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Grain SA & ALFA collaborate for an Expo like no other

26 Jul 2022

After extensive discussions, Grain SA and ALFA decided in 2019 already to join hands and present a new agricultural expo, however, COVID-19 placed plans on hold for two years. Now, the two biggest role players in the industry will be hosting the very first NAMPO ALFA Livestock, Hunting and Outdoor Expo at NAMPO Park just outside Bothaville from 29 September to 1 October 2022.

The livestock industry in South Africa is growing and forms an important part of the local economy. This growth was clearly visible in the fact that ALFA has grown over a four-year period into the best livestock expo in the country. The next logical step would be to make it even bigger, and with years of successful shows against its name, NAMPO Park is the ideal place where ALFA can spread its wings.

ALFA is not just an ordinary expo, and since its inception has offered several unique platforms that provide role players in the livestock industry excellent business networking opportunities. This applies to local role players and stakeholders across the African continent. For 2022, there is once again a packed livestock programme for young and old.

Simultaneously, there is currently a great need among producers for a hunting and outdoor expo with a practical approach. Livestock, outdoor life and hunting are extremely complimenting aspects of the South African agricultural community and the combination offers a winning recipe. NAMPO Park already has good systems and infrastructure including ample parking, kiosks, ablution facilities, livestock facilities and other venues that can not only accommodate this big event, but also facilitate opportunity for growth. In addition, NAMPO Park offers another great advantage - the South African producer already feels at home there.

A multitude of opportunities lies ahead that includes practical demonstrations of 4x4 vehicles, caravans, camping and hunting equipment. It even includes the possibility of a shooting range where those interested can experience and enjoy the practical experience of equipment. NAMPO Park is also host to the national SARRC rally during the expo where visitors can see famous racers in action.

The livestock developments include a variety of projects that cover all the different livestock species, including, beef and dairy cattle, small stock, pigs and goats. It further include the National Beef Cattle Interracial Championships, the Junior Interracial (Agricultural Schools), the various performance championships (Large and Small Stock), and the Money maker qualifiers (Large and Small Stock). Furthermore, the youth programs with the agricultural schools and students are also involved and the programs and mini-expos with workhorses, working dogs, rabbits and poultry, are also back.

With a large variety of exhibitors, in the livestock, hunting and outdoor industries, the expo promises to be the one for livestock and nature lovers, hunters, adventurers and of course the adrenaline junkies.


Issued by:
Grain SA Communications

Further enquiries:
Bennie Zaayman, Grain SA NAMPO for expo & exhibition space - 081 414 8099
Albert Loubser, ALFA for livestock programme - 082 562 2188