In today’s newsletter:

 

Meeting with communal producers about weaner exports
A very constructive meeting was held this week between representatives from the NAU, NECFU and communal producers and other interested parties to get solutions for the question that the export of weaners might be controlled. All primary weaner producers will be equally negatively influenced if such measures are being implemented. All praticipants at the meeting agreed that this question must be taken up jointly with the Minister, National Council, economic advisors, etc and that wrong industry information which was spread by other role players, must be corrected.

 

Calculate your farm’s livestock production per ha
The determination of the kg live weight per ha is the most important factor which drives the profit of each farm. The NAU has been busy for some time to assist producers with the calculation thereof. In order to enable any member to calculate his personal figures, we herewith attach an Excel sheet (Click here). All members are encouraged to participate herein. The NAU will highly appreciate it if you as member is prepared to return the completed page by e-mail to nau@agrinamibia.com.na. Through this you will be able to compare the average of all participants with your own figures.

 

NamLITS, Stock Brands and ETO (Ear Tag Ordering System) OFFLINE
On Monday, 20 August 2018 and Tuesday, 21 August 2018 the NamLITS, Stock brands and ETO systems will not be functional due to major upgrades being done to the NamLITS Servers. Producers purchasing ear tags and applying for Stock Brands at the Meat Board of Namibia will not be able to do so on the mentioned dates. The systems should be back online on the 22nd August 2018, a further communication will be sent out in the event of any delays. You are advised to access these services beforehand to avoid any inconvenience.

 

Market research on compost by the City of Windhoek
We are four interns, two German students and two Namibian interns currently based at the Solid Waste Department within the City of Windhoek, taking part in the ASA program that runs for six months. The first three months were based in Bremen, Germany and the last three months are based in Windhoek. As part of the programme, we are working on a research which is on reducing the amount of waste that ends up at the Kupferberg landfill. One of the solutions we came up with is producing compost from the green and garden refuse as a way to diverge the waste that ends up at the landfill. With the average green and garden refuse produced at the moment, we estimate to produce around 2000 tons of compost per month which will be sold at a fair price. And we would like to find out if there are any farmers specifically those specialising in crop farming as well as residents that are doing gardening at their homes that would be interested in buying the compost should the City of Windhoek become a producer of this amount of compost.

If there are any farmers that would be interested as we are currently doing market research for compost feel free to contact us at Chaze.Sibeya@windhoekcc.org.na or Igrid.Hakalume@windhoekcc.org.na . From Joana Seiter, Ingrid Hakalume, Chaze Sibeya and Mirjam Brielmaier

 

E-waste removal
The firm Namib Green takes all electronic waste which they then recycle. At this stage the collection point of e-waste is only in Windhoek and should members like to get rid of their e-waste, they can deliver it to: Cargo City / Transworld Cargo / NamiGreen, 5 von Braun Street, Southern Industrial Area, Windhoek. 22° 34′ 51.4632” S 17° 4′ 32.7936” E -22.580962, 17.075776. If members need to get more information about this organisation, they can visit the website www.namigreen.com.

Disclaimer: Although everything has been done to ensure the accuracy of information, the NAU takes no responsibility for actions or losses that might occur due to the usage of this information.