Robbie Blaine and his family held the Wauldby Dohne stud’s annual production sale on Wednesday 8 March 2023. This occasion was very special to the Blaines who also celebrated their family’s 75th year of breeding Dohne Merinos. A total of 48 very hardy Dohne Merino rams were sold at the average price of R 8 750. Congratulations to the van Niekerk family from Burgersdorp who bought B200009 at the highest price of the day at R30 000. This twin born ram had breeding values of: Weaning weight direct +1.632 kg; weaning weight maternal +0.107 kg; number of lambs weaned +0.543 percent; clean fleece weight -0.094kg; fibre diameter +0.333 micron; general merit -0.41.
Open young ewes (147 in total) were sold at the average price of R1 727.