2021 AGRA WEANER CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
On Friday 21 May, Agra Auctions launched the annual Agra Weaner Championship Series for 2021.
The Agra Weaner Championship Series exists to reward Namibian producers for excellent farming practices. Agra believes it is extremely important to provide a platform for farmers to show off their production quality, as this sets the standards for commercial farming practices.
It is always exciting to have young and emerging farmers participating in the series, as this shows continuity and growth for commercial cattle production. The series is also a valuable learning opportunity for up-and-coming producers, as they are able to gauge their calves against the production standards on a national level.
As always, a standardised judging criterion is implemented by experienced judges – who are all well respected production specialists. These standards are upheld at every single auction, which eliminates personal bias and ensures consistency and high judging standards between events.
Animals are judged on the following criteria:
After a prolonged period of drought across most of Namibia, the majority of producers are now in a heard rebuilding phase. The Agra Weaner Championship Series offers farmers an opportunity to improve their cashflow, as it provides critical exposure for local producers to a large local and South African buying market. Current market prices favour the producer at the moment and the demand for quality weaner calves are high.
Over the years, The Agra Weaner Championship Series has become a valuable part of the cattle farming calendar in Namibia. There is an expectation of good participation and a total of 18 Auctions are scheduled for this year’s Series, held nationwide.
Winners are awarded at each individual event and on that basis, they progress to the next stages where they are judged Regionally and Nationally. Competition is very tough – and to walk away with the title of “Overall Weaner Champion” is a remarkable achievement. To win, requires commitment to the highest quality production standards, exceptional knowledge and consistent farming practices.
The 2021 Agra Weaner Championship Series is proudly sponsored by:
Bank Windhoek, Sanlam, Santam, Feedmaster, Indongo Toyota & Hino, MSD, Agri Bank, Total, Africa Commercial Vehicles and Vivo Energy.