To avoid any misunderstanding the complete program around and including the national sale is repeated in both English and Afrikaans:
Om enige misverstand uit die weg te ruim word die volledige program rondom die 2019 Nasionale veiling hier herhaal:
The council meeting will start off at the Freestate Stadium, 15H00 hour, Monday afternoon, 18 Feb. Councillors are invited to, afterwards, and at own cost, informally have supper together, as in the past. Council meeting continue from 8H15 Tuesday morning, 19 Feb until 13H00 at the latest.
Raadsvergadering skop af by die Vrystaat Stadion, 15H00, Maandag middag, 18 Feb. Raadslede word uitgenooi om informeel daarna saam te eet op eie koste - soos elke jaar in die verlede. Die Raadsvergadering word voortgesit op Dinsdag-oggend 8H15, 19 Feb tot om 13H00 op die laatste.
SALES RAMS - must be penned and available for inspection at 14H00, Tuesday afternoon, 19 Feb. The four Inspectors delegated, two from BKB and two from OVK must be present at 14H00 at the sales pens.
VEILINGSRAMME - moet ingekraal en beskikbaar wees vir inspeksie om 14H00, Dinsdag middag, 19 Feb. Die vier aangewese inspekteurs, twee van BKB en twee van OVK, moet om 14H00 by die veilingskrale teenwoordig wees.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) - will take place at 18H00, Tuesday, 19 Feb, Sunshine Hall, Bloemfontein showgrounds. Please note that the minutes of the 2018 AGM together with the notice of the 2019 AGM, were, in January, e-mailed to all members as stipulated in the Constitution and bylaws. The Council report was for your information, also published on this Website. All members and interested persons are welcome to attend but only members may make proposals and vote.
ALGEMENE JAARVERGADERING (AJV) - sal om 18H00, Dinsdag, 19 Feb, Sunshine Saal, Bloemfontein Skougronde plaasvind. Let asseblief daarop dat die notule van die 2018 AJV asook die kennisgewing van die 2019 AJV, reeds in Januarie na alle lede per e-pos versend is. Dit is in gevolge van vereistes van die grondwet en regulasies. Die Raadsverslag is ook op die webwerf gepubliseer vir elke lid se kennisname. Alle lede en belangstellende persone is welkom om die AJV by te woon. Slegs lede mag egter voorstelle indien en stem.
SALES FUNCTION - The pre-sale function will take place after the AGM, 19H00, Tuesday, 19 Feb, Fleece hall, Bloemfontein Showgrounds (next to the sales complex). All members, their families, Inspectors, Sellers, Prospective Buyers, the press and persons invited are welcome. Please note that receivers of awards of the Society as well as all sponsors must attend this occasion.
VEILINGSFUNKSIE - sal direk na afloop van die AJV plaasvind om 19H00, Dinsdag, 19 Feb, Vagsaal, Bloemfontein skougronde (Langs die veilingskompleks). Alle lede, hulle families, inspekteurs, Verkopers, Voornemende kopers, die pers en uitgenooide persone is welkom. Let asseblief daarop dat ontvangers van toekennings van die Genootskap sowel as alle borge van die Genootskap, hierdie geleentheid moet bywoon.
NATIONAL SALE - takes place at 11H00 on Wednesday morning, 20 Feb 2019. Rams (68 entries) represent the cream of the breed and can already be viewed from 8H00.
NASIONALE VEILING - Vind plaas om 11H00 op Woensdag oggend, 20 Feb 2019. Die ramme (68 inskrywings), verteenwoordig die "ROOM" van die ras en kan reeds van 8H00 besigtig word.
This news - About the program of the entire Dohne Merino event taking place from 18 February 2019 and culminating in the National 2019 Dohne Merino sale at 11H00 on 20 February, 2019. All our Inspectors, Members, Clients, Sponsors and interested parties, must read to see where they fit into the program. For your convenience, and by means of exception, this announcement is made in both English and Afrikaans. Please read .......
Mr Cecil van der Merwe and Sons held a record Dohne Merino production sale at Barkly East on the 30th of January 2019. The sale was, for the first time held by Vleissentraal who very efficiently marketed and auctioneered the 80 rams on offer. The rams were sold at the record average price of R17 606 and the top ram was sold at R54 000 to Mrrs. Zeiss Jordaan and Boeta Wessels. The "normal distribution" of prices is a fair reflection of both the excellent visual quality and breeding values of the sales string.
