The MPO Western Cape hosted three successful Farmers’ Days in Swellendam, George and Durbanville, respectively from 14 to 16 March 2017. Dairy farmers who attended will agree that they obtained valuable, practical management tools at the events. “You can’t change your past but you can change your future” was the key message from Aidan Bomford who shared advice on the critical analysis of statistics and how to apply them. He emphasised the importance of interrogating all figures submitted – by analysing graphs and doing your own calculations while focusing on the major expenses. Daneel Rossouw from Nedbank said: “In a world that is changing quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks”, in his presentation about stewardship and risk prevention.
Dr Chris van Dijk, MPO CEO informed milk producers about the MPO’s strategic direction and plans for 2017.
MPO Western Cape chairman Philip Blanckenberg said he was pleased by the success of the events. He added that the MPO would like to express its thanks towards the sponsors and the organisers, all of whom had contributed to the success of the day.
Published on Saturday, 27th May 2017 - 12:15