Agra launches weaner auction championships

22 May 2019 | Agriculture

The 2019 Agra National Weaner Auction Championships was launched this month at the Agra/Bank Windhoek Ring.

The championships aim to recognise and reward producers for good quality weaner calves.

Regional manager for Agra Auctions Central, wHerman Lintvelt, described the competition as going from strength to strength despite the many challenges that farmers face.

“In 2018 there were 261 lots countrywide, almost 50 more than the previous year, which is a good indication to us that the competition is still growing every year,” said Lintvelt.

A total of 17 weaner calf auctions will be conducted this year, starting from 9 July in Outjo and ending on 17 September in Graal in the Hardap Region.

Agra places great importance on fertility, growth ability, the capacity to produce meat and apply farming practices such as branding, dehorning and mass uniformity, which are the key aspects for the weaner competition judging criteria.

As per the previous years, Agra will award prizes to winners in the categories of feedlot potential, veld potential and heifers with breeding potential.

The judging for all the competitions will be done by Dawid Krause and his fellow Feedmaster team to ensure continuity and credibility. They will travel to all competition points to do the judging.

Agra CEO Arnold Klein expressed appreciation to all the sponsors for this year's competitions. “Thank you to the main sponsors, Bank Windhoek, Sanlam, Santam and Feedmaster, as well as the co-sponsors Paratus Africa, Indongo Toyota and Hino Indongo, Bayer, MSD and Agribank. Without you, our sponsors, this competition would not have been possible,” said Klein.

The total sponsorship for this year amounts to more than N$400 000, which will be used for various category winners at the weaner auctions as well as the awarding of the national champion towards the end of the year.

The broad farming community from both communal and commercial areas will participate in these auctions. In addition, competitive buyers from Namibia and its neighbouring countries are expected to attend.

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