Bulawayo Agricultural Society

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Good day, farmers. The Bulawayo Agricultural Society annual show is only 6 weeks away - 23 to 27 April! All farmers are invited to participate, in any of our sections - cattle, sheep, goats, poultry and produce. Prize lists and entry forms are available from the office, 8am to 1pm, Monday to Friday. Please call on 029277668 or email [email protected] for further details.
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Thanks to all those who helped make the show possible.

The objects of the Society are to establish, hold, promote, etc., in Shows, Fairs & Exhibitions whic

CHIWENGA 08/06/2022

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Visit to the BAS during the 2022 show by His Excellency, the Vice President, hon Ret Gen C Chiwenga

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Photos from Bulawayo Agricultural Society's post 27/04/2022

Some pics from this year's edition of the show. Cattle judging tomorrow at 9am, by John Crawford. Show finishes on Saturday.

20/01/2022

Good morning and compliments of the season to you all. Please note that the 2022 edition of the Show is scheduled for 26th to 30th of April, all things being good. Will keep you posted.

02/09/2021

Good day, please be reminded that the 2021 edition of the Show will take place from 21st to 24th of September.

Members, please be advised that your badges are available for collection from the offices.

17/08/2021

We wish to advise that the BAS show and ZITF have been postponed to 21-24 September. We will put out the reviewed dates for delivery, etc., as soon as we have done them. Any inconvenience is sincerely regretted.

10/08/2021
28/04/2021

Good morning to you all. Please note that the 2021 edition of the Bulawayo Agricultural Show is due to take place from 20th to 23rd of July - notwithstanding any complications due to the current Covid pandemic. Further details will be supplied as and when they are made known to the office.

31/12/2020

Wishing all farmers and members a Happy New Year. May it bring you much health, wealth and happiness.

24/12/2020

Wishing all members, sponsors and followers a very merry Christmas. Be safe and enjoy your time of family, friends and festivities.

21/12/2020

Our dams are taking water

30/04/2020

It is with deep regret that I advise the sudden passing of our ex President and Honorary Life Vice-President, Paul Goodwin. Paul started his journey with the Society as a Junior member and became a Life Member in 1963. He was a Cattle Committee member from the late 60's until 1995, when he became President of the Society. He was a stalwart member of the Council from 1977 until 2015, when he retired.

Paul will forever be remembered as a Cattleman, first and foremost. His family bred the Africander and he later added Tuli to his portfolio. He was a breed judge, of International renown, having traveled to Kenya to judge on several occasions.

Paul was instrumental in setting up the BAS partnership with government in the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, a venture which stands as strong as it did in 1986.

Paul will be missed by us all... known for his strong tact and diplomacy, he was a true gentleman who will never be forgotten.

Our sincere condolences to his wife, Elspeth, and three children and their grandchildren. May His Dear Soul Rest in Eternal Peace.

01/05/2019

On behalf of the BAS, I would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous donations of cash or kind to all sections of the Society. Without you, the Show would never be the success that it is. The exhibitors were most appreciative that these companies could assist, especially in these tough times. Thank you, again, from the bottom of our hearts!

AGRIFOODS
AGRISEEDS
AUTOMOBILE ASSN OF ZIMBABWE
BAIN IMPLEMENTS
BAKELS
BONSA SPAR
BULAWAYO ABATTOIRS
C C SALES
CAPITAL FOODS
CARGILL SEEDS
CLINIQUE CARESS
COOPERS ZIMBABWE
COTTON COMPANY
DAVIS GRANITE
FEMINA GARMENTS
FIVET ANIMAL HEALTH
FORSTER IRRIGATION
HEADS & HOOVES
HIGROW/HAMARA
KANGO
KERSHELMAR DAIRY
KLEIN KAROO
LOBELS BISCUITS
LORNA ALSTON
NATIONAL FOODS
OLIVE GROVE
ORAP
PANNAR SEEDS
PIONEER SEEDS
PROFEEDS
RAINBOW BOOKS
SEEDCO LTD
TLC
TOYOTA ZIMBABWE
VETERINARY SERVICES
WINDMILL
ZIM FERTILISER COMPANY
ZIMPLOW

01/05/2019

REPORT ON THE 2019 SHOW

The BAS had a very successful Show. Numbers were up in nearly all sections, displaying the very best that the country has to offer. Business and agriculture mixed harmoniously, proving, once again, that Zimbabwe is open for business!