Photo l/R: Chris Trosky and Mario Kruger (Vleissentraal, Port Elizabeth), Cecil van der Merwe (Seller), Xander Stötter (Farm Manager), Henro van der Merwe (seller), Zeiss Jordaan (Buyer, Sneeuberg Dohnes), Cecil van der Merwe Jnr. (Seller), Henri Naude (BKB, Barkly East); Front Andre van Zyl (Auctioneer, Vleissentraal) and Henk van der Merwe (Seller, holding the ram)
Quality commercial ewes were sold at prices varying between R2 900 for ewes certified pregnant with twins to R2 300 for ewes pregnant with single lambs. Eight months old ewe lambs were sold for prices between R1 500 and R 1 800.
Photo: Auctioneering of the ewes
Mr. Cecil van der Merwe and Sons held a record Dohne Merino production sale at Barkly East on the 30th of January 2019. The sale was, for the first time held by Vleissentraal who very efficiently .....
Mr Steyn Steenekamp, (Roosterhoek Dohnes) and Gawie van Zyl (GWG Dohnes) held their annual production sale on the first of February. The two studs also acquired one of the leading Dohne Merino studs - Olmar and also sold Olmar offspring for the first time on their sale. The total of 84 rams on offer were all sold for the excellent average price of R13048. The Highest price of R64 000 was paid for a GWG ram by Mr. M Scheepers from Fouriesburg. It is also notable that the second highest price of R60 000 was paid for an Olmar ram. Commercial ewes were sold at the
average price of R2 578 with a highest price of R2 875 for ewes pregnant with twin lambs.
Photo L/R: Standing Danie van Niekerk (BKB), Steyn Steenekamp (Seller, Roosterhoek Dohnes), Michael Scheepers (Buyer,Fouriesburg), Gert Jordaan (Auctioneer, BKB), Gawie van Zyl (Seller, GWG Dohnes), Koos Louw (OVK); Front Jan van der Walt (BKB) and Fuzile Tetha (holding the ram, Twee neefs Dohnes)
Mr Steyn Steenekamp, (Roosterhoek Dohnes) and Gawie van Zyl (GWG Dohnes) held their annual production sale on the first of February. The two studs also acquired one of the leading Dohne Merino studs - ......
Mr Wynand du Toit held his Suid Plaas Dohne Merino stud's first production sale of 2019 on the 30th January. The selling of all 90 superior Dohne Merino rams on offer, serves as proof of the quality of these rams. Suid Plaas Dohnes select animals on BLUP breeding values to genetically improve adaptability as assessed by reproduction and commercial production figures. It is no wonder, that woolled sheep breeders paid an average price of R13 200 for these rams of the National Top Dohne Merino Breeder in South Africa. The highest priced ram was sold at the price of R47000 to Coetzee and Jakkie Uys. Suid Plaas Dohne's next production sale will take place on 07 August 2019.
Photo L/R: Pierre Olckers (OVK), Coetzee and Jaco Uys (Buyers), Stephan van der Westhuizen (OVK), Jakkie Nel (Auctioneer) and Wynand du Toit (seller, holding the ram)
Mr Wynand du Toit held his Suid Plaas Dohne Merino stud's first production sale of 2019 on the 30th January. The selling of all 90 superior Dohne Merino rams on offer, serves as proof of the quality of these rams. Suid Plaas Dohnes select animals on .....
One of the most respected breeders in the registered Dohne Merino community passed away on Sunday, 20 January, 2019. Mr. Fanie Joubert, Riversdal, passed away after an illness that had him suffering for the past six months. Fanie Joubert together with his son Jan Hendrik Joubert operated the Drooge Rivier Dohne Merino stud for many years. This stud, in time, produced many top stud sires some of which were sold at the National Dohne Merino sale. The Dohne Merino breed Society and its members sympathize with Fanie Joubert's wife, His son, Jan Hendrik and his two daughters as well as his next of kin with their sad loss. The funeral will take place on the afternoon of 24 January at Riversdal.
One of the most respected breeders in the registered Dohne Merino community passed away after an illness that had him suffering for the past six months. Mnr Fanie Joubert together with his son Jan Hendrik Joubert .....
Amidst a heat wave Lowmar Dohnes held its annual production sale on the 22nd January 2019. Despite adverse farming conditions keen interest led to the selling of 62 top rams at an average price of R9088.00. Contrary to expectations based on perceived sentiment. Lowmar's average for 2019 is R388 per ram higher than last year! The highest priced ram was sold at R20,000 to Mr. Oosthuizen.
Photo L/R : Hugh Collett (Seller, Lowmar Dohnes), Philippie Marais (Seller, Lowmar Dohnes), Hardie van den Heever (OVK), Japie Marais (Seller, Lowmar Dohnes, holding ram). Kallie Oosthuizen (buyer ) were absent.
Amidst a heat wave Lowmar Dohnes held its annual production sale on the 22nd January 2019. Despite adverse farming conditions keen interest led to the selling of 62 top rams at an average price of ......