22 January 2021

The House of Fibre Ram Auction scores high high selling percentage

From Left: Andre Van Zyl (Auctioneer), Chris Curtain (House Of Fibre), Roelfie v.d Merwe (Seller)

The House of Fibre conducted its 2nd Ram Auction for the 2021 Season, and the prices were good, with the auction reaching a 100% sold rate. Although it was a fairly smaller auction than as per usual, there were excellent quality rams on offer.

The Angora Veldram Auction, which ran under the auspices of The House of Fibre, was held in Jansenville, on the 21st January 2021. The ram sale had a clean sheet of sold rams, with the front-runner of the day being a lot, bred by well-known ram breeder, Roelfie van der Merwe from Aberdeen, with the hammer falling on the last bid of R25 000.00, the ram being bought by Richard Herold from Graaf- Reinet.

The House of Fibre General Manger remarked on ‘the wonderful support of the local farmers, who came out in their numbers to ensure that the auction became a success.’

“It has been very trying times for the Angora industry, especially for the drought-stricken farmers, but even so, they never seize to show support to fellow breeders. I was humbled by the support of local farmers, who despite all our regulations due to COVID-19, came out in their numbers to support their fellow neighbours. We thank them for their support and thank every farmer 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.

There was also an exceptional selection of young stud ewes auctioned, and the most expensive kraal sold for R3 050 per ewe.