Agra Weaner auction competition winners awarded
Agra announced and awarded the 2016 National Champion and Regional winners for the Agra Weaner auction competition at a gala dinner held in Windhoek last week. Agra established the weaner calve competition to reward producers on their well-bred weaner calves.
The national champion was selected out of all the regional winners which competed in different categories. The categories were: calves with feedlot potential, calves with veld potential and heifers with breeding potential.
Mr Heinz Grühn and Mrs Almut Grühn of Otongovi Farming from the central part of the country were crowned the 2016 National Champion. The duo also won in the regional feedlot potential category for the regional central.
Ryno van der Merwe, President of the NAU and Chairperson of Agra Board of Directors opened the event by congratulating the producers for the quality produce they supplied for the competition.
“Thank you for choosing Agra’s services to market your weaners. This is the opportunity that Agra uses to both reward exemplary producers for their efforts and to educate the farming community at large on prevailing market requirements,” he said.
Arnold Klein, Agra’s CEO thanked all the stakeholders for their involvement in the competition during difficult times. A total of prizes worth N$ 450 000 was contributed by the main sponsor: Bank Windhoek; senior sponsors: Feedmaster, Sanlam and Santam and co-sponsors: Bayer; Henco Engineering; Indongo Toyota; Marsh Namibia and MSD. The prices were awarded to winners of the competitions at the various auction points, the regional winners and the national champion.