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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...

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    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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    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.

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    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.

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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, it was the start of a success story which has already yielded a great deal of South Africa’s silver merit Merino rams, and several gold merit sires. Today Konsortium annually sells the most Merino rams on official sales in the country and boasts the SA record turnover for a Merino ram sale.

After the death of Lukie Erasmus in 2001 his son, Christo, came on board. In 2002 Phil van der Merwe, a legendary sheep and wool expert, retired after 42 years of service with wool broker BKB. He then joined the Konsortium as the fifth breeder.

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