Thursday
Jun212018

The future of sheep farming - INTENSIVE PRECISION FARMING!!

As we have continouously seen and read, the move to more intensive sheep farming is a definate.

The question is quite simple - Why would you want to buy thousands of hectare farm if one can farm with the same number of sheep under roof on a smaller cheaper piece of ground.

Obviously this is not as simple as it sounds, but it is the road to the end, where management, weaning percentages and off take prices are of real importance. The dwindling numbers in the sheep population will ensure a higher off take price and better weaning percentages will be ensured by intensive care.

The government has also indicated that this could be the answer to assisting black farmers in owning farm units on small areas of ground on which they can efficiently farm - as long as the management is controlled and there are off take agreements.There are big movements already in place for this to happen.

PANAF, FOODS AND PHARMA [PTY] LTD - [www.panaf.co.za] have started a division with DENVOR STUD whereby intensive units will be started, with all the necessary technical knowledge required. 

A business plan has been formulated, and should there be any interested parties, please to contact us.

This entails the financial/capital and cash flow requirements to put up anything from 250 ewe unit and more. This also includes building specs, feed specs, mentorship, purchases and offtake agreements.

Enclosed are pictures of what the buildings could look like.  

 

 

 

Wednesday
Jun202018

n UNIEKE VEILING - FRANKFORT - 2 KRONE -  27-07-2018

This sale will be unique in the sense that only young ewes will be sold. Some of them are mated, but generally speaking this would be a NO MISS  sale for anyone wanting to start a herd, from 2 established studs, and who have excelled at previous shows.

100-120 young ewes will be on sale and 20-30 rams.

Wednesday
Jun202018

MOLOPO VEILING - VRYBURG 02-06-2018

  

 

THE MOLOPO SALE was another success where the average price for rams was just under R11 000 and the ewes average was around R5500. The highest price for a ram was R23000 for DTC 5085 who also was the Reserve Grand Champion ram at the Ottosdal show earlier in the year. The highest price ewe was GE 17003 a full DTC genetic ewe, where the sire DTC 2028 again features.

It is interesting to note that DTC 5085 sire was DTC 9201, and his full brother DTC 9202 were both previously sold for R20000 each, and his dam DTC 2227, a thick set, deep ewe and her dam DTC 1052 have previously bred stud rams of quality, STILL IN THE HERD. These 2 ewes have just lambed twin ewe lambs.

the ram DTC 150391 did well for WILLIE, where some of the progeny really did well.

Well done to Willie Oosthuizen on the truly brilliant effort of erecting a good venue for the sale on his farm at Boereplaas. Daar gaan ons nog lekker kuier!!!

  

 

DTC 2227 - 5085 DAM 

 DTC 1052 - 2227 DAM

 

DTC 6015 - WENT FOR R10000

 ROS 5019 - NOT ON THE SALE - BUT AN EXAMPLE OF THE SHEEP DTC 5391 BRED FOR ROSS - WILLIE OOSTHUIZEN