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Pig Producers Association (PPA)  information day

The PPA holds a member meeting and an information day today at the NAU board room, Windhoek at 07:30.The day promises to be very informative with top speakers from South Africa.  The theme is “Barriers to enter the pig industry”.  Speakers are Dr Pieter Vervoort from CS Vet in RSA and Stefan Vermaak from Topigs Norsving in the RSA.  Presentations will be given on: 1) Important links in the value chain of pork production, 2) Expected capital expenditure when developing a pig farm, 3) Can one make money out of growing pigs? Sponsors of this day are Topigs Norsving RSA, 4Mix International, Agra and Feedmaster. Everybody is welcome!  Please register with Rina Hough, Tel 061 237838, joc@agrinamibia.com.na.

AEA Congress

The Agricultural Employers Association (AEA) congress will be held on Tuesday, June 16 at 07:30 at the Arebbush Travel Lodge, Windhoek. The theme is “Practical Farm Labour” and the keynote speaker is Derek Wright, president of the NAU. Adv Pieter de Beer will talk about labour disputes and Ms Manyo Smith of the Organic Association will give some hints n how to live healthy by planting your own fruit and vegetables on the farm. Another highlight will be the release of the user manual about Health and Safety on the farms which was compiled by the AEA. For more information contact Danie van Vuuren, Principle Officer of the AEA, Tel 061 237838, lwv-aea@agrinamibia.com.na.

FA and other news

Summerdown FA is holding a member meeting on June 9 at 14:00 at the FA hall. Guest speaker is Roelie Venter who will talk about profitability of beef production. Further details from Rienie du Plessis, Tel 062 561621, 081 2852169, rente@iway.na.

Kalkfeld FA is hosting an Agri Mega Day (mechanism in agriculture) on June 10 at 07:30 at Farm Klein Otjikango Ost, on the Kalkfeld/Outjo road M63. There are speakers from Barloworld Agriculture and Rovic & Leers and agricultural machinery is exhibited. From 13:30 – 16:30 practical demonstrations of Mega machines and equipment is offered. The costs are N$150 per person which includes lunch. Please register by May 29 with Karin Greeff, Tel 067 307888, kalkfeld@hotmail.com.

The Limousin Breeders Association of Namibia is offering a judging course on 11 & 12 June at Farm Ombuerendende of Sigi Baas. The course is offered by Willie Grobler and the costs are N$750 per person. For further details contact Ellie Lottering, Tel 081 2116611, franseli@iway.na.

Karibib FA is holding a member meeting on June 13 at 16:00 at Farm Kaltenhausen. Further details from Doris Gladis, Tel 061 237400, doris@hemconamibia.com.

Witvlei FA is holding a member meeting on June 17 at 14:00 at the Witvlei farmer house. Further details from Johannie Brenkman, Tel 062 561440, 0811224178, brenkmanjohannie@gmail.com

Osire-Waterberg FA is holding a meeting on June 18 at 08:30 at Farm Hebron of Fam Wölbling. A women’s programme is also offered and the day is concluded with a Meatco Braai. Further details from Anka Visher, Tel 067 306208, 081 2577229, hpvisher@iway.na.

The Grootfontein “kuier” festifval will be held on June 27 at the show grounds. A camping food competition will be hosted by Dawid Krause and Sanet Prinsloo. The theme is “Along the river”. Children from 8 – 13 years will make an omelette, from 14 – 19 years will make Hamburgers and the adults will make mutton ribs with side-dishes. Sanet will give a demonstration on how to prepare Rump Steaks and ribs. The following artists will perform: Snotkop, Die Broers, Andriette, Jennifer Zamudeo and Stefan Visagie and the Tsumeb residents will offer Voortrekker and “boere” sport. Further details can be obtained from Nr 081 1270830 or visit the following website: www.kuierfees.com.

The Simmentaler/Simbra Association is offering an advanced Simmentaler and Simbra course in Windhoek from June 30 to July 2. The course is offered by Adrian Odendaal, Jaco Mare, Diethelm Metzger and Stephan Voigts and costs N$800 per person. Participants must have passed the Simmentaler or Simbra beginner course in order to take part. On the first day modern breeding practices will be discussed, on the second day Simmentaler judging and on the third day Simbra judging. Any enquiries and registrations can be addressed to Hennie Kruger, Tel 081 2964280, simnamibia@gmail.com.

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