What is it that makes a top farmer? Find the criteria used to judge the nominations in the National Cattle Farmer and National Sheep Farmer of the Year competition below:

  • Utilisation of resources
  • Fodder flow planning
  • Pasture management
  • Breeding and selection standards
  • Record-keeping
  • Benchmarking
  • Marketing and value addition
  • Herd production
  • Physical appearance of animals
  • Infrastructure
  • Labour management
  • Participation in organised agriculture

If you know a top farmer who runs his or her livestock enterprise in a manner that distinguishes them from the pack, then now is the time to submit a nomination.

We are looking for cattle and sheep farmers who excel in terms of their management practices – from nutrition and health, right through to record-keeping and veld management. Join the ranks of some of South Africa’s most respected livestock farmers by nominating a farmer now.

Nomination forms available here:

Entries close 30 August 2019. Send your completed nomination form to: Shelley.Cornish@tongaat.com. All entry information available on the forms.