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Nguni cattle project
2006-07-11

The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS) signed an agreement regarding a Nguni cattle project with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the Northern Cape Department of Land Agricultural and Land Reform in Kimberley.  With this flagship project farmers will be assisted technically  to change community farmers into accredited breeders of stud quality Nguni cattle.  The UFS will be involved with the implementation and monitoring of the project, as well as research, training of livestock managers and the marketing of the project.

Attending the signing ceremony were from the left:  Dr Michael  Hendricks (Director-General:  Northern Cape), Prof Herman van Schalkwyk (Dean:  Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the UFS), Mr Mvuleni Qhena (Chief Executive Officer of the IDC), Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson (Minister of Agriculture and Land Reform in the Northern Cape) and Mr Kagisho Molusi (Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture in the Northern Cape). 

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