This week’s events include a livestock auction, farmer’s day, a Gather To Grow session on Instagram, an online webinar, a Sappo national annual general meeting, and a Spring Fare Farmer’s Day. To include your event in the calendar, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Howzit Mzansi! We’re going into a new month in style.
We start with a livestock auction in Mtonjaneni outside Melmoth in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday, followed by a farmer’s day in Kuruman, Northern Cape on Tuesday.
What is a week without Food For Mzansi’s Gather To Grow? So, do the right thing and remember to set your reminder for this week’s edition, and stay tuned for excellent farming content! On the same day, stay tuned for an Ecosystem Services of Regenerative Organic Agriculture Practices Webinar.
On Thursday, there is a Sappo AGM taking place in Irene. The week closes off with spring fun to celebrate the beginning of a new season and month.
Monday, 04 September
Mtonjaneni Livestock Auction
All types of livestock are welcome at the auction grounds in Mtonjaneni from 11:00 to 17:00.
Conditions of sale:
- Only card, cash, or immediate electronic payments day of the sale.
- 1% Handling fee on cash payments.
- Electronic transfer facilities.
- Fica documentation with the registration process. All goods will be sold at a reserve price and the right exists to bid by or on behalf of the owner or auctioneer.
Tuesday, 05 September
Jamus Bonsmara Farmer’s Day
Themed “Sustainable Resource Utilisation and Identification in Livestock Production”, this farmer’s day is hosted by the Northern Cape department of agriculture, land reform, and rural development.
Topics like veld management, parasite control in livestock visual veld determination, and more will be under discussion.
Venue: Andre Kock and Son Auctioneering Pens, Kuruman
Wednesday, 06 September
Join #GatherToGrow on Instagram
Are you an aspiring farmer looking for more information on how to get into the agricultural sector? Do you have a smartphone and a Twitter account? Join us every Wednesday at 18:00 for Food For Mzansi’s #GatherToGrow.
Follow foodformzansi and tune in on Wednesday at 18:00.
Ecosystem Services of Regenerative Organic Agriculture Practices Webinar
Sometimes, organic alone is considered as standard for food production, while regenerative agriculture is an adaptive management approach that is supported by soil health principles. Regenerative organic agricultural practices incorporate management principles focused on land management to sequester soil carbon and prioritise farm animals’ welfare and fairness for farmers and workers.
This presentation will discuss its services such as soil nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration, abundant microbial communities, and healthy crop production.
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Thursday, 07 September
South African Pork Producers Organisation AGM
The South African Pork Producers (Sappo) will host their annual general meeting, where matters pertaining to the sector will be discussed by different role players and experts.
The gathering comes hot on the heels of the newly appointed chief executive Dr Peter Evans who started this month following the departure of their former CEO.
Note that in terms of the Sappo constitution, associate and corporate members do not have voting rights. This will be a procedural industry AGM with no sponsorship opportunities.
Time: 08:30 – 13:00
Venue: African Pride Lodge, Irene, Gauteng
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Friday, 08 September
Save the date for the Spring Fare Farmer’s Market
Celebrate the start of spring this weekend at the Spring Fare Farmer’s Market hosted by the Red Apple Farmstall and Eatery. Don’t forget to save the date!
Date: 9 September
Time: 10:00 am – 14:00
Venue: Kenton, Eastern Cape
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