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Dohne Merino 2022 national sale

The annual National Dohne Merino sale took place at the Bloemfontein showgrounds on 16 February 2022.  Although less rams than expected were entered for this single most prestigious Dohne Merino sale, the total of 27 top rams were sold at the average price of R44 000.  Congratulations to Pleasant View Dohnes which was awarded as region 6’s top breeder and also sold the top priced ram at R160 000.   A total of four buyers – Mrrs. Proline Farming, Olea Dohnes, Roosterhoek Dohnes and Twee Neefs bought this excellent ram.  The ram, CR200025, born as one of a twin, had breeding values of: weaning direct 2.749 kg; weaning maternal 0.385 kg; number lambs weaned 8.839 percent; clean fleece weight 0.178 kg; fibre diameter -0.221 micron

The result of the national sale per breeder is as follows:

Breeder                                                                          Number rams                average Price        Top price


1  Twee Neefs, Burgerdorp                                              3                                         62667                      110000

2  CCM Farms, Swartberg, KZN                                      4                                         57250                       160000

3  White Wools Dohnes, Molteno                                   4                                         44000                         60000

4  University Stellenbosch                                                3                                          44000                        80000

5  Lowmar Dohnes                                                               2                                           52500                       75000

6  FEM Dohnes, Burgersdorp                                           2                                           50000                        65000

7  Weska Dohnes, Bredasdorp                                        5                                           32800                        70000

8 Nello Dohnes, Brandfort                                                3                                           28000                         60000

9 Mullersvlei Dohnes                                                           1                                           10000                         10000

Total                                                                                           27                                          44000                        16000

All nine breeders that offered rams for sale on this year’s national sale can be congratulated on the overall excellence of their rams.   Not only were these rams genetically superior, but visually  also represented the very best available in the breed!