GROOTFONTEIN: The Grootfontein Agricultural Show is set to start on Wednesday, and will be dominated by a display of the latest affordable farming implements for both livestock and crop farmers.
The show takes place at the showgrounds here, and ends on Friday.
Grootfontein Agricultural Show Society Treasurer, Deon van Blerk told Nampa on Tuesday that the show is unique because it will put on display the latest manufactured farming implements like ploughs, livestock medicines, cattle feed and pick-up vehicles for 2013.
“Our show is purely for agriculture. Therefore, only activities related to agriculture will be put on display here,” he noted.
Van Blerk said over 110 international and local exhibitors booked stalls to display their latest farming equipment, targeting farmers in the commercial farming industry.
The Show Society this year managed to bring the national Brahman championship competition to Grootfontein for the first time.
“We are happy to bring it here to our show. It has only been taking place in Windhoek,” he enthused.
Young, good-looking, healthy and well-fed Brahmans will be showcased during the national Brahman championship, with the best Brahman winning an award at the end of the show.
Goats and sheep will also be on display, as well as horses and other cattle breeds.
Meanwhile, Van Blerk denied allegations circulating that the Grootfontein Agricultural Show is only meant to promote the livestock of white commercial farmers who are farming in the areas of Otavi, Grootfontein and Tsumeb.
He said information on this year’s show was sufficiently displayed around Grootfontein, inviting all farmers to book their stalls and participate in the show.
Small stalls are being rented for N.dollars 750, and bigger ones for N.dollars 1 500.
The entry fee for children is N.dollars 10, while adults, including pensioners, will have to pay N.dollars 20.
Farmers entering the showgrounds with vehicles will have to pay N.dollars 30 per day.