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Farm Animal Conservation Trust

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ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM OF THE SASAS DEVELOPING ANIMAL AGRICULTURE INTEREST GROUP

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Breeds were exhibited at a number of agricultural shows and festivals. Posters with basic information on the breeds and a basic information leaflet were also made available. Exhibitions have now been stabilized to include shows where public support and interest justifies the expense.

(NGO-Paper gives details of shows and exhibitions from 1995 to 1999)

Permanent exhibitions at zoos and farm parks

Animals were placed at the Pretoria zoo farm animal section and a permanent exhibit of Zulu cattle and sheep is under development at the Johannesburg Zoo. The Zoo projects could become breeding units for further distribution and exchange of genetic material

In addition, a permanent exhibition has been established at the Rooihuiskraal site in the Centurion Municipal area. This development could be the start of similar initiatives that would help promote public awareness of South Africa’s indigenous and locally developed livestock resources

Annual show and sale

In order to promote the sustainable use of early-domesticated breeds, FACT held the first show and sale of breeds during 1999. This was based on the RBST show and sale concept and is aimed at public awareness, the further distributions of genetic material and broadening the emerging farmer sector’s access to markets for their indigenous breeds. This will become an annual event – and will move to a more central locality for the 2001 sale.

Future events

Farm Animal Festival, March 2002
 

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