FC and Jandre Bester held Corsando Dohnes’ annual production sale on Friday, 06 August, 2021, on the farm Kruispad, in the Moorreesburg district. FC Bester (XP-Boerdery) sold 67 rams at the average price of R16,254 and Jandre Bester sold 27 equally excellent extensively adapted Dohne Merino rams at R12,960 on average. FC Bester’s top priced ram (XP200336) at R30,000, was sold to Mr AA Brand, Velddrift while Jandre Bester’s top priced ram (BB200306), was sold at R25,000 to Liebenberg and Vennote, Moorreesburg. Two rams breeding values are as follows:
R30,000 XP200336 Twin; Weaning direct 3.758 kg; Weaning maternal .819 kg; Number lambs weaned -3.081%; Clean fleece weight +0.022 kg; Fibre diameter -0.689 micron;
R25,000 BB200306 Twin; Weaning direct 3.742 kg; Weaning maternal 1.299 kg; Number lambs weaned 3.026%; Clean fleece weight 0.269 kg; Fibre diameter -0.205 micron.
BKB, Western Cape with Carl Malherbe as auctioneer, auctioned off the 94 Top Dohne Merino rams.