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We are a farmers organisation established to enable farmers to produce certified free range and/or grass fed meat for consumers.
Our goal is to establish a brand mark, that can be trusted and recognized by consumers, and with confidence believe what the label says. At the same time we want every farmer to be able to market their product as directly to consumers as possible.
2007, with a formal entity now dedicated to providing platforms from which young men and women who are passionate about agriculture and farming in general can become successful commercial farm managers or farmers in their own right. An apprenticeship system has been put in place to accommodate school leavers who are unable to attend universities, and in all cases these students selected must be passionate about farming and have an excellent work ethic and sense of responsibility.
To start them off, they are placed on farms where they gain experience & Knowledge starting from the bottom and learning a large variety of skills, and after a year or two of practical experience, the apprentices who excel in their work can be selected to do a years internship overseas via grant funding provided by the Future Farmers Foundation. To increase the numbers of suitably qualified students, we are looking for farmers in South Africa and abroad to take on our apprentices, and would welcome enquiries.Continue reading →
Free State Agriculture is a voluntary membership organisation for commercial farmers in the Free State province, established in 1904.Continue reading →
Description Website Free State Pork Producers Organisation Contact details Physical address Lynnwood Glen, Pretoria East Postal Address City Pretoria Province Gauteng Telephone (012) 3614069 EMAIL Not available Other information Remarks If you have additional details for this organisation, … Continue reading →
FSG was established in 1985 in the Department of Plant Pathology of the, then, University of Natal, with the aim of making relevant scientific knowledge available to smallholder farmers. It now conducts action research to address issues pertinent to resource-constrained farmers. It also provides training, advice and project support in sustainable farming (including agroecology), nature conservation, strengthening local institutions, and enterprise development. Training is provided to development practitioners and students in participatory approaches to research and extension. Community members and other partner service providers, including government extension staff and scientists participate in designing and implementation of projects.Continue reading →
The Dry Bean Producers’ Organisation (DPO) is a commodity organisation acting in the interests of the dry bean industry as a whole.Continue reading →
The Drakensberger is a medium-frame beef animal with a smooth coat, strikingly long and deep body with a mild temperament. It is one of only three indigenous cattle breeds in South Africa. The Drakensberger is totally unrelated to any breed in the world today and is the culmination of the development process through strict selection, based on scientific norms. The breed has been developed over hundreds of years to perform under Southern African conditions. The history of this extremely hardy indigenous breed is confirmed by the fact that it had to survive the Great Trek, a time during which no vaccines, antibiotics and tick remedies were available. The Drakensberger cattle breed was officially founded with the establishment of the South African Drakensberger Cattle Breeders’ Society on 7 November 1947.Continue reading →
In 1946 the breed project was finalized and the Dorper Breeders Association was establish on the 19th of July 1950 (at Grootfontein College of Agriculture) and currently we have more than 600 members. The Dorper breed is now numerically the second largest breed in South Africa. Although the Dorper breed was declared indigenous to South Africa, it has found its way all over the world in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, The United Kingdom, Middle East, China, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, Argentina, South America, Mexico, United States, various African countries, Israel and Namibia, where farmers now farm with this magnificent breed because of its outstanding qualities.Continue reading →
The Dohne Merinos were initially developed to be a hardy woolled sheep that are easy care with high reproductivity and growth rate under harsh sourveld Eastern Cape conditions. Initial development took place under the leadership of Mr Koot Kotze, Director, Dohne Research Institute, Stutterheim. The initial cross between German Mutton Merino rams and Merino ewes in 1939 were used to develop the breed by means of strict scientific selection procedures to its current status of an internationally commended dual purpose breed. The Breed Society was formed with a small population of approximately only 2500 ewes in 1966 with the first president Mr. R.O. Le Roux and manager Mr. Noël Geach. Important events on the societys time line include: Compulsory performance testing for all breeders; Abolishment of shows; Implementation of Sire Referencing and EBVs. The export of embryos to Australia and the Falkland Islands that led to the establishment of breed societies in Australia and eventually Uruguay, were major milestones in the more recent history of the Dohne Merino.Continue reading →