Andries and Frans Marx held the 35th annual FEM production sale on the 22nd February, 2023. A total of 88 excellent Dohne Merino rams were sold at the average price of R17085. Congratulations to the buyers of the two highest priced rams at R80 000, Cobus Church, Phillip Heyns, Zastron as well as Pierre and Deon Joubert, Aliwal North. The breeding values for SD200007 was: Weaning weight direct +0.901 kg; weaning weight maternal +0.816 kg; Number of lambs weaned -2.144 percent; clean weight +0.188 kg; fibre diameter -0.644 micron; general merit +12.99. the second ram SD200731, also R80 000 had breeding values of : weaning weight direct +0.669 kg; weaning maternal -0.423 kg; number of lambs weaned +0.589 percent; fibre diameter -0.123 micron; general merit -0.330.
Average prices for pregnant ewes varied between R2243 and R3077.