15 January 2021

The House of Fibre Kicks off the Year on a high note       

From Left: Jakkie Nel (Auctioneer), Cassie Carstens (House Of Fibre), Jordi v Hasselt (Seller), Kowie Olivier (Buyer), Johan Botes (House of Fibre)

The House of Fibre has started its 2021 Ram Sales Auction season on a high note, reaching a 100% sold rate for the first auction of the year.

The Van Hasselt & Guest Sellers Veldram Auction, which ran under the auspices of The House of Fibre, was held in Willowmore, on the 14th January 2021. The ram sale had a clean sheet of sold rams, with the front-runner of the day being a lot from Van Hasselt Farming in Prince Albert, bred by mother-and-son team Gay and Jordi Van Hasselt.the hammer fell on the last bid of R28000, the ram being bought by Kowie Olivier from Bonnievale Farms in Fraserburg.

“Reaching such exceptional prices on early in the year gives us hope that the industry will do well this year, despite the dark cloud of Coivd-19 that hangs over the world. It is very motivating to see so much participation and support from other producers, and their eagerness to improve their flocks and buying rams. The House of Fibre team congratulates all those who participated in the auction,” said Pierre Van der Vyver, General Manager of the House of Fibre.

The auction, presented by The House of Fibre, also achieved very good average prices:
Stud rams: R19000
Selected flock rams: R14000
Flock rams: R7900

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