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Monthly report on livestock disease trends as informally reported by Veterinarians in South Africa.  Read the introduction and summary of diseases and other conditions as recorded during March 2014.  Refer to provincial maps indicating the occurrence of diseases and conditions.

Die NWKV Wes-Kaap het gedurende Februarie 2014 die eerste van sy streeksvergaderings in die wintersaaigebiede van Bredasdorp, Heidelberg, Moorreesburg en Philadelphia gehou. Dit is goed bygewoon en verskeie pryse is toegeken.

Dr. Willem Hoffmann van Stellenbosch Universiteit se afdeling Landbou-ekonomie het op Bredasdorp en Heidelberg die belangrikheid van ‘n veevertakking beklemtoon om stabiliteit aan ‘n Wes-Kaap plaas te bied.

Cobus Oosthuizen van Lifexchange was die spreker op Moorreesburg en Philadelphia. Die beste bywoning was op Moorreesburg waar 52 mense die dag bygewoon het.

Die Wes-Kaapse bestuur het die grondwet verander sodat daar in plaas van ’n algemene jaarvergadering eerder vyf of ses streeksvergaderings in die verskillende streke gehou word ten einde soveel moontlik wolboere te bereik en dit terselfdertyd vir die boere makliker te maak om vergaderings by te woon.

Die streeksvergaderings in die Wes-Kaap se Karoogebiede vind plaas op 15 April by Prins Alfredweg-stasie en 16 April in die Nelspoort-omgewing.

Toekennings vir die NWKV se bes geklasseerde ekonomiese skeersels vir die Wes-Kaap vir verlede seisoen is op die vergaderings op Bredasdorp en Heidelberg uitgereik. Mutual & Federal, Old Mutual en Nedbank borg die kompetisie.

Cape Wools SA is currently conducting a survey which includes all registered commercial wool sheep farmers.  The is a gap analysis survey and aims to provide an opportunity for farmers to tell what advice and courses they find most beneficial and to assist on improving the current advisory service, rendered by the NWGA.  Questions relating to what breed of sheep farmers farm with; are farmers aware of the Wool Production Advisory Services; what services including Economic Study Groups, Predation management courses, Stock management advice etc, are used by farmers; needs analysis to understand what is the current and future needs for advice, training and support as well as other questions relating to their farming enterprise, will be handled confidentially and anonymously.

The questionnaire was sent to all commercial farmers on 2 April 2014 by Lifestone Consumer Info and the month of April 2014 has been set aside to receive and analyse the data.  Five (5) farmers will stand in line to win R1 000 cash once they have successfully completed the questionnaire.

The NWGA encourages wool farmers to take part in the survey to ultimately improve the service and to assist in supporting wool farmers more effectively.

 

 

The annual National Congress will be held on 28 & 29 May 2014.  This prestigious event will be held at the Pine Lodge Resort and Conference Centre in Port Elizabeth.


Opening Speaker - Herman Mashaba
One of South Africa’s most celebrated entrepreneurs, Herman Mashaba started his iconic Black Like Me   hair care range in 1985.  It was the first black-owned hair care company in the country. It started in GaRankuwa township in Pretoria with three partners and a R30 000 loan.  Mashaba is a nonexecutive director of Black Like Me and executive chairperson of Lephatsi Investments, a broad-based BEE company with investments in financial services, mining, transport and logistics, and construction.  He holds several other directorships, including chairperson of the Free Market Foundation.

Some of his achievements includes a Honorary Award by UNISA: Outstanding Entrepreneur and Leader in the Business Environment, which he received in 2005 and the most recent award in 2012 was the Ernst & Young Lifetime Achievement Award.

 
Guest Speaker

Prof. Mohammed Karaan is a Member for the National Planning Committee and is currently the Dean of the Faculty of AgriSciences  at the University of Stellenbosch. His areas of specialisation include agribusiness management, supply chain management, food marketing, informal markets, rural development, small scale agriculture, urban agriculture, aquaculture, and strategic management.
 
 


 
 
 
Guest Speaker
Piet Croucamp teaches politics at the University of Johannesburg. He specializes in research methods and the quatification of political and economic risk. His research has been published in various national and internationally accredited journals.
 
 
 
 
 

Attendees: Only for invited Guests and nominated Delegates (which includes National Executive Members and Provincial Delegates)

  • National Executive Members and Provincial Delegates must click here to register online before Friday, 11 April 2014.  Please select the province you represent.

Eastern Cape Registration

Western Cape Registration

Northern Cape Registration

Free State Registration

KwaZulu Natal Registration

Mpumalanga Registration

  • Invited Guests must click here to register online before Friday, 25 April 2014.

Guest Registration

 

 

 

Brigadier Vinesh Singh, Head of the Stock Theft Unit in Pretoria made a presentation to the National Stock Theft Prevention Forum held in March 2014 illustrating statics of stock theft and the targets and outcomes relating to detection rates, cases to court, trial ready cases and conviction rates within the provinces as well as on a national basis.  The green block indicates that actions relating to stock theft cases are above the acceptable averages and the red block indicates below the average.  See slides of full presentation.

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NWGA National Congress
28 & 29 May 2014, Port Elizabeth

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