World record price for SA mohair

The world record price for mohair was surpassed this week by a staggering R37/kg, resulting in the record price of R896/kg.

World record price for SA mohair
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This price was realised at the final sale of the 2017 mohair auction season in South Africa, according to a statement by agribusiness OVK.

Gay van Hasselt and her son Jordi from Prince Albert, who produced the world-class clip, walked away with the annual trophy sponsored by the international Ermenegildo Zegna fashion house for the best mohair clips.

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The Van Hasselts are well known as breeders of top-class Angora goats their clip is highly sought-after world wide. The Japanese fashion-house of Miyuki, for instance, is one of the Van Hasselt customers.

This year’s champion mohair bale was purchased by Stucken and Company.

The company indicated that the clip was earmarked for a “special project”, according to Pierre van der Vyfer, OVK Manager: Mohair.

“This year’s competition was particularly stiff and all the bales entered were of outstanding quality. The entries were judged in detail and literally every string of mohair is evaluated and inspected,” said Van der Vyfer.

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Annelie Coleman represents Farmer’s Weekly in the Free State, North West and Northern Cape. Agriculture is in her blood. She grew up on a maize farm in the Wesselsbron district where her brother is still continuing with the family business. Annelie is passionate about the area she works in and calls it ‘God’s own country’. She’s particularly interested in beef cattle farming, especially with the indigenous African breeds. She’s an avid reader and owns a comprehensive collection of Africana covering hunting in colonial Africa, missionary history of same period, as well as Rhodesian literature.