Agriculture sector dominates Windhoek Agricultural and Industrial Show

Agriculture sector dominates Windhoek Agricultural and Industrial Show

The agriculture sector continues to be a dominant force at this year's annual Windhoek Agricultural and Industrial Show. This is so despite the persistent drought which is affecting the sector.
One of the farmers Sigi von Luttwitz says, despite a slight decrease in the number of livestock at this year's show due to drought, farmers still managed to maintain high quality breed.
Von Luttwitz says the farmers are ready to ensure top class meat as required by the European Union.
Namibian traditional breed such as Brahman, Simmentaler, Nguni and crossbreeds have amongst others made it to the show.
Another farmer, Steven Tjihero who farms mainly with white Brahman and Simmentaler says what matters the most is the management style as opposed to animals being resistent to drought.
Apart from competing for a championship prices for their livestock, farmers are also using the opportunity to share exeperiences and best practices to ensure successful farming.
Henriete Le Grange who farms with the Brown Swis cattle was also happy about this show as she hopes to sell some at this year's event.
Some top cattle can cost as much as 200 000 dollars per head.