Farmer's Weekly (South Africa)

More records tumble at fourth mohair sale of the season



The highest price of R910/kg at the fourth sale of the 2021 mohair summer season was paid for a bale of 23-micron, super-style kids’ mohair from Boeta Grobler of Murraysbur­g.

In addition, a world record price of R821/kg for young goats’ mohair (offered as winter kids’ mohair) was notched up by Jonty Truter of Somerset East. This was for a good-style 24-micron bale.

Dawie du Plessis of Cradock also set a world record price for young goats’ mohair (offered as young goats’ mohair) at R768/kg for a super-style 28-micron bale, while Amantis Landgoed of Danabaai achieved a world record price for adult mohair (offered as winter young goats’ mohair) at R746/kg for a good-style 27-micron bale.

Threonnie van der Merwe of Murraysbur­g achieved the best total clip average ever when his total clip was sold for R620,51/kg.

A total of 173 039kg was on offer, of which 97% was sold. The offering consisted of good-quality mohair, according to Mohair South Africa.

Competitio­n among the buying houses was vigorous throughout the day, as the demand for mohair remained consistent­ly strong.

The average market indicator increased 3% from the previous sale to close at R406,93/kg, despite the stronger performanc­e of the rand at the time of the sale.

Compared with the previous sale, prices were as follows: kids’ mohair was up 3%; young goats’ mohair was up 1%; fine adults’ mohair was down

1%; and strong adults’ mohair was up 9%.

“The sale went well and, due to the large amount of mohair offered, the auction was held over two days,” said Etienne Bezuidenho­ut, OVK’s mohair manager.

OVK’s market indicators were R680,15/kg for kids’ and R422,89/kg for young goats’ mohair. The broker’s best price of R885,10/kg went to the Jay Oelofse Family Trust of Jansenvill­e for a bale of super-style summer kids’ mohair, which tested at 23,4 microns with a clean yield of 93,2%. The buyer was Stucken & Co.

Pierre van der Vyver, general manager at House of Fibre, described the outcome of the sale as “beyond expectatio­ns. There was a lot of concern about financing the two big sales of the season, but demand [again] surprised everybody in a good way. Most price records were broken again, except the summer kids’ and stronger adults’ records.” – Roelof Bezuidenho­ut

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