Member Services

The MPO prides itself on its customer-centric focus. Philip Swart is in charge of the department of member services. He has a Master’s degree in nutrition and more than 30 years’ experience in the South African dairy industry. He is also responsible for the quarterly publication of the feed price index in The Dairy Mail.

The MPO organises and is involved in a variety of activities across the country aimed at stimulating member participation and imparting the latest information to our members. Each of the regions is well-represented by one or more local MPO directors and a regional coordinator, and each team decides on the best approach for their region.

MPO Western Cape Chanelle Steenekamp chanelle@mpo.co.za 076 774 1284
MPO North Benita Oelofsen benita@mpo.co.za 073 116 8544
MPO KwaZulu-Natal Kerry Trautman kerry@mpo.co.za 083 639 0918
MPO Free State & Northern Cape Benita Oelofsen benita@mpo.co.za 073 116 8544
MPO Eastern Cape Jana Rademeyer jana@mpo.co.za 071 856 5787
Agri Travel Anneke Kubannek anneke@agrivia.co.za 012 843 5724

The strategic core function of the MPO is to focus on sustainable dairy farming for all

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MPO Milk Bulletin 20 October 2017

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Interview with Hannes Nel – dairy farmer from the W Cape

Interview with Hannes Nel, dairy farmer from the W Cape:
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MPO Milk Bulletin 13 October 2017

LOCAL MARKET High alert warning about plant pests Following the recent outbreak of African army worm in canola and wheat in the Western Cape, plant pests
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