29 January 2021

The House of Fibre January Ram Sales leave the industry with positive outlook

From Left: Chris Curtain (The House of Fibre), Andre Van Zyl (Auctioneer), Andries Coetsee (Buyer), Jannie Lategan (Seller), Roche Jongkind (The House of Fibre)

The House of Fibre conducted its Last Ram Auction for the 2020/21 ram selling season, which proved to be a great success. Athough it was a smaller auction than as per usual, there were excellent quality rams on offer, and the prices proved just how much quality was on offer and with a 98% clearance.

The Angora Veldram Auction, which ran under the auspices of The House of Fibre, was held in Graaff-Reinet, on the 28th January 2021. The ram sale achieved exceptional prices, with the front-runner of the day being a lot, bred by a well-known ram breeder, Jannie Lategan from Aberdeen, with the hammer falling on the last bid of R61 000.00, the ram being bought by Angela Research Project from Steytlerville.

“In a time where the are many challenges being faced by the Angora and Fibre industry, especially by the drought-stricken farmers, it’s amazing to see how they never seize to show support to fellow breeders. It was exciting to see the competition between the different farmers, as each farmer sought to get only the best for their stock. Despite all our regulations due to COVID-19, it was heartwarming to see so many farmers determined to get their pick from the range of high-quality rams on offer. As The House of Fibre, we would like to thank every farmer, and stakeholders, who was part of our auction. Lastly, we congratulate every farmer who was able to buy and/or sell their stock,’ said Pierre Van der Vyver, General Manager: The House of Fibre.

The auction, presented by The House of Fibre, also achieved very good average prices:

Stud rams: R34 000.00

Selected flock rams: R13 600.00

Flock rams: R6 300.00