The market for commercial and stud auctions for sheep in the Northern Cape, recovered slightly after the drought earlier this year. Dawid Nel, auctioneer at KLK Agriculture in the Northern Cape, says Meatmaster sheep are doing very well at auctions. There is a growing market for these animals, because more farmers are becoming interested in the breed.
According to Dawid, the Dorper market is under some pressure at local auctions. One of the greatest challenges of the auction season will be to have enough livestock available, as such a large number of animals had to be slaughtered due to the drought.
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