Young farmers made their mark at this year’s National Agriculture Show, taking home a number of accolades within the small stock judging categories.
Judging of the stalls took place on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th August at the Sebele Showgrounds.
Amongst the key prizewinners were Champion of the Yard, Hennie Schutte, from Metlojane and Reserve Champion of the Yard, Rex Mothibi from Boteti.
This year’s Show saw more prominent feature of breeds such as Ile de France, British Alpine and Kalahari Reds.
Faheem Kala of Bushra Kalahari Reds said the turnout had been impressive and that the competition had been much stronger at this year’s competition. “We’ve had a record number of small stock entries and a stronger quality of animals. The Show is a perfect platform for young farmers to grow their brand,” he said.
Within the Class categories, key prizewinners were Hennie Schutte of Metlojane who walked away with First Prize for his Boer goat buck, First and Seconmd Prize for his Dorpers.
Aobakwe Lekula who breeds off a communal grazing area near Serowe gave other entries a run for their money with his Junior Champion Boer goats which snatched first and second prizes.
Another contender, Faheem Kala, walked away with three first prizes and two second prizes with his Bushra Kalahari Reds rams, does and bucks.
The National Agriculture Show was open to the public from August 27th to 31st.