The long anticipated game auction at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala farm in Limpopo has concluded. More than 60 lots auctioned off, with the sale of a bull called Cumulus receiving the highest bid of R1.65 million.
President Cyril Ramaphosa attended the exclusive event on Saturday. He was one of 16 breeders who had their cattle on show at this auction that was closed to the media.
As reported by Eyewitness News, “security was tight at the farm” but not all sales were of the sought after Ankole cows. Embryos and straws of semen belonging to these prized animals were also sold at the event.
Ramaphosa own heifer, Pata Pata, just sold for R675 000. Another bull, Dollar, sold for R1 million, which also included 1000 semen straws.
A total of R20 million was fetched by the auction.
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