South Africa – -(AmmoLand.com)- Buffalo Kloof, one of the few family-owned game farms in South Africa’s Eastern Cape region, did not fail to impress at this year’s Signature Wildlife Auction in Grahamstown.
The Signature Wildlife group (SW) is widely acknowledged as one of the top four wildlife auctions in South Africa; and Buffalo Kloof is one of only five hand-picked breeders to showcase their animals’ legendary genetics at this prestigious event. This annual auction was created to serve as an elite platform to showcase the outstanding genetics of the Eastern Cape, which has a heritage as one of the leading provinces in South Africa’s wildlife sector.
The province features seven biomes, ranging from the harsh Karoo plains and mountains, to endless grass savannahs and dense, tree-canopied riverine valleys. Thanks to this diversity, the region is producing game which is adaptable to many different environmental conditions, leading to unparalleled genetic strength and diversity.
According to Warne Rippon, owner of Buffalo Kloof, this was the third SW wildlife auction in which Buffalo Kloof has participated, and outstanding results were achieved due to the excellent performance of their animals from a genetic perspective. This was no accident, but rather the product of continuous, year-on-year investment into strategic game management and breeding programmes – now paying off as a quantum leap in the quality of genetics featured.
“International hunting industry benchmarks on Rowland Ward and Safari Club International (SCI) horn measurements were met – and exceeded – resulting in the consistent achievement of the coveted SCI gold medal standard. This is a very definite endorsement of our animals’ genetic strength and diversity,” Rippon