MEGA MERINO legacy started way back in 1887,
when a born stud master Andries du Toit
Pienaar was fascinated by a sheep called the
“Merino”, which had the ability to produce one
kilometre of fibre per hour.
originated in Spain, way back in 1600. It
belonged only to kings and is now the largest
sheep breed on earth!
exceptional stud master registered the MEGA
MERINOS stud in 1907 and started selecting
genetically superior animals from there on.
He realized it was
the greatest animal God created - and man developed!
He chose the world-renowned farm, Klipplaatsfontein
in the upper Karoo area of South Africa to
breed the animals.
area is one of the healthiest climates on earth, hot
summers and cold winters, with an average rainfall of
360 mm. Ideal for sheep organic free-range country, no
toxic substances, all natural.
"At the end of the day only results count"
"I don't work, I live my dream"
"I am committed to excellence"
"I am a full blood Merino man"
three sons, Willie, Jim, and Jan Pienaar, were
passionate about the Merino, and continued the good work
with great success, developing the breed to maximize its
potential. Continued presently by Andries du Toit
Pienaar and his son, Jacques Pienaar.
Records show that
from as early as the 1930’s up to the new millennium and
beyond, these sheepmen had the special touch,
outstripping their opponents in all sheep competitions