The Society was privileged to have received a visit from His Excellency, the Vice President of Zimbabwe, K Mohadi, who toured the cattle lines – meeting with one of the pedigree farmers and the Fatstock Championship pens and the winning farmer. Unfortunately, due to his tight schedule, His Excellency the President of Zimbabwe, Hon. E D Mnangagwa, and his Guest of Honour, Uganda’s President Museveni, were only able to pay a flying visit to the pedigree cattle section.

The Society and the Produce Section were honoured to receive the Minister of State for Bulawayo Metropolitan, Hon. Judith Ncube, as our Guest of Honour to officiate at the Produce section prizegiving ceremony. The Minister was very impressed at the quality of the exhibits within the Hall and praised the farmers for exhibiting, despite the challenges being experienced.

Cattle: a total of 90 head were judged in the Slaughter Stock section. The cattle were judged by Zeph Dhlamini and Dr Themba Dlodlo on Wednesday 25 April 2019 and the Champion Animal was won by Azondo Beefmasters – a steer weighing 695kg, which was auctioned at the sale for a sum of $4250. Azondo also won the Champion Pair of Oxen. The Androliakos family of Marcedale Farm won the Champion Pen of Ten Bullocks, Champion Pen of Five Oxen and the Champion Pen of Three Oxen.

Pedigree cattle on show were exhibited by Biano Simmentals, Caman Brahmans, A Dube, Matopos Research Station, Khami Prison and Esigodini Agricultural College, showcasing the Afrikander, Brahman, Beefmaster, Tuli and Nkone breeds – a total of 60 head. Pedigrees from clean, unvaccinated areas were allowed back to the Show after an absence of several years.

Crops: a total of 9 groups entered the competition and the Sebhumane Group from Nyaki won. A total of 1139 individual and 36 commercial entries were entered, 307 less than in 2018. This is attributable to the prevailing drought conditions within the region.

Sheep & Goats: This section saw a revival in 2018, which continued into 2019. A total of 33 sheep and 58 goats were on display – an increase of 32% in the sheep and 123% in the goats (an overall increase of 78%). The animals were judged by Mrs M Wilde and Mr J Sikosana. A new breed was shown, Kalahari Red Goats, together with Indigenous Sheep, Indigenous Goats and Boergoats.

Poultry: 182 birds were entered, slightly more than half of those exhibited in 2018! This was due to the reduction in number of birds per entry (3/5 down to 2), as per the exhibitors’ request. The Champion Rooster was won by K Ndlovu with an Australorp and the Champion Hen was won by T Crawford with a Buff Orpington.

Home Industries: as usual, an interesting display of iced cakes, needlework, art, etc., was exhibited in the Hall with a total of 652 entries.

Horses: the Committee put on a small Horse show, due to financial constraints, but remains one the most popular events at the Show.

The Society’s main arena was, once again, filled to the brim with sponsor companies, who showcased their farming implements, tractors, vehicles, seed, veterinary products, etc. For the first time, the Society introduced a trophy for the Best Overall Agricultural Stand, which was won by the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement.

In conclusion, the Society would like to thank all sponsors, exhibitors and members, as well as the public, for the tremendous support received from each and every one. The success of the Show depends on the unity of purpose from all stakeholders to ensure the continued wellbeing of the Show, and the Society, as a whole.

MRS N ADLAM
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

17/04/2019

Quick update on entries:
Slaughter cattle: 90
Pedigree cattle: 60
Crops: 9 groups, 1153 individual
Poultry: 140 birds
Sheep & Goats: 91
Home Industries: 652

We are looking forward to an excellent show - numbers are up in all sections and our arena will be filled to the brim with sponsor companies and others.

