FORTRESS
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FORTRESS Cattle
Feeding (Feedlot)
FORTRESS
Bonsmara Stud
FORTRESS Commercial
Bonsmara Herd
FORTRESS Commercial Bonsmara Female Sales
FORTRESS Bonsmara Bull Sale
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FORTRESS Bonsmara Stud

During the first 16 years FORTRESS made rapid stud breeding progress within the scientific breeding milieu of the indigenous South African Bonsmara breed culminating in their total stud dispersal sales:

  • All 393 stud females were sold in 2006 at a then record price of R7.153.000 averaging R18.202 each.

  • 72 Stud bulls were sold in 2006 and 2007 at a price of R3.592.000 averaging R49.889 each.

Below see some of the highlights of the abovementioned sales:

  • Pregnant Cow BHE95-032
    & Calf (3-in-1) sold for R130.000

  • Stud Bull BHE03-083
    sold for R150.000

  • Stud Bull BHE03-103
    sold for R220.000
  • Pregnant Cow BHE93-081
    & Calf (3-in-1) sold for R130.000

  • Stud Bull BHE03-094
    sold for R150.000

  • Stud Bull BHE03-156
    sold for R250.000
Stud breeding created for FORTRESS a platform to develop detailed cattle knowledge and a network of loyal supporters, clients and suppliers of calves/weaners for their feedlot. An excellent foundation for their commercial Bonsmara herd was laid in retaining and still using semen of their best stud bulls in the artificial insemination programme.