Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Blaauwberg Large Stock Auction, Omaruru Friday 12 August

450 cattle (weaners, tollies, heifers) were auctioned at Omaruru by Blaauberg Auctioneers. All animals were sold at record prices. Weaners were sold for up to N$4000/weaner.

Monday, August 15, 2011

DEES Management Meeting

The directorate of Extension and Engineering Services held their quarterly Management Meeting at Sesriem in the Namib Desert from 26 to 28 July 2011.

In the Photo's; Mistique Lodge at Sesriem where the meeting was held. Mr. Burger and his wife relaxing afterwards at Sossusvlei

Trophy Hunting as Conservation Tool for Farmers

Farmers are invited to a meeting addressing Trophy Hunting as an effective form of Land Utilization and conservation tool at the Windhoek Hilton on the 22 August 2011.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Small stock of Communal Farmers at Spitskoppe

Farmers from Spitzkoppe area with some of their small stock.

In the pictures: A beautiful Damara ram. A farmer with some of her Damara sheep. Farmer Mr. Pienaar with his expensive (N$ 12 000) Boergoat Ram "Streetfighter" closest to him.

Erongo Regional Feedback Visit 2 to 4 August 2011

The Omaruru DEES management team (Renier Burger, Nekwaya Leevi, Herta Kapoppo and Abraham Christiaan) visited Omatjette, Okombahe, Uis, and Otjimbingwe Agri Development Centre's (ADC's) in Erongo for feedback on the visit during June (6 to 10 June). Issues regarding maintenance, procurement, staff inquiries, security services, vehicle repairs etc were on the feedback list.

In the pictures below: Handing over of a new fax/scan/copy/print machine for Omatjette ADC. Mr. Tsamaseb demonstrate to Mrs Amakali the correct way to make a trench for small vegetable gardens. Mr. Nekwaya handing over Wheat Seed for farmers to Mr. Keib of Okombahe ADC. Omaruru river still flowing. The completed perimeter wall at Utuseb ADC