Livestock Content Partners

Our livestock content partners work closely with the department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to ensure that South Africa’s meat and meat-related product industry is reputable with a distinguished and reliable international reputation. Furthermore, these partners are divided into societies, associations and non-profit organisations to diversify industry representation across all sectors.

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The livestock sector of South African agriculture is a large industry both locally and internationally. The country mainly farms with cattle, poultry sheep, pig and goat, as well as duck, crocodile, rabbit, ostrich and marine products. As these sectors are large, they form part of societies or associations that ensure both the farmer and its market are well-represented.

SouthAfrica.co.za pays homage to these societies and associations that ensures that the needs of the livestock farming industry of South Africa are met.

Afrikaner Cattle Breeders Society of South Africa

The Afrikaner Cattle Breeders’ Society was established in 1902, when cattle farmers became more appreciative of the breed’s unique qualities....more

Ayrshire Cattle Breeders Society

The Ayrshire Cattle Breeders’ Society of South Africa (ACBS) is dedicated to the well-being of the Ayrshire cattle community, and provides farmers with extensive knowledge of the breed....more

Beefmaster Cattle Breeders Society of South Africa

Tony Brink, who farmed at Nietverdiend in the old north-west Transvaal, became the pioneer of Beefmaster cattle in 1970, when he imported the first Beefmaster semen from Botswana to South Africa....more

Brahman Cattle Breeders Society of South Africa

The Brahman Cattle Breeders’ Society of South Africa, was founded on 6 November 1957 in Kroonstad, in response to growing recognition of the value of this breed in South Africa....more

Braunvieh SA

The South African Braunvieh Cattle Breeders’ Society, Braunvieh SA for short, was founded to protect and promote the interests of Braunvieh producers in the country....more

Exotic Leather South Africa

Exotic Leather South Africa is a non-profit organisation that represents the various clusters of the domestic exotic leather industry....more

HPSA

HPSA, formerly known as Heifer International South Africa, is a non-profit and a public benefit organisation that works with impoverished rural communities to end hunger and poverty in South Africa by empowering these communities with skills in sustainabl...more

Klein Karoo International

Klein Karoo International (KKI) is a multi-faceted organization aimed at providing top-quality ostrich derived goods – leather, feathers and meat – to the world....more

Merino South Africa

Merino SA is the South African Agricultural organisation that represents South African Merino sheep breeders....more

Milk SA

Milk SA is a non-profit organisation that was established in 2002 to represent the common interests of all the dairy producers and processors of South Africa....more

Mohair South Africa

Mohair South Africa’s intention is to develop international alliances and partners in order to increase the production, awareness and consumption of mohair production; therefore growing the mohair industry both locally and internationally. ​​​​​​​...more

National Wool Growers Association of South Africa

The National Wool Grower’s Association of South Africa (NWGA) was founded during a Wool Conference in Middleburg in the Western Cape on 26 May 1926...more

NERPO

The National Emergent Red Meat Producers’ Organisation (NERPO) was established in 1997, to lobby and articulate the needs and aspirations of emerging red meat producers, and support and facilitate growth...more

Ostrich Products South Africa

Ostrich Products South Africa (OPSA) is part of the Saag Jonker Group of Companies, which is one of the largest privately-owned, vertically-integrated ostrich farming, processing and marketing operations in the world....more

Pork 360

Pork 360 was developed out of the quality assurance system of Premier Pork Producers, which was launched in Gauteng in 2009....more

Predation Management South Africa

Predation Management South Africa (PMSA) was established in July 2009 and provides a platform for information exchange and coordination of activities within the livestock and game farming sectors....more

SA Boer Goat Breeders Association

The SA Boer Goat Breeders’ Association was established on 4 July 1959 at Somerset East in the Eastern Cape to promote and protect the interests of Boer goat breeders....more

SA Hereford Cattle Breeders Society

The South African Hereford Cattle Breeders’ Society was established at the Witwatersrand Show on 6 April 1917, to protect and represent the interests of the growing number of Hereford producers in the country....more

South African Alpaca Breeders Society

The South African Alpaca Breeders Society promotes the breeding and sustainable farming of alpacas, and offers guidance to new farmers joining the alpaca community....more

South African Meat Industry Company

The South African Meat Industry Company (SAMIC) was launched in 1997 to take over some of the regulatory responsibilities of the Meat Board, which was closed down during deregulation....more

South African Milch Goat Breeders Society

The South African Milch Goat Breeders’ Society (SAMGBS) is a large organisation focused on promoting the quality breeding of milk goats in the country....more

South African Ostrich Business Chamber

The South African Ostrich Business Chamber (SAOBC) is an association that serves to represent the industry of producers and processors of ostriches and ostrich products....more

South African Pork Producers Organisation

Pork producers were initially affiliated with the Red Meat Producers’ Organisation (RPO), but broke away and established the South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) in 1993 to better represent and address their needs....more

Van Rooy Sheep Breeders Association of South Africa

In December 1947, a number of Van Rooy sheep breeders assembled at Colesberg and established the Van Rooy Sheep Breeders Association of South Africa under the guidance of chairman, Mr. MA du Plessis of Steynsburg....more