n Farmer’s Weekly - Communal farmer : striving for excellence : new farmer

Volume 2016, Issue 16026
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



"The Merino is the world champion in wool," says Goodman Ginyigazi (51). "I advise people to go straight for it." In 2004, Goodman farmed a small flock of 60 Dohne Merinos.Now, 12 years later, the former teacher has transformed his flock, and currently farms 261 pure Merinos, including 150 breeding ewes, as well as a small flock of crossbred goats. Goodman's dedication to wool production has paid off;he generates over R50 000/ year from his wool clip, and for five consecutive years (2009 to 2013) his flock received the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform's (ECDRDAR) award for the best Eastern Cape communal fine wool clip.

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