Excitement is building for the first Mpumalanga Show taking place from 31 August to 3 September 2017 at the Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit. The Show will be the biggest event of its kind in the province and exhibitions will focus on agriculture, forestry, wildlife and tourism.
The Mpumalanga Show will feature workshops and discussions aimed at enhancing dialogue in the agricultural industry, especially between government and farmers. Business breakfasts providing financial outlooks and panel discussions between government and farmers are on the morning programme. In the evenings visitors can kick back and enjoy the entertainment on offer.
Agriculture to take centre stage
Agriculture will take centre stage at the show and farmers can look forward to a wide variety of tractors, machinery and inputs on display. The subtropical fruit production sector will receive special attention and a dedicated subtropical arena will provide a one stop shop for farmers looking for the latest innovations in inputs and processing equipment.
Livestock farmers will not be disappointed with the 18 cattle breeds on display, which includes Ngunis, Bonsmaras, Romagnolas and Dexters. There will also be five sheep breeds on display including Pedi and Merinos as well as goats such as the Xhosa lob-ear and Angora’s.
Other highlights will include demonstrations of the milking process, tasting fresh milk, sheep shearing demonstrations and more.
One of the highlights of the show is the 100 horses that will take part in the Western Mounted Games and tent pegging. Members of the Springbok gymkhana team will show off their skills in the tent pegging competition while the Western Mounted Games will see riders battling it out between the obstacle courses. The wildlife section will feature crocodiles, birds of prey and a cheetah.
The show programme hosts a variety of other activities as well. For more information visit www.mpumalangashow.com. – Press release