OKAKARARA: The Okakarara Trade Fair Society’s director of logistics and operations says visitors to the trade fair can look forward to viewing only the best livestock at the event this week.
Harold Hamauka told Nampa upon enquiry here on Tuesday that the fair’s 2012 agricultural show will amongst others include “the best” Brahman and Simmentaler cattle, Dorper sheep and a variety of goats.
The Okakarara Trade Fair kicked off on Tuesday and ends on Sunday, and the livestock exhibition is set to take place on Wednesday and Thursday.
The purpose of the agricultural show is to promote the livestock of communal and commercial farmers in the Okakarara area.
Hamauka explained that this year, there is a big improvement in the agricultural category when compared to previous shows.
“The different breeds of cattle, sheep and goats you see here today are the best in the country. They are fat, young and even look bigger than they should be for their ages,” he boasted.
Local commercial farmer Festus Hihoo of Farm Ode in the Grootfontein area said during an interview on Tuesday that amongst others, he brought his top goat, a five-year-old ram called “Eister”, to compete in the small livestock category to be held on Thursday.
The farmer said he is also impressed with the quality of the Brahman cattle he has seen at the trade fair so far.
He stated that although the cattle can be expensive to maintain with regards to things such as feeding and vaccinations, seeing the condition of the impressive animals at shows such as the Okakarara Trade Fair makes the effort worth it.