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Wool quality: A century of transformation

South Africa’s wool industry and wool quality has undergone some radical changes over the past 100 years, one of which is the...

Overberg-skaapboere klop aan by kundiges

Weskaap NWKV en die plaaslike regering het ’n suksesvolle Skaap en Woldag gehou wat op die Tygerhoek Proefplaas, Riviersonderend, plaasgevind het.

Competition to improve communal flocks

Mount Fletcher district in the rural Eastern Cape played host to the annual flock competition with farmers coming from as far afield...

Communal wool sheep farmers benefit from training course

Almost 40 communal wool sheep farmers benefited from a three-day training course, presented by the National Woolgrowers’ Association (NWGA) and hosted by Rhodes University. Members...

SA wool market resilient despite China’s suspension

Despite China's decision to suspend wool imports from South Africa in February following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in January, the South...

New leadership for Cape Wools SA

Deon Saayman has been appointed as the new general manager for Cape Wools SA (CWSA). Deon takes over from Louis de Beer, who resigned...

Natural fibre auction prices after the shearing season

Stockfarm recently spoke to the National Wool Growers’ Association (NWGA), BKB and OVK during the last quarter of 2018 to find out more about...

CCTV China visits SA wool industry

A production team from CCTV China recently visited South Africa (SA) to film a feature on wool production in South Africa. CCTV showed interest...

Shearing sheds awarded for developing their sheep projects

It is customary for the National Wool Growers Association (NWGA) to recognise those shearing sheds and woolgrowers who have achieved outstanding results in developing...

Critical that farmers order Rift Valley Fever vaccines

The first outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RFV) since 2011 was reported on 28 April close to Jacobsdal district in the Letsemeng local municipality...