Communal wool project improving lives of thousands in SA’s Eastern Cape

The National Wool Growers’ Association of South Africa is making an invaluable contribution to communal areas in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. The role the NWGA played in improving wool production in communal areas over the past 20 years was explained during the sixth congress for Eastern Cape communal farmers in…

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Lesotho wool production boosted with SA merino genetics

Some of the best South African Merino genetics are on their way to Lesotho as part of a project to improve the Lesotho wool flock and the lives of farmers. A delegation of the Lesotho Department of Agriculture, consisting of animal scientists, visited several auctions of prominent South African merino…

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Judges impressed with exceptional quality of communal flock

Judges at the recent regional Eastern Cape wool sheep flock competition, held in Tarkastad, said the quality of sheep offered from communal farmers is exceptional. According to Abrie Aucamp, an independent National Wool Growers’ Association (NWGA) ram selector, the quality of sheep astounded judges. “They had a lot of difficulty…

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‘It’s my responsibility to produce food’ – Etienne van Wyk

Having grown up on renowned South African stud breeder Dries Wiese’s farm, Etienne van Wyk had a distinct advantage. Today he has his own farm and is determined to do groundbreaking work in terms of a government program that gives access to land to previously disadvantaged people with agricultural training.…

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