Suidplaas Dohnes, Protem, Southern Cape became famous for staging one of the biggest small stock production sales in South Africa. What is not always recognized, is that Wynand du Toit also sell large numbers of ewes on his production sale. This year, on account of adverse conditions experienced, only 544 Dohne Merino ewes were sold at an average price of R1500-00 per ewe. The 177 rams were sold at an average price of R8963. The highest price of R50000-00 for a ram was paid by Mr. At Liebenberg from Kroonstad. It remains an amazing achievement to maintain such a high standard regarding the rearing, evaluation, preparing and marketing of such a large number of young rams.
Picture L/R: Chris Troskie (CMW), At Liebenberg (Buyer, Kroonstad), Frans Hugo (CMW) and Wynand du Toit (Holding the ram)