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.
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.