We have consistently focused on the quality of our ewes.
One of the members lambs in autumn (William Biggs); two lamb in spring (Robert Rubidge and Justin Kingwill); two lamb half of their flock in spring and half in autumn (Johann Minnaar and Dykie de Villiers).
“You sell a couple of rams on the sales but the breeding value is in the ewes.”
– Robert Rubidge
“It is going to be extremely interesting to see how Phoenix Merinos develops and how buyers respond to our stud rams, and also to our stud ewes as we would like to add this component to our sales in the near future,”
says Justin Kingwill of the 7500ha Blaauwater Farms in the Graaff-Reinet district, where he runs 550 Merino stud ewes and 1000 commercial Merino ewes.
“From the front to the back no matter where you open the wool it must all look the same,” says independent wool specialist and a member of the Merino Sheep and Wool Experts Association of SA, Garth Cloete.