The African Livestock Trade Fair (ALFA) will take place at the Afridome in Parys from 17 to 19 September. This year marks the fourth event of its kind since its launch in 2017 and will once again allow both livestock producers, traders and industry suppliers to celebrate and explore effective livestock production.

ALFA was established on four pillars that are showcased by way of a wide variety of exciting activities such as networking opportunities, competitions, award ceremonies and workshops.

ALFA competitions

Some of the competitions during this year’s three-day event include:

  1. Hinterland National Interbreed Beef Cattle Championship
  2. Nutri Feeds National Heifer Performance Championship
  3. BKB Ram Performance Championship
  4. Cape Gate Mega Ox Championship
  5. Barnlab Best of the Best Exhibition
  6. GWK Highveld Dairy Interbreed Championship
  7. Zoetis Junior Interbreed Championship
  8. RPO Interbreed Slaughter Ox and Carcass Championship
  9. TAU Voere Highveld Slaughter Lamb Championship
  10. The Sernick Junior Slaughter Ox Competition
  11. SAFA People’s Choice Beef Challenge

The winners in these and numerous other competitions presented under the ALFA and Plaas Media banners, will be announced during the gala dinner on 19 September.

A programme that promises excitement

A myriad of workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions will this year present ample opportunity to learn and network. Livestock enthusiasts can look forward to the following special events, among others:

  • Workhorse demonstration
  • Supreme working dog demonstration
  • Junior rabbit workshop
  • Kroon Stud game workshop
  • Agsci Unlimited silage-making and management course
  • Small-stock breeds expo
  • Barnlab sheep feedlot workshop
  • Hoofcare demonstration
  • Envarto poultry workshop
  • Dairy goat information session
  • Nutri Feeds Moneymaker Ewe discussion
  • Veeplaas school quiz
  • Future Farmers workshop

ALFA auctions

In addition, top quality production animals will be put up for auction during ALFA 2019. Be on the lookout for the following events:

  • ALFA pork carcass auction
  • Wildswinkel multibreed breeding stock online sale
  • MCC miniature horse auction
  • Chianina auction
  • Cape Gate mega ox auction
  • SAMM young ram auction – ALFA

For more information about ALFA 2019, contact Albert Loubser on cell 082 562 2188 or send an email to or