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The war for the buyer/processors to get enough high quality mohair rages on! On this week’s national mohair sale in Port Elizabeth the competition was fierce between the different buying houses, all of whom were aiming to obtain enough mohair to supply to their clients, both nationally and internationally. It is well known that the best mohair in the world is produced locally within South Africa, and particular, within the Eastern Cape. According to Pierre van der Vyver, Manager at Cape Mohair & Wool (CMW), the fashion houses of the world are queuing up at the local processors to fulfil the need for the fashion demand. Mohair is a natural, soft, luxurious fibre that blends well with other fibres to enhance the quality of the material in colour and in texture and to naturally contribute towards the creation of a shrink- and crinkle free textile without to utilize dangerous chemicals. Just to mention some of the reasons why mohair is so in demand.
New world price records were established on the CMW auction, including the highest ever price paid per kilogram for an individual bale. Two bales of kid mohair that qualified for the international Ermenegildo Zegna Competition both fetched a price of R651.00/kg! They were bought for processors in Italy. The bales were produced by Blair Henderson of Steytlerville and Neil Colborne from Willowmore. Both farmers are previous finalists in the Zegna Competion. Neil Colborne also broke the world record price for young goats at R382.50/kg. Van Hasselt Farming (Gay & Jordie) from Prince Albert set a new world record price for adults at R300.80/kg at the same auction.
Boksfontein Boerdery (Philippie Retief) of Murrays-burg also sets a record when his EGT tested clip (total clip) sold for an astonishing average of R291.55/kg! The CMW average indicator of R180.58/kg is also at the highest level ever for any broker.

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Wat kan jy doen met ‘n ton sout ? Dit is wat Swartkops Seesout (Edms Bpk) vir die NG Kerk Adelaide se Transkei Uitreik geskenk het. Daarmee saam het hulle ook 100 hardeblad Xhosa Bybels en 80 Xhosa Kinderbybels (wat geskryf is deur Biskop Tutu) geskenk met die doel om dit in die Transkei uit te deel. Die NG Kerk Adelaide het jaarliks gedurende Junie en Julie vakansie ‘n uitreik na die Transkei. Hulle werk veral in Lusikisiki en Bambisane. Die sout word verkoop as fondsinsameling om te help dek aan die uitgawes van die Uitreik. Die Sinode van Oos Kaapland en die plaaslike NG Kerk gemeentes op Adelaide en Fort – Beaufort is van die primêre bronne vir die uitreik. Izak Kleyn, ouderling vir Getuienisaksie is die organiseerder van die jaarlikse uitreik. Daar word hard gewerk om al die planne in plek te kry vir die volgende uitreik. Die Here Jesus het ons mos geleer om sout vir die aarde te wees.

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