Phoenix Merinos will hold two auctions annually – in February/March and August/September. Down the line they will also be putting a choice selection of ewes on their auctions.
Phoenix Merinos members collaborate in the following way: each member sends 30 – 40 ram lambs at weaning (approximately five months) to Minnaar’s farm where they run as a group and are performance tested. There are two intakes per year – in spring and in autumn. The rams are offered for sale just short of a year later, at 18 months.
Phoenix Merinos’ ram auctions will be hosted at Botanies Sport Klub, Graaff-Reinet.
Sir Richard on the national sale at Grootfontein, Middelburg, Eastern Cape, in 2012.
20 months old Wellwood Rams.