Projects

Plaas Media is involved in several projects that were conceptualised and created by the company, and made possible through the forging of key partnerships.

Toyota SA National Young Auctioneer Competition

The Toyota SA National Young Auctioneer Competition was by Plaas Media in 2013 and is presented under the banner of Veeplaas and Stockfarm. The competition is held annually to promote the livestock auctioneering profession, one of the pillars of the South African livestock industry.
Participants are judged in categories according to rostrum performance, livestock knowledge and industry knowledge.

For more information, contact Michelle Verster on 083 375 4641 or michelle@plaasmedia.co.za
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The Santam Agriculture National Silage Competition

The Santam Agriculture National Silage Competition is a Plaas Media competition presented annually under the banner of its magazine brands, Veeplaas and Stockfarm. The goal of the competition is to make a contribution towards the promotion of good silage-making practices.

For more information, contact Michelle Verster on 083 375 4641 or michelle@plaasmedia.co.za
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PLAAS Agricultural Youth Foundation

The PLAAS Agricultural Youth Foundation was formally established in 2017 and acts as the umbrella body under which the Veeplaas School Herds Programme and other school related projects are run. The Foundation is managed by a body of founding members from well-known agricultural companies and corporates, as well as well the South African Agricultural Teachers’ Association.

For more information, contact Albert Loubser on 082 562 2188 or albert@plaasmedia.co.za

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Old Mutual Agricultural Student of the Year Competition

In 2018 Old Mutual joined forces with Plaas Media, to be the main sponsor of the media house’s latest empowering project, the Agricultural Student of the Year Competition. This pioneering competition aims to inspire and encourage students to consider pursuing careers in the field of agriculture. Every year student’s have to enter essays on prescribed topics and a panel of judges follow a strict protocol to select the finalists. A final round is held at ALFA in Parys, where the winners are selected in three categories.

For more information, contact Michelle Verster on 083 375 4641 or michelle@plaasmedia.co.za
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ALFA

ALFA or the African Livestock Trade Fair, is an initiative of Plaas Media and the Agribusiness Institute.
The expo opened its doors for the first time in 2017 and has since grown into a leading event on the South African livestock calendar. It is held in Parys in the Free State every year during September and allows livestock producers and industry suppliers to network, compete and celebrate each other’s achievements during a variety of shows, seminars, workshops, competitions and a gala event.

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