Landbou Radio – 3 November 2021

It is always heart-warming to hear a farmer say: “I am proud of being a farmer and it is a privilege to farm in our country.” With this kind of positive attitude, we will succeed in agriculture. In our program of 3 November, Roelfie van der Merwe of Newlands Angora near Aberdeen, talks about his Angora goats, how he selects for the best genetics and the improvement of the Angora goat breed over the last couple of years. He also tells us more about the Newlands Angora ram project and the benefits it has for stud breeders.

Jean du Plessis of Elandsnek Farming has information on the development of the Meatmaster sheep. He tells the story of how they crossbred the Dorper and Damarasheep. Today this sheep breed is well established. Jean is also a member of the KalahariKaroo Group.

Marguerite Schwarzer, Technical Advisor at PIC talks about genetic improvement in the pig industry.
Dr Johnny van der Merwe, Director of AMT gives us feedback on the latest trends in the livestock and grain markets.

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