Grootfontein Research Trust held their Dohne Merino stud’s annual production sale on the 24th of February, 2017. The sale was marked by initial cancellation on account of a trade union dispute at this agricultural institution. After several representations to the head office of the Agricultural Department the sale could proceed and subsequently produced excellent results. A total of 138 Dohne Merino ewes were sold at the high average price of R2428! The 62 rams on offer, were thereafter sold at an average price of R10806. Nooitgedacht Farming Trust bought the highest priced ram at R47000. This excellent ram will obviously be used to great effect in the FEM Dohne Merino stud, situated in Burgersdorp.
Photo L/R : Danie Lombaard (BKB, Middelburg EC), Gert Jordaan (BKB, Cradock), Marius van Heerden (Seller, Grootfontein Research Trust), Andries Marx (Buyer, FEM Dohnes, Nooitgedacht Trust) and Gideon Hayward (Farm Manager, Nooitgedacht Trust, holding the ram)