The annual Grootfontein Prestige Farmers’ Day was held on 16 October at Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute, Middelburg EC.



The speakers are, from the left, Mr Ernest Pringle (President Agri Eastern Cape), Dr Piet Prinsloo (Chairperson: Eastern Cape RPO), Mr Pieter Erasmus (Director: OVK), Mr Koos van der Ryst (First Vice Chairman: National RPO), Mr Frikkie Maré (Agricultural Economist: University of the Free State), Prof Hettie Schönveldt (Red Meat Research and Development Trust) and Prof Piet Croukamp (Political analyst: University of Johannesburg.)

The following topics were discussed:

The event was organised by Grootfontein, in collaboration with the Middelburg Farmers’ Union.



Photograph: Niel Schoeman