Producers must register
All producers, including abattoirs and traders and dealers in meat products must register for the next two years with the Meat Board.
31 January 2018 | Agriculture
With this registration producers will receive their producer numbers which are annually renewable. The advantage of having a producer number is that it puts a producer in a position to market animals to any export abattoir and to import and export animals to and from Namibia.
According to the Meat Board, registration is free of charge.
Producers who have not been registered before, or would like to renew their registration numbers, can get the application forms from the Meat Board as well as agents such as Agra Auctions, Karoo Ochse, Kaap Agri and several others.
The Meat Board further requests that, when persons want to be de-registered, such as with retirement or in the case of a producer's death, the Meat Board is informed accordingly.
The registration forms are also available on the website of the Meat Board at and at certain agricultural extension and veterinary offices, or alternatively the Meat Board office can be contacted.
Furthermore the producers should take note that the ear tag office of the Meat Board will be closed on Thursday, 1 February as well as on Friday, 16 February from 08:00 until 10:00 for stock taking.
The office will be open again from 10:00 on these days for the purchasing of ear tags.