- Faith like wool
Angus Buchan, parading his 100% proudly South African, Konsortium-Merino wool jacket, with joy.
- Another SA record - 333 rams sold!
On 21 February another SA record was broken on Konsortium-Merino home turf. At their 24th production sale, the group set a new SA record by selling the most rams on a Merino auction.
- Another sheep specialist
Konsortium-Merino has appointed its second sheep specialist. Tommie Calldo will join Cobus Vivier in ensuring the quality and standard of our farmers stock is such, that the genetics, wool and meat can confidently be purchased on the open market.
- New ear tags
Konsortium-Merino has a new ear tag which promises to be more user-friendly.
- Our very own Konsortium-Merino creep feed
It fulfils the nutritive requirements of young lambs and has been available at co-operatives countrywide since September 2012.
- "Share" in our success
Large quantities of quality wool, meat and skins are produced under the Konsortium-Merino brand. However, these volumes are not nearly sufficient to meet the demand for these products. So what do we do to solve this problem?
- 8th SA record
Konsortium-Merino set a new South African record for turnover at a Merino ram sale for the eighth time at their 23rd production sale. In total 285 rams were sold for an average of R6 272 resulting in the new record turnover of R1 787 600.
- Highest price ever
HL Kitshoff and Sons from Egbertsvlei, Moorreesburg, paid the highest price of R54 000 at the 23rd Konsortium-Merino sale. This is the highest price ever paid for a Konsortium-Merino ram.
- Olympic athlete wears Konsortium-Merino wool
LJ van Zyl, South African 400m Olympic athlete, parading in his 100% South African Konsortium-Merino wool jacket.
- From sheep to shop
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving...
- New record price for ram
A new record price of R47 000 was paid for a Konsortium-Merinoram on 16 February 2012. This Autumn 559 rams were sold at an average price of R5 560...
- Proudly South African wool jacket
Konsortium-Merino now boasts their own Merino wool jacket which is 100% PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN from sheep to shop..
- Cheetahs in pure Merino wool
Seems as though one can judge the Cheetah rugby team by their jackets! Ever since the team was presented with a proudly South African wool jacket, made from pure Konsortium-Merino wool, they have won four Super15 matches on the trot....
- Merino with muscle
In February this year Konsortium-Merino flexed its muscles and substantially extended the goalposts in the Merino industry...
- Win new HONDA XR125L
One of the 124 Konsortium-Merino registered farmers stands a chance to win a new HONDA XR125L...
- KM alternative saves farmers R840 000
An alternative wool marketing route, which gives our farmers a choice, guarantees them a premium and cuts costs, has been negotiated...
- 1 year later
Since their first farmerâ??s day at the Gariep Dam in May 2009, Konsortium-Merino has caused waves in the wool industry. Letâ??s have a look at what the group has achieved and how it has benefited their farmers...
- Konsortium-Merino woollen jacket
Soon Konsortium farmers will be donning their own woollen jackets. The jackets are being especially handmade in SA from Konsortium-Merino wool...
- Woolpack prices tumble
The drop in price of the Konsortium-Merino woolpack caused quite a storm...
- International demand for Konsortium-wool
Konsortium-Merino attended the 79th congress of the International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) in France to create awareness for Konsortium-wool in South Africa...
- Bigger and better national slaughter lamb competition
Konsortium-Merino was instrumental in the largest national Merino slaughter lamb competition ever held...
- Farmers could pick & choose
Farmers were able to pick and choose between the 346 rams on auction at the 18th Konsortium-Merino production sale held on Dombietersfontein...
- Feedlot for Konsortium
The first 400 KM lambs were delivered to the Konsortium-Merino feedlot in Christiana. Konsortium farmers are now another step closer to adding value to their products...
- R445 000 plus saved
Since July 2009, Konsortium-Merino farmers have saved more than R445 000 in costs simply by sending their wool to Segard Masurel South Africa...
- The best auction ever!
Sold out! All 310 rams on auction at Konsortium-Merino's 17th production sale were sold at an average price of R5 199, for yet another SA record turnover...
- Stock Monitor assists farmers
Accurate records of stock numbers and animal production with comparable data...
- Farmer-owned businesses have many advantages for producers
Farmer-owned bussinesses has become the new buzzword. These operations are seen as enterprises where farmers can have better access to markets, produce larger volumes, reduce costs and reduce risk...by Charles Smith
- Konsortium-Merino: A farmer-owned brand
Today, the farmer-owned business Konsortium-Merino not only sells the most rams at official Merino sales, it also aims to increase ewe numbers and its brand to 800 000 in the next 10 years... Farmers Weekly
- BKB cuts ties with Konsortium
Soon after the first Konsortium farmersâ?? wool was delivered to Segard Masurel (SM), BKB announced that it was no longer prepared to be the agent for the Konsortium sale on Dombietersfontein, Victoria West...
