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Brahman breeders deal with FNB

Seated are Mecki Schneider, President of the Brahman Breeders Society and Christo Viljoen, Head: FNB Agri with Jaco Hanekom (FNB Agri-manager), André Compion, Ebbi Fischer, Ryno van der Merwe and Heilwig Andreae-Voigts of the Brahman Breeders Society, standing in the back.

Seated are Mecki Schneider, President of the Brahman Breeders Society and Christo Viljoen, Head: FNB Agri with Jaco Hanekom (FNB Agri-manager), André Compion, Ebbi Fischer, Ryno van der Merwe and Heilwig Andreae-Voigts of the Brahman Breeders Society, standing in the back.

The dominant position of the Brahman breed in the redmeat industry was recently confirmed when FNB signed an agreement to help the breed’s local promoters to further improve the quality of the Namibian genetic pool.
The Agricultural Division of FNB Namibia and the Namibian Brahman Breeders Society (NBBS)  signed a three-year agreement to the value of N$200,000 at the society’s annual breeders day at Farm Bornholm of Kasper and Stefanie Gunzel in the Grootfontein District.
Christo Viljoen, Head of FNB Agri said: “The agreement covers the genetic research and development programmes and projects of this particular breed of cattle and is advantageous to both the society and FNB. We are extremely excited that we are able to contribute and assist the society with the projects they are busy with.” Viljoen added that the Agri division of FNB strives to remain at the forefornt of knowledge, product enhancement as well as superior customer service delivery.
“This agreement is in line with our vision for agriculture and farming in Namibia,” he said.
Mecki Schneider, president of the Namibian Brahman Breeders Society thanked the bank for its continued support and involvement. “The support and contribution by FNB Agri is of vital importance for the developmental projects we are busy with, such as international genetic evaluation and genomic profiles of the Brahman worldwide. It will ensure that the Brahman, as the most succesful and biggest cattle breed in Namibia, remains at the forefront of international and technological development.”

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