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.
“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.”