Suidplaas’s reach went beyond the African shores in 2000, when we partnered with Mt Alma, near Victor Harbor in South Australia.
With Cameron McMaster, the Dohne Merino expert, as facilitator, we agreed to send 1500 embryos to Mt Alma over a period of 5 years.
The results were phenomenal.
This highlighted the hardy nature of the Suidplaas stud, and their ability to breed even in unsuitable conditions.
In 2006, Mt Alma, working with Suidplaas, decided to hold it first joint ram auction in Australia. This became an annual event, attended by Wynand, until the Covid pandemic impacted. Since the start of this auction, Mt Alma achieved the highest average price at on-property sales in Australia on 4 occasions. Annually they sell more than 500 rams.
And for 6 years in a row, have held the highest average ram price in Australia.