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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...

  • 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...

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  • Think BIG

    2014-01-08

    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 23% of Merino SA's ram sales.

  • Faith like woolFaith like wool picture

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

  • Another SA record - 333 rams sold!

    2013-02-21

    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.

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John Luscombe

John Luscombe

Executive Director

Contact Number: 0794908246
Email: john@konsortium-merino.com

Director: Breeder [B Agric Econ]

John Luscombe comes from a livestock and irrigation farming background in the Karoo. He attended school at Diocesan College in Cape Town followed by an Agricultural Economics degree at Stellenbosch University. He took over the management of the family farming business from his widowed mother in 1976.

He married Lorette Naude of Geelbek Merino background. They were privileged to receive a portion of the original Geelbek stud which formed the start of Grove Merino stud. With the assistance, guidance and sheep expertise of Phil van der Merwe this stud became very influential in South Africa, breeding sheep adapted to produce under natural conditions. This stud formed the origin and core of what subsequently became Konsortium-Merino and its member studs. John and Lorette have travelled extensively looking at farming practices in Southern Africa as well as Australia, New Zealand, France and Israel. They also continually attend courses to refresh, update and stay abreast of new farming practices.

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