Writes Tjonane Matla:
The 7th to 15th of April 2018 are busy days for the World Merino Farmers as they shall be hosting the 10th WMC in Mondevideo in Uruguay. This Conference is organised by the Uruguayan Merino Breeders Society with the support of the World Federation of Merino Breeders. The World Conference convenes every four years the International community related with the Merino breed. One of the main objectives is to encourage the participation and massive networking of researchers, breeders and companies or institutions related to the breed as well as encourage the participation of students from different areas as they will be the future Merino breeders.
The World Federation member countries are Argentina, Australia, France, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Uruguay and USA. Interest in the Conference has also already been received from other countries such as Turkey, Canada and Chile. Lesotho shall be represented by the Lesotho Wool and Mohair Growers Association (LWMGA) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer being Mokoenehi Thinyane and Lefu Lehloba respectively.
The previous Conference was held in South Africa with over 200 international visitors joining a similar number of South African breeders, scientists and other industry personnel. We should also recall that while in South Africa four years ago, His Majesty King Letsie III was as well invited and he had a role of being the opening ceremony keynote speaker.
We are here revealing from our archives two of the important articles that were published in the Silo Volume 05 – Issue No 4 of April 2014.