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  • Highest price R80 000Highest price R80 000 picture

    At Konsortium-Merino's 30th sale, 18 February 2016, this ram fetched the highest price ever paid for a Konsortium ram: R80 000.

  • Better SA record at 32nd saleBetter SA record at 32nd sale picture

    At Konsortium-Merino's 32nd production sale all 353 rams were sold at an average of R8 418 to better their current SA record for turnover to R2 971 400.

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    Buy Konsortium-Merino ewe units. It is a safe investment in livestock, without having to be involved in the administration thereof...

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    Prof. Eckart Kassier predicted in 1994 there would only be 30 000 farmers on the land by 2014. Back then, many farmers thought he had lost it, but today that is all we are. Decline is inevitable unless...

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    Angus Buchan, parading his 100% proudly South African, Konsortium-Merino wool jacket, with joy.

  • From sheep to shop

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Farmer mentors

In Konsortium-Merino’s (KM) quest to find a method of assisting all our farmers with help and advice, we decided to appoint mentor farmers who could share their practical farming experience with other farmers in the group. A few farmers are already in position. The aim is to eventually have several mentors working with KM throughout the country.

These mentor farmers have the same responsibility as Konsortium-Merino's client advisors. They must establish and protect the Konsortium-type on our member’s farms to benefit all who join the Konsortium family. Using special eartags, the mentors will eventually have identified the brand ewes, the selected ewes and the Konsortium slaughter stock and will then market them as such.

Amongst other things, they will be able to assist farmers with ewe selection, the choice of rams and give advice regarding flock management. With the help of a simple computer programme Konsortium flocks will be able to measure performance and monitor production and progress.

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