Namibian Bull Crowned Best Brahman in the World

Windhoek - His name is 'Bond,' not James Bond, but 'Mister Bond.'

He is a six-year-old White Brahman bull and was crowned the best Brahman in the entire world at last week's Brahman World Congress in Australia. Mister Bond walked off with the coveted title after beating 200 000 Brahmans from Namibia, America, Australia and South Africa.

Owner of this magnificent animal, Rynand Mudge, says Mister Bond was crowned the best Brahman in the world during Breedplan's first international genetically evaluated contest for Brahmans worldwide.

Four other bulls from Namibia also ended up in the top 20 of the international competition.

"The results just once more underline the quality of Namibian breeders who stood their ground against the best in the world and walked off with numerous titles. We as Namibians should be very proud of our farmers and the waves they make in the international arena," enthused Mudge.

Lorraine van Heerdens Lorden Niko Brahman ended up in seventh place, while the Brahman of Danie Botes Lared Sir Crespo got ninth place. The bull Mr Tralon of Kaper Gunzel was given the fourteenth spot and Mecki Schneider's bull Okabra Nero came sixteenth.

The Brahman breed is the biggest cattle breed in Namibia with 19 000 animals registered. "This number is minute compared to other countries and our results just demonstrate again the quality of animals we raise in Namibia," says Mudge.

Mudge says Mister Bond comes from a very good bloodline and Mister Bond is the product of his grandfather Remzo, who was also an outstanding bull. "I am very proud of Mister Bond, and with all the international publicity after he won, Mister Bond is almost as famous as the original James Bond," Mudge told New Era.

Last year, Namibian emerging farmer Ace Kavari's Red Brahman bull Boesman was crowned best Brahman bull in Africa and runner-up in the online World Brahman Competition. Sadly, Boesman died earlier this year after a dramatic rescue operation in the middle of the night after the bull suddenly fell ill.

Source: New Era.