Cecil and Henk van der Merwe held their production sale on the farm Grootvlei just outside Barkley East on Wednesday, 27 January 2016. This farm sets an example regarding progressive development. A number of newly setup pivots greets the prospective ram buyer’s eye on arrival. Unfortunately dams ran dry at the time of the sale on account of drought. This stud’s wool needs special mention and it certainly contributed to the increase in the average sales price (R823) above that for 2015. The stud have to be congratulated on this outstanding performance despite extremely adverse farming conditions.
Hencil Dohnes, Barkly East: Top price 35000 (63 rams sold at an average price of 7770)
Photo L/R: Henk van der Merwe (seller), Peter Dormehl (buyer, Barkly East), Cecil van der Merwe (Jnr.), Cecil van der Merwe (Snr., seller) and Andrè van Zyl (Auctioneer, CMW).
Photo 2:Second highest priced ram at R34000 L/R: Henk van der Merwe (seller), Gawie van Zyl, Gideon van Zyl (buyers), Cecil van der Merwe (Snr.), Koos Louw (CMW, holding the ram) and Cecil van der Merwe jnr.