UPPING YOUR GAME
DATE: Tuesday, 26 April 2016
VENUE: The Farm Inn Country Hotel & Wildlife Sanctuary
TIME: 08h30 Registration and Breakfast | 09h00 Start to 12h30
ADDRESS: Silverlakes Road, Silverlakes, Pretoria East, 0021 DOWNLOAD MAP
Last year was the hottest year globally and coupled with a volatile rand and the 2015/2016 growing season set to be the driest in the century, this is, to say the very least, a tough time to be a game and livestock farmer, not to mention being the business of insuring them.
In the first of its kind, RISKAFRICA has partnered with Santam, the country’s leading short-term insurer, to provide those in the industry with valuable insight into this niche but essential sector. Our varied and experienced speaker panel will address answers concerning the risks attached to this area, how we mitigate them, what key developments are planned for in the not so distant future and what steps need to be taken to ensure the longevity of the sector.
SANTAM AGRI PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Coming from an insurance family, Emil completed his honours degree in industrial psychology before entering the insurance sector where he assisted with training and development. More recently, he has joined the agriculture department at Santam, South Africa’s leading short-term insurer, and provides a fascinating summary on the segmentation of farming activities, with game as the latest and newest trend.
INDIVIDUAL IDENTIFICATION RISK MANAGEMENT
Rachelle has over 25 years of experience in structural and precision engineering and project management and is the co-inventor of the multi-species GMPBasic® Livestock Identification Traceability Management Platform. Her presentation is part of her continuous efforts towards standardisation and international compliance for livestock, companion animals, wildlife and birds as well as her active involved in several identification and traceability rollouts.
DR PW PRINLSOO
INTERVENTIONS TO ENSURE FOOD, INCOME, JOB AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC SECURITY IN THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY TO DEAL WITH THE IMPACT OF THE DROUGHT
Dr Prinsloo is a full-time general dentist and beef, sheep and boer goat farmer from Queenstown, Eastern Cape. As the vice chairperson of the National Red Meat Producers Organisation, he gives a compelling summary of the effects of the recent drought on South African commodities and outlines government interventions which are needed to curb impending and future risk.
DR PAUL LUBOUT
GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE GAME INDUSTRY, TRENDS AND RISKS
Dr Lubout has been employed in various posts in agriculture and the scientific community including agricultural advisor, senior lecturer, assistant professor, professor and head of department and dean of science and agriculture. In 2012, Dr Lubout began Wildlife Stud Services (WS2), of which he is currently the head genetic advisor and managing director. He provides an in-depth overview of the local and global game industry as well as the trends and risks attached to it.
DR DANIE ODENDAAL
REAL TIME DISEASE RECORDING AND ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE LIVESTOCK DISEASE STATUS AND DETERMINATION OF REPRODUCTIVE STATUS
Dr Odendaal is a qualified veterinarian who for the past 11 years has worked as a private veterinary consultant to the livestock industry. He is also the director of Veterinarian Network, and Afrivet training services. In his presentation, Dr Odenhaal will explain how the management and prevention of diseases and maintaining of reproductive status must be based on identified risks in real time through electronic technology.