At today’s Cape sale there was strong competition, especially for RMS (Responsible Mohair Standard) clips. In local currency prices were as follows:

Kids 3/4% dearer.

YG 5% dearer.

Adult firm to dearer.

However, the SA Rand strengthened by 8% making US$ prices even dearer.

Next Cape Sale 24th November.


At today’s Cape sale there was strong demand for all types, limited global stocks and an upturn in demand for tops/yarn. (a lot of hand knit yarns selling due to people staying home during lockdown). Please also note the Basuto sale 28th September was also very firm with prices 10/15% higher.

Fine kids 4% dearer.

Kids/fine young goats 12% dearer.

Young goat/fine adult 15-20% dearer.

Adult 10% dearer.

The next sale will be 20th October.


At today’s Cape sale, the first of the winter season, there were 882 bales offered and 588 sold (67%). This reflects the stronger courser nature of the mohair offered, as well as the global effect of the Coronavirus pandemic and its effect on business.

Kid mohair was 2-3 % dearer.

Young goat was buyers’ favour.

Adult was firm/unchanged.

The next sale will be 8th September.


2nd June 2020

At today’s Cape Mohair Sale there were 681 bales (91 tons) offered with an excellent 84% clearance.

Kid mohair was 1% dearer.

Young Goat mohair was 4% easier.

Adult mohair was 3% easier.

The next sale will be MONDAY 15th June.


19th May 2020


The last actual sale was 17th March 2020, the 2 sales in April (7TH & 28th) were cancelled due to the global pandemic. A decision was taken to hold a sale today to keep money flowing to farmers. There were 598 bales offered and 567 bales sold = 95%. An excellent result in very trying circumstances. The European topmakers were largely absent.

Fine kids were firm.

Young goats were 6/8% easier.

Adult was 5% easier.

The next sale will be held 2nd June when 95 Tons will be offered.


Today’s Cape Mohair sale there was a good clearance of 90pct sold despite current changing situation around the world.  In local currency terms we quote as follows:

3/4% easier on Kids 23/28mic

Unchanged from previous auction levels on Strong Kids/Fine Y. Goats 29/32mic

3% easier on Fine Adult 33/5mic

Unchanged on Stronger Adult 36+ microns.

There is now a 4 week break before our next sale on the 7th April.


There was very good completion for kid and young goat qualities at today’s sale.

The adult mohair was less in demand but all sold at higher levels.

We quote the market in local currency as:

Fine kids 5/6% dearer

Stronger kids/Young goats 4% dearer.

Adult 3% dearer

Next sale will be held in 2 weeks’ time


Today’s sale was for late receipts of mohair from last season resulting in a slightly reduced offering.

The market is quoted below in local currency but with the weakening rand rate prices are relatively unchanged from the last sale of the season held in December.

5% dearer on Kids
4/6% dearer on Y. Goat Types
2/3% dearer on Adult/Fine Adult Types

The next auction will be held on 3rd March with a more usual selection of hair from new season clip.


At the last cape mohair sale of this season, there was good all-round competition for the limited quantity on offer.

We quote the market in comparison with the last sale:

Kid types 1% dearer on all qualities

Young goats 1-2% easier

Adult/Fine adult firm unchanged

There will be no mohair offered for sale now until mid-February 2020.


At today’s cape mohair sale all qualities offered attracted good interest from buyers.

We quote the market compared with last auction.

Find kids firm unchanged

Strong kids/fine young goats buyers favour

Strong young goats 2% dearer

Adult types fully firm

The last auction of this season will be held on 4.12.19 with a reduced offering comprising of the usual end of season hair