Dr. Molefi Motuku is awarded his certificate for the Brits emerging farmers carcass competition On-the-hoof champion for 2018. In the photo is Malcolm Moodie, Obaro Animal Scientist; Hennie Gerber, SAMIC; Dr. Molefi Motuku, On-the-hoof winner; Johan Berg, Manager of Obaro Agricultural Advisory Services and Tanki Mokoena, Obaro Feedlot Project Manager.

Obaro Brits hosted their annual emerging farmers carcass competition on 29 August. Just as the previous year, this year was no different – emerging farmers came together for the ultimate competition between cattle. With a great build and composition and even fat spread, Greenspace Farming reigned over its competitors and was announced the winner of On-the-hoof. The reserve winner was Dr. Gladstone Mfikwe. The group winner of On-the-hoof was David Mashego and the group reserve winner was Dr. Gladstone Mfikwe.

The On-the-hoof winner’s carcass was one that amazed the judges, with a good fat spread and a great build. The winner of On-the-hoof was Dr. Molefi Motuku, the reserve winner was Greenspace Farming. The group winner of On-the-hoof was David Mashego and the group reserve winner was Boniswa Motuku.

The Obaro Brits Carcass Competition organisers and judges. At the back: Thea Pauley, Tankie Mokoena, Johan Odendaal, Tommie Geyser, Lucas Morake, Deon Pelser and Hennie du Toit. In the front: Christiaan Byleveld, Lourens Pretorius, Magiel de Lange and Hans Mathabe.

The prizes for the carcass competition were sponsored by the Nu Alcade Group and Landbank. The champions all received semen from one of Thinus Maritz’s stud bulls that the Nu Alcade Group sponsored. Landbank sponsored the artificial insemination costs that will be divided by the winners.

“This year we had a great outcome of cattle and the farmers definitely improved from the previous year. There was a lot more interest this year than in previous years. We can see that the carcass competitions motivate emerging farmers to be part of the project to feed the nation.” says Tanki Mokoena, Obaro Feedlot Project Manager. –Press release