Annual Reports

Guillau du Toit, National Chairman's report delivered at the 2016 National Congress.  Read here.


Period July 2013 - June 2014

Annual report for period 1 July 2013 - 30 June 2014 to perform Production Advisory Services for Cape Wools SA tender.  Read here for full report.

Progress report:  1 July - 31 December 2013

The first Progress Report on Production Advisory Services rendered by the NWGA for Cape Wools SA tender for period 1 July 2013 - 30 June 2015 has been delivered.  The following outcomes have been reached:

1. The service delivery model in the commercial areas was restructured in order to re-align it with the services required by the CWSA contract.
2. There was a decline in the number of economic study group participants. Contributing factors were identified and corrective measures implemented.
3. The CWSA contract services 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 10 are on tract. Statistics of activities are on par or better than targets set in the contract.

Service 5 (Paid professional advisory service) proves to be a challenge since the National Scientific Act (Act 27 of 2003) makes it obligatory for paid agricultural consultants to register as Professional Natural Scientists. This is receiving attention.

Service 4 (Project for developing an online production advisory survey) was outsourced by CWSA. The NWGA Production Advisory Service takes actively part in this process.

4. A survey on the training needs of shearers and wool handlers have been completed.
5. A study on the fault clip reports of the past four seasons have been completed.
6. The Code of Best Practice for shearers and wool handlers has been updated.

Read here for the full report.