NERPO Livestock Syndicate Scheme

What is NERPO Livestock Syndicate Scheme?

“NERPO Livestock Syndicate Scheme” is a strategy of organising small holder livestock farmers into syndicates with an aim of linking the with red meat valu chain.

What is a Syndicate?

In this context a Syndicate means a group of farmers that have organised themselves into a consortium primarily for collective livestock marketing in a specified Local or District Municipality.

How to join NERPO Syndicate?

Acquire a NERPO Syndicate application form from NERPO Office/download from NERPO website and submit to NERPO for vetting to check if you qualify.

Who qualifies?

Any livestock farmer or farming entity on communal land who can be able to provide 10 cattle for sale per annum. Any livestock farmer or farming entity on private/leased land who can be able to provide 20 cattle for sale per annum. Any livestock farmer or farming entity who can be able to provide 60 sheep/goats for sale per annum.

Obligation and costs to members of the syndicate

Each member will have to sign a binding contract, indicating the minimum number of animals that he/she or his/ her livestock farming entity will supply and the times of year that these animals will be offered. A membership fee of R1,500 payable annually effective from 1st of January 2015. Each member is entitled to pay 5% commission per animal sold at point of sale.

Benefits to members of the syndicate

Farmer training is paramount – to reduce inter-calving period, improve calving %, improve herd management and produce a product that fit market requirements. Training and mentorship programme of 2-day contact sessions per quarter and mentorship in the intervening period. NERPO will support the farmers with inputs (e.g. vaccines, stock remedies and feed supplements), which could be paid for at point of sale. NERPO will organise easier access to breeding stock. NERPO Marketng Agency will organise market for stock that will be sold by the syndicates. NERPO will facilitate that syndicates acquire shareholding to feedlots and abattoirs they supply with stock and receive dividents.

Benefits to NERPO

Fulfillment of the organisation’s objectives of facilitating members’ access to markets, technical support and finance. Improve the capacity of the syndicates and the organisation at district, provincial and national levels in terms of bargaining power and lobbying and advocacy. Ensuring membership increase & stability.

For more information please contact :

Ms Mando Nkutshweu OR Ms Briner Mathekgane at NERPO Office: Tel: 012 492 1383 / E-mail: /

INVITATION TO JOIN NERPO LIVESTOCK SYNDICATE COMPETITION

Dear NERPO Member,

It gives us an immense pleasure to invite you to the 2017 Annual NERPO Livestock Syndicate Scheme Competition. The main purpose of the competition is twofold, namely to encourage NERPO farmers to become commercial farmers and to encourage the corporate sector as well as the government to be part of NERPO’s initiative of commercialising smallholder farmers.

The following competition categories would be contested for both small and large stock:

Best freehold farmer with a herd of above 100 breeding cows OR 600 small stock
Best freehold farmer with a herd of between 50 and 100 breeding cows OR between 300 and 600 small stock
Best communal farmer with a herd of between 50 and 100 breeding cows OR between 300 and 600 small stock
Best managed and performing syndicate (See section C)
Best field facilitator (See section D)

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