- Farmers day at Grootfontein
FARMERS’ DAY AT GROOTFONTEIN
A farmers’ day was held at Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute, Middelburg EC. The event was organised by the Grootfontein Student Angora Stud.
From the left are Mr Hans Greeff (lecturer at Grootfontein College of Agriculture who is in charge of the Angora Production Unit), Dr Jasper Coetzee (Consultant), Ms Anlé Marais (Mohair South Africa), Mr Gerrit Fourie (Mohair buyer at Stucken) and Mr Pierre van der Vyver (CMW).
The topics that were discussed are:
- Factors that influence mohair income (Mr vd Vyver)
- Precision Angora farming – the key to highly profitable Angora goat farming (Dr Coetzee)
- Buying of mohair – as seen from the point of view of the buyer (Mr Fourie)
- Marketing of mohair – local and overseas (Ms Marais)
Grootfontein Student Angora Stud – information on the stud and exhibition of stud animals (Grootfontein students).