Farmer's Weekly (South Africa)
More records tumble at fourth mohair sale of the season
‘THE OUTCOME OF THE SALE WAS BEYOND EXPECTATION; DEMAND SURPRISED EVERYBODY IN A GOOD WAY’
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