Boer goat ram ‘Formula One’ sold for over R1 million

The Boer goat stud sire Formula One was recently sold for R1,05 million, the highest price ever paid in South Africa for a stud goat.

Boer goat ram ‘Formula One’ sold for over R1 million
William Smit, VEA Stud Breeders’ spokesperson, with Formula One, which fetched R1,05 million at an auction in Bloemfontein.
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Formula One was bred and sold by the Lukas Burger Stud from Griekwastad and bought by VEA Stud Breeders from Bonnievale.

This award-winning goat comes from a top bloodline. His dam Demi Lee and sire Maserati represent some of best bloodlines in the country.

Formula One is a proven stud sire and has been used by the Lukas Burger Stud from 2022. Between 2022 and 2024, the goat sired 300 kids.

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William Smit, VEA Stud Breeders’ spokesperson, told Farmer’s Weekly: “Formula One is the ideal package as far a stud Boer goat sire is concerned. The first thing that we noticed about him was his immense size and incredible capacity. His length and width are outstanding, coupled with masculinity and a long line of proven genetics.”

According to Smit, the purchase of Formula One is a valuable investment in the long-term future of VEA Stud.

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One of his sons, for instance, took the laurels in his category at the 2024 Northern Cape Boer Goat championships while a Formula One daughter took the laurels in her category at the Vryburg regional show.

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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.