Genetic research on Brahman breed sought

May 24, 2013, 4:13 pm

First National Bank of Namibia and the Namibian Brahman Breeders Society (NBBS) recently signed an agreement that will look at genetic research and development programs of this particular breed of cattle.
The agreement to the value of N$ 200 000 was signed at the annual breeders’ day in Grootfontein.
Head of FNB Agriculture Division Christo Viljoen says: “ We are excited that we are able to assist the NBBS with the projects they are busy with. The Agriculture division of FNB Namibia strives to remain at the forefront of knowledge, product enhancement as well as superior customer service delivery. This agreement is thus in line with our vision for agriculture and farming in Namibia,” he said.
President of the NBBS, Mecki Schneider thanked FNB Namibia for their continuous support and involvement.
“The support and contribution by FNB agriculture division is of vital importance for the developmental projects such as international genetic evaluation and genomic profiles of Brahman worldwide,” he said.
He added that it will then ensure that Brahman, as the most successful and biggest cattle breed in Namibia, remain at the forefront of international and technological development,” he said.