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Fast Facts

  • Visits to hundreds of satisfied buyers have confirmed the positive impact Konsortium-rams have on other flocks.

  • Hoggets shear 16.1 – 17.2 micron wool.

  • The average fibre diameter of the five Konsortium breeders' woolclips range between 18.5 and 19.5 micron.

  • Under normal veld conditions, slaughter-lambs are weaned at 30 - 40 kg. In good years they can weigh up to 50kg.

  • Konsortium’s breeding partnership takes the guesswork out of Merino breeding by doing specific, individual matings of more than 6 000 stud ewes annually. This guarantees a large selection of top rams available for the market.

  • Konsortium-Merino uses Mother Nature as chief classer and breeds a sheep which is adapted accordingly.

  • The largest Merino progeny test in South Africa was undertaken - more than 3 100 Merino ewes mated to 15 Konsortium rams.

  • They have already bettered the record turnover, for a Merino ram sale, eight times.

  • 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

  • Already 124 farmers, with more than 193 000 ewes, have joined the Konsortium family.

  • 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 22% of Merino SA’s ram sales.

  • At the first Konsortium-Merino sale, held in 2001, there were 78 rams on offer.Today they annually sell the most rams on official Merino auctions in South Africa - as much as 333 rams per auction and 891 rams per year.

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