Permit day held in Gam
17 Aug 2018
Meatco, through the Gam Farmers’ Association, organised the first permit day in the area for the year from 16 to 18 July 2018 in the Otjozondjupa Region.
The permit day supplied a total of 270 slaughter cattle and weaners to the Meatco Okapuka Feedlot. On the day, 58 farmers promoted their best quality cattle while ensuring that the Animal Welfare regulations and procedures were observed.
According to Manager: Livestock Procurement – Communal, Patrick Liebenberg, the farmers were pleased with the prices on permit day because they were in line with our slaughter and Okapuka Feedlot’s prices. No injured animals were marketed.
“Although times are difficult, communal producers must always see Meatco as a partner in farming. Therefore, we will not only be present for the short-term benefit of producers, but long-term additionally,” says Liebenberg.
The Farmers’ Association generated a commission of N$8 100, which will be ploughed back into the development of the Gam community.
Meatco has assured continued involvement and commitment in communal areas and is expected once again to buy cattle from the Gam farmers in September.