Boer goat buck sold for a record price on auction

A Boer Goat sire, Komatsu (762210143), bred and sold by the Lucas Burger Boer Goat Stud in Griekwastad, recently achieved the highest price ever recorded for a Boer goat sold at auction.

Boer goat buck sold for a record price on auction
Kabelo Rametse, seen here with his girlfriend Kgomotso Babui, bought the Boer Goat buck 'Komatsu'.
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The buck was sold for R500,000 and was purchased by Kabelo Rametse from CSR Farms in Pretoria.

The buck was auctioned at the Lucas Burger Stud’s 25th production auction and had been extensively used in the stud. Rametse told Farmers Weekly that he was willing to pay such a high price due to the animal’s exceptional qualities.

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“I was particularly impressed by Komatsu’s length, width, and exceptional size. As a beginner stud breeder, this buck will place my flock on a solid genetic footing. I’ve already received enquiries from prospective buyers interested in obtaining semen and from buyers looking to reserve some of his first kids,” he said.

According to Rametse, the buck warranted its price because it combined all the top breeding values of the Boer goat breed. Komatsu was developed in South Africa from proven genetics and was a proven sire that came from a top-quality bloodline.”

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Annelie Coleman represents Farmer’s Weekly in the Free State, North West and Northern Cape. Agriculture is in her blood. She grew up on a maize farm in the Wesselsbron district where her brother is still continuing with the family business. Annelie is passionate about the area she works in and calls it ‘God’s own country’. She’s particularly interested in beef cattle farming, especially with the indigenous African breeds. She’s an avid reader and owns a comprehensive collection of Africana covering hunting in colonial Africa, missionary history of same period, as well as Rhodesian literature.