Wynand gives his predictions for the 2020 Dohne industry
DOHNE MERINO, AUCTIONS | Feb 19, 2020
What should you expect in the Dohne Merino industry in 2020?
Wynand says, “In the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak in China, world markets have certainly reacted nervously. But to date, the wool market has remained stable.”
There’s also good news on the weather front: The drought remains in place in many wool-producing areas, But Wynand says, “Reports of good rainfall this year in many of these areas could bring much relief, and would be excellent news for wool producers.”
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He says, “In South Africa, diseases such as Rift Valley Fever, bluetongue and foot-and-mouth disease must be taken seriously and the necessary precautions should be put in place to combat them.”
Dohne meat market:
“High rainfall in large meat-producing areas will facilitate a hike in the meat price. Many of these producers will first have to rebuild their herds following the long drought.
WYNAND’S INSIGHTS FOLLOW THE CONCLUSION OF HIS SUCCESSFUL JANUARY AUCTION.
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The 99 rams on offer were sold for an average price of R11 145. This was R2 055 lower than the January 2019 auction. But Wynand says, “The average for 2020 is still surprisingly high, given the drought experienced in our area in the past year.”
The highest selling rams were sold for:
The 420 young ewes were all sold at an average price of R1911.
He adds,” Our thanks to all our loyal clients, who attend our auctions year after year. And thank you also to all our new clients. We look forward to a wonderful relationship with you.”
Suidplaas Dohnes strives to achieve better weaning percentages, excellent quality fine wool and exceptional mutton opportunities. If we continue to follow these 3 principles, then the industry will continue to achieve above average prices, and clients will always enjoy good profits.