2012 official Angora veld ram sales
15:00 (GMT+2), Fri, 02 March 2012
Pierre van der Vyver
Highest(ram): R55 000
The most expensive ram that sold for R55 000 with (from left) Sean Hobson (buyer), Gary Hobson (seller), André van Zyl (CMW auctioneer) and Andries Coetsee (CMW).
Photo: Courtesy of CMW Elite
The 2012 series of official Angora veld ram sales have just been completed. The preference of the type of ram that the leading South African flock- and stud breeders want was clearly indicated.
Their choice is a veld adapted ram with a well developed conformation and a high quality fleece (although fineness did not play such a major role as in the past).
Of the 241 rams offered for sale, 95% were sold at an average price of R5 163/ram, with a turnover well in excess of R1 million.
For the first time since 2002, the magic barrier of R50 000 for a ram was broken at the Graaff-Reinet Sale, when a ram from Ray and Gary Hobson of Baroe, Klipplaat sold for R55 000 to Sean and AB Hobson of Matrysford, Jansenville.
At the Jansenville sale, Sean and AB Hobson sold the second highest priced ram to Gary Hobson for R27 000. The sales were conducted by CMW Elite Auctioneers.
Issue date: 2 March 2012
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