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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.

  • Invest in ewe unitsInvest in ewe units picture

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

  • Changing gears from price taker to price maker

    2014-02-13

    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...

  • Faith like woolFaith like wool picture

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

  • From sheep to shop

    2012-03-28

    Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving...

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Fast Facts

  • Visits to hundreds of satisfied buyers have confirmed the positive impact Konsortium-rams have on other flocks.

  • Hoggets shear 16.1 – 17.2 micron wool.

  • The average fibre diameter of the five Konsortium breeders' woolclips range between 18.5 and 19.5 micron.

  • Under normal veld conditions, slaughter-lambs are weaned at 30 - 40 kg. In good years they can weigh up to 50kg.

  • Konsortium’s breeding partnership takes the guesswork out of Merino breeding by doing specific, individual matings of more than 6 000 stud ewes annually. This guarantees a large selection of top rams available for the market.

  • Konsortium-Merino uses Mother Nature as chief classer and breeds a sheep which is adapted accordingly.

  • The largest Merino progeny test in South Africa was undertaken - more than 3 100 Merino ewes mated to 15 Konsortium rams.

  • They have already bettered the record turnover, for a Merino ram sale, eight times.

  • Konsortium-Merino is the first Merino stud in South Africa to appoint its own client advisors, in doing so, to add value to their clients’ businesses

  • Already 124 farmers, with more than 193 000 ewes, have joined the Konsortium family.

  • In 2013 Konsortium-Merino sold a massive 891 rams under their brand on six auctions at an average price of R5 363. This is more than 22% of Merino SA’s ram sales.

  • At the first Konsortium-Merino sale, held in 2001, there were 78 rams on offer.Today they annually sell the most rams on official Merino auctions in South Africa - as much as 333 rams per auction and 891 rams per year.

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