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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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: