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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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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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