Welcome to Konsortium-Merino
The Konsortium team welcomes you to their world: the vast, open plains of the Karoo, where they breed top Merino sheep with great pride and dedication. This barren area of South Africa is known for its droughts and extreme temperatures. The summers can be upward of 40°C and the winter temperatures often plummet well below freezing point. It is in these harsh conditions that Konsortium-Merino comes into its own.
This Merino has the ability to make a profitable income under extensive conditions. Throughout South Africa, many farmers are achieving success with the Konsortium-Merino and they keep coming back for more - time and again. As your area and its nutrition plane improve, so too the productivity of the Konsortium-Merino, without the micron blowing.
Come and share today in the vision of the Konsortium team. Experience their enthusiasm and passion. Walk the road along which their Merino dreams are realised.
"Only as high as I reach can I grow…Only as far as I seek can I go…Only as deep as I look can I see…Only as much as I dream can I be". Anon
- The Merino
The Konsortium-Merino breeders are fine-tuning the ideal dual-purpose Merino – a sheep with a large carcass and medium to fine wool of quality. It is fertile and able to adapt countrywide. Their farming statistics, content clients and a countrywide demand for their plain-bodied Merinos confirm that they are on the right track.
- The Breeders
Konsortium-Merino evolved in 1996 from a unique partnership between four Merino breeders from Victoria West. An idea, spontaneously kindled around a braai fire, has since sparked one of the Merino industry’s greatest genetic successes. When Gawie van Heerden of Dombietersfontein-Merino’s, John Luscombe of Grove-Merino’s, Vetties Esterhuizen of Victoria-Merino’s, and Lukie Erasmus from Brandewynskuil agreed to pool their top stud rams, ...
- Fast Facts
• Konsortium-Merino uses Mother Nature as chief classer and breeds a sheep which is adapted accordingly.
• Konsortium-Merino is the first Merino stud in South Africa to appoint its own client advisors, in doing so, to add value to their clients’ businesses
• At the first Konsortium-Merino sale, held in 2001, there were 78 rams on ...