Beef Cattle Information Day at Agri-Expo Livestock

Vleisbeesinligtingsdag by Agri-Expo Livestock
September 18, 2017
Adam Tas by die Groot Plaasproe
September 29, 2017

Beef cattle farmers and other interested parties can once again learn from the experts at the annual Beef Cattle Information Day on Friday 13 October 2017 during Agri-Expo Livestock at Sandringham outside Stellenbosch.

This year’s program once again includes speakers from across the country, such as Dr Gillian Declercq (State Veterinarian at the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development) who will share her knowledge about ‘Boererate’ as a simple solution to common ailments in farm animals – ideal for small scale farmers who do not always have access to veterinarians.

The other speakers are:

  • Gerhard Schutte (Chief Executive Officer of the Red Meat Producers Organisation (RPO)) on the latest red meat trends,
  • Nico Groenewald (Head of Agribusiness at Standard Bank) on financial management of farming enterprises,
  • Dr Faffa Malan on drought management (made possible by Landbouweekblad), and
  • Jaco Smit (Managing Director of Taurus Evolution) on “”Small numbers – Grand champions”.

The event is sponsored by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and aims to develop skills, improve market access and promote sustainability.

The Beef Cattle Information Day takes place from 09:00 to 13:30 in the Agri-Expo Conference Centre. This information day is a project of Cape of Good Hope Agricultural Society (also known as Agri-Expo) aimed at promoting a positive image of agriculture. Attendance is free of charge and enquiries may be directed to  Breyton Milford at 021 975 4440 or breyton@agriexpo.co.za.

Agri-Expo Livestock takes place from 12 to 14 October 2017. For more information, visit www.livestock.org.za.