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Grootfontein research trust – Production sale 2023

Grootfontein agricultural research trust held their 16th production sale on the 17th of February on the premises of the agricultural college.  A total of 43 rams were sold for the average price of R9709.   The average price for pregnant ewes was R2410.  Congratulations to Mr. Piet Barnhoorn from Middelburg who bought the top priced ram at R30 000. This ram GF201347 had breeding values of: weaning weight direct +2.470kg; weaning weight maternal +0.907 kg;  number of lambs weaned +4.336 percent; clean fleece weight +0.459 kg; fibre diameter +0.365 micron; general merit +16.36