good moms and weaned heavy calves, he stated. Maré added that the record-breaking bull’s dam, JM11 118, which was additionally bred by the JacMar stud, was an imposing cow that boasted an inter-calving interval of 370 days.

Annelie Coleman represents Farmer’s Weekly within the Free State, North West and Northern Cape.
Agriculture is in her blood. She grew up on a maize farm within the Wesselsbron district the place her brother remains to be persevering with with the household enterprise.
Annelie is passionate in regards to the space she works in and calls it ‘God’s personal nation’. She’s notably all in favour of beef cattle farming, particularly with the indigenous African breeds.
She’s an avid reader and owns a complete assortment of Africana overlaying looking in colonial Africa, missionary historical past of identical interval, in addition to Rhodesian literature.

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