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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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This team of plain-bodied Merino breeders enthusiastically pursue their policy of breeding a fertile sheep, with a large carcass and quality fine wool. Theoretically their partnership enables them to reach this goal much quicker than any individual breeder. However, there is no scope for complacency. The Konsortium-members get tremendous satisfaction in their quest for continual improvement. “Never believe that when you get to a certain point, you’re there. Don’t ever put a limit to what you want,” they echo. They are enthusiastic about life and what they are doing and along the way close friendships are cemented.

Flock’s forte

  • Over the past few years the average fibre diameter of the Konsortium-flocks’ clips has ranged between 18.5 and 19.5 micron.
  • Hoggets shear 16 - 17.2 micron.
  • The average clean yield of their fleece lines is 70% and more - and that of rams sold at their sales, as high as 81%.
  • They boast lamb percentages of more than 100% in their respective commercial flocks, and as high as 140% in their Merino studs.
  • Under normal circumstances slaughter-lambs are weaned at 30kg to 40kg off the veld. In good years they can weigh up to 50kg.

These are men whose passion and love for Merino breeding has bound them into a dedicated team. Together they offer today’s Merino farmer so much more.

“The strength of diversity. The power of focus.” Anon

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