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...
"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." - John Luscombe, Konsortium-Merino breeder.
Konsortium-Merino's larger offering of sale rams is due to the demands made by flock farmers for more rams at affordable prices. While the demand is there, the Konsortium-breeders will strive to supply enough rams - without compromising quality.
Since the first sale in February 2001, Konsortium-Merino have already sold 1 279 rams on their ten production sales. The biggest offering was the 163 rams on sale in February 2006.