The NWGA strive to stabilise and / or improve the cost efficiency of woolled sheep farming systems in the non-communal sector by implementing appropriate (new and improved) production technology systems.
The NWGA strive to improve both the quality and quantity of wool produced in the communal woolled sheep farming areas of South Africa.
Shearer Training sector
NWGA manages a national shearer training programme for the provision of a pool of trained shearers from which growers, shearing contractors and brokers can course labour for an effective and professional wool harvesting process
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COMMUNAL WOOL FARMERS SEEK STRATEGY FOR RADICAL TRANSFORMATION
Wittebergen shearing shed in the Herschel, Sterkspruit district will play host to the 5th Eastern Cape Communal Woolgrowers Association Congress (ECCWGA) to be held on 25 August 2016. This shearing shed holds the award for overall winner for outstanding achievement in developing their sheep project for increased wool income for 2007, 2011 and 2015.
The theme for the congress “Developing an effective strategy to contribute to the radical transformation of rural economies through wool production” will lay the basis for the discussion of resolutions on topics relating to Land tenure, infrastructure and animal health.
Congress will request for the construction of more dams, scooping of existing dams and access to roads. They will further request for fencing of grazing and arable lands for easier veld management. Under the issue of Animal Health, delegates will be asking for a more effective livestock record keeping system in order to curb stock theft as well as easier control of animal diseases monitored by the veterinary directorate. They will further seek the plans of the EC Dept. Livestock development on the control of zoonotic, contagious diseases in the province.
For more information, contact Me Olivia Sigidi, Deputy Secretary: ECCWGA – 083 244 6405
Ngomhla we 13 ku April 2016, kwi lali yase Mbhobheleni kwisithili sase Libode, ku masipala wase Nyandeni, ophantsi komasipala o mbaxa we O.R Tambo, amafama asuka mbambo zone zika region 20 ebedibene ukuzakufunda banzi ngendlela esilungekileyo yokufuya, noku nonophela iigusha zoboya, kwakunye ne marike yoboya gabalala.
Le mfundiso yenzeka emveni kokuba u Mr. Luyanda Mpoposhe oyi Production Advisor yakwa NWGA ebezise iinkunzi zohlobo ze (Dohne Merino) eziyi 175, ku mafama ase Libode ngezolo (12 April 2016) phantsi kwenye yeenqubo zika NWGA yotshintsho lweenkunzi (Ram exchange programme)
Lona ibingumhla obuzole nasebukhweni bezinja, amafama Ase Libode ephume wonke ephelele, intente izele iphuphuma, kuba lomhla ubuzinyaswe nangamanye amafama aphuma kwezinye izithili zika Region 20.
The National Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has been requested to urgently investigate the manufacture, supply and distribution of vaccines by Onderstepoort Biological Products (OBP). The National Animal Health Forum (NAHF) who represents a number of industries in the agriculture / animal health / production sector and who is in direct liaison with the Dept. of Animal Health under DAFF, directed an urgent letter to Mr. Senzeni Zokwana on the current situation of availability of vaccines at OBP. Vaccine unavailability is preventing DAFF from effectively implementing control of controlled animal diseases in SA. They suggested that if OBP is unable to deliver vaccines to the broader livestock industry, the sourcing of vaccines from outside the borders of the Republic of South Africa should be investigated. A request for a meeting with the Ministers’ office, the NAHF and OBP with a simultaneous site inspection at OBP has been directed to the Minister for consideration. Read here.
The National Woolgrowers held their annual conference on 1 & 2 June 2016 in Port Elizabeth. A varied line up of guest speakers including Prof. Nick Vink, Agricultural Economist at the University of Stellenbosch, the interesting and colourful Cobus Oosthuizen, Director, Facilitator, Trainer, Researcher and Motivation speakers as well as a new and younger generation of farmers Nelius van der Westhuizen (Voermol Sheep Farmer of the Year), Richard Morgan (2012 Young Farmer of the Year) and Cobus Uys (West Cape NWGA Executive member) all took to the stage in discussing the theme "Reformation with a Twist". National Chairman Guillau du Toit delivered his Chairman's report for the period July 2015 - June 2016.
The programme was divided into the following sessions: