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 →
Description Website Dormer Sheep Breeders` Society of SA Contact details Physical address Henry St 118, Westdene, Bloemfontein Postal Address City Bloemfontein Province Free State Telephone (051) 4100957 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Other information Remarks If you have additional details for this organisation, … 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 society’s time line include: Compulsory performance testing for all breeders; Abolishment of shows; Implementation of Sire Referencing and EBV’s. 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 →
Fat tailed sheep arrived in South Africa between 200 and 400 AD. The Damara Herero, Namaqua and the Kam Karrin Hottentot tribes farmed and traded with what has become the Damara sheep of today. The name is derived from the Damara area of Namibia where the largest number of animals is found.
The commercialisation and characterisation of the breed started at the Omatjienne Research Station near Otjiwarongo in Namibia in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Information from Omatjienne generated interest in the breed in South Africa and led tot the importation of animals and the eventual establishment of the South African Damara Breeders’ Society of 1992.
The asltetrnative name for this society is “Charolais Beestelersgenootskap”. The Charolais has its origin in the region of the Bresse-Plateau in the jura mountains of Eastern France. From the plateau of Bresse the breed spread to the fertile Charolles area. Here the name Charolais came into use. The Charolais was confined to this area for many years. In 1773 Claude Matthieu moved his herd to Nievre and this herd is today looked upon as the fountainhead of the modern Charolais. During the 19th century the Charolais spread to central France and even so far west as Vendeé, where a local milk strain was developed.Continue reading →
The Cat Association of Southern Africa was affiliated to WCF on 01 March 2007 as a club under patronage. It was accepted as a Full Member Club by majority vote during the WCF General Assembly meeting in August 2008. CASA does not have a full time Registrar or Office and all administrative work is done on a voluntary, after hours basis, so no telephone number is available.
CASA provides a forum for International Championship Cat shows and a WCF Registration Service.
All exhibitors are bound by the show rules, as published on the WCF website, show entry forms and catalogues.
All breeders have to comply with the code of conduct and registration rules published on the WCF website.
We cannot guarantee the kittens registered by us and do not arbitrate in disputes between breeders and buyers of kittens.
Although we are essentially a club for cat lovers, with the best interest of all cats at heart, CASA does not have the infrastructure to inspect breeders and cannot attend to general complaints about breeders, exhibitors or members of the club, nor non-members and general cat welfare.
The Cat Federation of Southern Africa is a voluntary non-profit organisation existing for the purpose of co-ordinating all aspects relating to the cat fancy in South Africa. It is based on the highest moral and ethical principles, as a service to answer the needs of South African cat breeders and fanciers.Continue reading →
The Cape Boerperd breeders Society was formed in 1948. A group of horse enthusiasts realized that the horse was fast disappearing in our mechanical age. These people realized how popular the old Cape Horse was throughout the world. The Cape Horse was famous for it’s hardiness, endurance and it’s ability to work hard on minimum feed, yet still maintain condition. It was all these outstanding characteristics that made these people to raise a breed that would display all these characteristics and improve and refined to be ideally suitable for South African conditions. The Cape Boerperd is a multi purpose horse that can be used for work, pleasure and show.Continue reading →
The controlling body for all specialist budgerigar clubs throughout South AfricaContinue reading →