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Gauteng Nguni Cattle Project Applications Now Open

Gauteng Nguni Cattle Project Applications Now Open


Nkosana Giyose

The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is calling all Gauteng interested famers to apply for participation in the 2018 Nguni Cattle Breeding Project.

In partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation, the Nguni cattle breeding project involves the loaning of 30 pregnant Nguni heifers and one bull to emerging farmers for breeding.

After a period of five years, participating farmers are expected to return the Government the same number of cattle, offspring or an equivalent rand value.

The project has been running for the past three years. This year there is another opportunity for qualifying emerging farmers to participate in the Project.

The main objective of this project is to reintroduce the Nguni breed of cattle because of its resistance to different climatic conditions.

For more information contact Mr Sipho Mosegedi on 011 240 3325/2500

Closing Date: 29 June 2018, at 12h00 Noon