This week’s events include a Bonsmara breeding auction, livestock sale, Food For Mzansi Gather To Grow on Instagram Live, an AgriSETA accredited piggery short course, Easy Buzzing Bee Course, and the SA Olive Field Day. To include your event in the calendar, please email email@example.com.
Let’s kick the mid-January blues to the curb and start the week off with a Bonsmara breeding auction in the Free State on Monday. This is followed by a livestock sale in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, we have our usual date on Instagram Live for the Food For Mzansi Gather To Grow session. On the same day, we also have the AgriSESA accredited piggery short course in Pretoria, Gauteng.
Thursday is your chance to save the date for the Easy Buzzing Bee Course in Midrand, Gauteng, happening on Saturday.
We finish things off with the SA Olive Field Day on Friday.
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Monday, 22 January
Sernick Bonsmara’s 2024 Breeding Stock Auction
Join the auction in person or online where 25 bulls and 600 female animals will be on offer. For those who choose to visit the auction online, go to SwiftVee.
Venue: Liebenbergstroom Farm in Edenville, Free State
For more information, contact Pieter Booysen on 082 384 0020.
Tuesday, 23 January
The Bergplaas Merinos production sale will take place on Tuesday, 23 January 2024, from 11:30 at Prospect, Barkly East.
- 50 Merino rams
- 100 Pregnant Merino ewes (2T – FM)
- 700 Open Merino ewes (2T – FM
- 120 Open Merino ewes (2T)
Time: 11:30 – 17:00
Venue: Prospect, Barkly East, Eastern Cape
Wednesday, 24 January
Join #GatherToGrow on Instagram Live
Are you an aspiring farmer looking for more information on how to get into the agricultural sector? Do you have a smartphone and an Instagram account? Join us every Wednesday at 18:00 for Food For Mzansi’s #GatherToGrow.
AgriSETA Accredited Piggery Short Course
This course is presented year-round and is designed to empower you to be able to leave with the required knowledge to succeed in your new business venture. This course will help you to apply basic pig production skills to your farm to ensure that your venture is as profitable as possible. It will help the new and existing farmers to attain a high level of success in production.
Time: 09:00 – 15:00
Venue: Groenkloof, Pretoria
Thursday, 25 January
Save the date for the Easy Buzzing Bee Course – Beginner
Learners that do not have bee suits or jackets of their own MUST hire one of ours for the day and this is not included in the course fee.
The Course price is R995 and it includes theory on beekeeping equipment, planning apiaries, harvesting honey, keeping bees, and much more!
Venue: Midrand President Park, Johannesburg
Time: 08:30 – 17:00
Friday, 26 January
SA Olive Field Day
If you are a producer, SA Olive member, student, or just keen to find out more about olive farming and pick up some tips and tricks, then do join us for the interactive SA Olive Field Day.
This field day will focus on sustainable olive farming and cover topics such as enterprise development, soil nutrition, soil health, and pruning. There will also be a series of live and engaging demonstrations from our sponsors on the day.
Attendees will also be given general information about the olive farming industry and given a unique opportunity to chat with some amazing experts in the industry.
Time: 08:30 – 15:00
Venue: Cascade Manor & Buffet Olives, Paarl, Western Cape
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