- Preferential offer for Konsortium-wool
Segard Masurel, one of South Africa's largest wool buyers, made an offer to Konsortium members to purchase wool directly from them. Not only will they be receiving a premium price for their wool, but there will be considerable cost savings too...
- SA record turnover 5 times in a row
Konsortium-Merino has once again taken the lead. At their February sale the breeders sold 311 rams at an average price of R5 050.This was the fifth consecutive sale at which they bettered the SA record turnover...
- 488 rams @ R6 701 average
For 2008 Konsortium-Merino sold 488 rams at an average price of R6 701 at five sales held under the auspices of MerinoSA.
- Andries knows his Merino's
In Carnarvon there is a man who truly loves his Merino's and believes that they herald the coming of rain, by shaking their bodies as though they are wet...
- Good. Better. BEST!
Just when it seemed that Konsortium-Merino couldn't possibly do any better, they again surpassed all expectations. The 201 rams on offer at their 14th production sale were all sold for an average price of R6 883 resulting in a new record turnover...
- Konsortium shatters record
South Africa's record turnover for a Merino ram sale was shattered at Konsortium-Merino's 13th production sale, when the breeders improved their previous best by R147 550...
- Konsortium rams in Australia
Since its inception 11 years ago, Konsortium-Merino has evolved as one of South Africa's greatest Merino success stories. Now they have spread their wings to Australia...
- What Konsortium buyers have to say
Konsortium-Merino loves to share the testimonies of their supporters with you. This is what some of them have to say...
- Lucky thirteenth
To some the number thirteen is a bad omen, but at the next Konsortium-Merino sale it is going to prove the opposite for one lucky farmer...
- Together we offer more
During the past few years, nobody has been able to match Konsortium-Merino ram sale statistics...
- First joint sale a hit
The Marlow & Konsortium-Merino ram sale has the potential to become one of South Africa's elite Merino sales...
- Konsortium-Merino shatters record
Konsortium-Merino attained a new record turnover for a Merino ram auction in South Africa, at their 12th production sale held on Dombietersfontein, Victoria West. This is only the second time in history that more than R1 million was realized...
- Huge offering on 12th sale
Konsortium-Merino promise at least 200 Merino rams on their 12th production sale - without compromising quality. This is a huge offering when compared to the South African average of 47 rams, for the 60 Merino sales held in 2006.
- Marlow thrives with Konsortium
A total about-turn in our sheep farming. This is the positive impact which Konsortium-Merino has had on the Marlow Merino flock, says Charl Naudé senior farm manager at Marlow Agricultural School...
- Win a Honda Bushlander
Where can a farmer, not only pick and choose between 200 Merino rams, but also stand a chance of winning a Honda CTX200B? On Konsortium-Merinoâ??s 12th production sale!
- Product & passion the best in 3 nations
I travel three nations and this is the best sale I have ever experienced...
- Hofmeyr keeps on coming back for more
Again the highest priced ram was bought by a group of Hofmeyr-farmers that doesn't hesitate to pay for quality...
- Poll fetches top price
On the second Triton Poll Merino sale a ram from the Konsortium-Merino group once again fetched the highest price...
- Konsortium rams grow!
Feedback from veldram clubs confirm that Konsortium rams have the best average daily gain (ADG)...
- Marlow and Konsortium take hands
In 2007 Marlow Agricultural High School, situated on the outskirts of Cradock, will be presenting it's first Konsortium-Merino sale...
- More rams for our flock farmers
"We should not be afraid of no-bids and low prices. The flock farmer should be able to fill his bakkie with rams at the Konsortium sale"...
- Popular Tradition
A very popular Konsortium-Merino tradition, which buyers find very beneficial, has evolved over the past few sales...
- Show stopper!
Konsortium-Merino breeders perform well at veld shows in the Karoo...
- Sell most rams in SA
Konsortium-Merino annually sells the most rams on offical Merino sales in South Africa. A total of 1 279 rams were sold on the past ten production sales...
- On Everyone's Lips
The success of these breeders, has got everyone talking.......
- Where can you buy Konsortium-rams in 2006?
Konsortium-Merino not only sell rams on their two production sales, but on veldram sales countrywide...
- Gold rams are top sires
The Konsortium has 24 gold merit rams, fifteen of which qualify for the SA TOP 60 sires...
- SA champion attains gold
In 2005 the Konsortium-Merino ram, Windsor, SA Grand Champion at the 2004 National Show for Measured Production, added a gold merit award to his silver merit....