Namibian breeders can look forward to a small stock feast when 46 Boer Goats, 15 Van Rooy, and ten Damara sheep from Omongua Superior Breeders of the highest quality will come under the hammer on June 09 at the Namboer auction pens in Windhoek.
Well known stud breeders, Nichlas Mbingeneeko from Skuilhoek Stud, and Vaughn Komomungondo from Tsunami Stud’s superior quality animals, will be complimented by animals from guest sellers Dr Esau Kaakunga, Mbaroro Katjiuanjo and Dirkie Coetzee in what promises to be one of the highlights on the calendar of small stock auctions this year.
Now in its fifth year, the annual production auction always delivers and even attracts buyers from neighbouring countries.
The third auction raised N$7 500 for Regina Kondombolo, owner of the Hephata Care Centre in Wanaheda in Katutura to contribute towards her admirable work amongst mentally challenged Namibians despite her own physical disability. It was a big smile from Kondombolo when a Boer Goat ewe named Hephata was auctioned off for N$7 500 and bought by well-known farmer, Justus Tjirimuje from the farm Omusorakuumba in the Okahandja Constituency of the Otjozondjupa region.
Mbingeneeko says the breeders believe in ploughing back something into the community and for the past four years they have been supporting the Hephata Care Centre by donating the proceedings of one animal sold at the annual auction to the centre. “Regina brings joy to hundreds of people suffering in silence from mental disorders every day,” he says.
Kondombolo started her career as a young and eager nurse, and completed 18 years at the Katutura State Hospital. She carried on with her noble calling but for the next 25 years she had been plagued by illness, and eventually had to give up her nursing career. She then turned her focus to the fact that mentally challenged people of all ages were not being looked after properly, and in some cases even sadly neglected.