Trumps – National Merino Ram Auction

Trumps Merino stud, Hanover, sold these three rams to buyers for Lesotho wool and mohair promotion project for (from right) R130 000, R70 000 and R20 000 respectively.  Photo, from left:  Teboho Leleka (buyer), Andries Pienaar (seller), Puleng Matebesi (buyer), Jan...

Wellwood – National Merino Ram Auction

Robert Rubidge of Wellwood Merinos, Graaff-Reinet, sold these two rams to Phoenix Merinos, also from Graaff-Reinet for R165 000 and R105 000.  From left:  Robert Rubidge (seller), William Biggs (buyer), Flip Ndoni (handler), Johan Minnaar and Wikus Cloete (buyers) and...

Groep 3 – National Merino Ram Auction – SA Record Price

SA record price of R255 000 for a Merino ram!  Theo and Jaco Potgieter of Groep 3 Merino’s, Graaff-Reinet, sold this ram to Jan and Jaco Wiese of Biesiespoort Merino’s, Loxton for the new record price. This was the highlight of the National Merino Ram...

Julian Southey named National sheep Farmer of the year

Merino SA honorary member and former -president and, Julian Southey, received the prestigious “National sheep farmer of the year” award at a gala dinner held on 16 November in Bloemfontein. Julian (middle) farms in the Middelburg EC district with his two sons, Robert...