We hope to see you all at the 2019 edition of the BAS Show!

17/04/2019

We are less than one week away from the Show! Members please note that your tickets are available for collection from the offices, until Monday 22nd April. We will be working all the holidays, 8am to 4:30pm, except Sunday where we will finish at 1pm.

08/04/2019

We are two weeks away from the 2019 Show!!!

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14/03/2019

Good news! BAS is reviving the cattle carcass competition and have secured a sponsor for 2019! Wholesale Beef have agreed to fund this competition. The BAS thanks you for your continued support! For details, please contact the office.

15/02/2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mike Wood, loving husband to Trish and father to Hazel, Brigid and Craig. Life Member of the Society.

We wish to advise all who would like to attend, that his Memorial Service will be held at Mystique, Marion Road, Eloana, on Monday 18th February at 2pm.

We ask that you to please bring a plate to share for afternoon tea and any fond memories you have of our special husband, Dad and Grandpa.

07/01/2019

Compliments of the Season to you all. May your 2019 be healthy and prosperous! The office has reopened today and the staff hit the ground running to get the 2019 Show on the road. Onwards and upwards!

20/12/2018

Dear Members,

The President, Council and Staff of the Bulawayo Agricultural Society would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a merry Christmas and a successful 2019.

Please note that our offices will be closed from Friday 21st December 2018 to Monday7th January 2019.

The dates for our Annual Show will be 23rd to 27th April 2019.

04/12/2018

After the Annual General Meeting held on 12 November 2018, the following were elected:

President - Mr I S Dube
Vice-President, Finance - Mr A R Rowland
Vice-President, Agriculture - Mrs M G Wilde
Council members - Mr R Wakefield, Mr D Nyoni, Mr L Mukombwe
BAS representative to ZITF Board - MR P Ncube
BAS Representatives to Show Management - Mr C P D Goodwin and Mr D Nyoni
Committee Chairmen - Mr O Chinhamo (Cattle)
Mr D Nyoni (Produce)
Mr B Noko (Poultry)
Mrs M G Wilde (Sheep & Goats)

We wish them well in their endeavours as they continue to work for the betterment of the Society and the 2019 Show.

Photos from Luipaardsvlei Brahman Stud's post 01/08/2018

Photos from Luipaardsvlei Brahman Stud's post

16/05/2018

Bulawayo Agricultural Show 2018

The BAS had one of its most successful Shows ever. Numbers were up in nearly all sections, displaying the very best that the country has to offer. Business and agriculture mixed harmoniously, proving that Zimbabwe is indeed open for business!

The Society was privileged to have received visits from His Excellency, the President of Zimbabwe, E D Mnangagwa (our Patron), as well as the Vice President, Gen. (Rtd) Dr C Chiwenga, Hon. Dr M Bimha, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development, Hon. Chief Air Marshall (Rtd) P Shiri, Minister of Agriculture, Lands and Rural Resettlement, and the ZITF Company Chairman, Ms. R. B. Ncube. These VIP’s all toured the Cattle, Produce and Home Industries sections. We thank them for taking the time to visit the Society and see the excellent efforts from all our farmers.

In addition, the Society assisted with the launch of the Command Livestock initiative. The BAS housed the 200 heifers which were dispersed to worthy recipients from Matabeleland North and South and hosted His Excellency, the Vice-President of Zimbabwe, as he personally presented the heifers to their proud new owners. The promotion of agriculture is the very heart of the Society and we are proud to be associated with the Government’s Command Agriculture and Livestock programmes. We trust that the Society will be able to assist Government, in the future, with these projects and we wish them every success.

Cattle: a total of 193 head were judged in the Slaughter Stock section. The cattle were judged by Zeph Dhlamini and Dr Themba Dlodlo on Wednesday 25 April 2018 and the Champion Animal was won by Marcedale Farm – a steer weighing 660kg, which was auctioned at the sale for a sum of $2025. The Androliakos family also won the Champion Pen of Ten Bullocks, Champion Pen of Five Oxen and the Champion Pen of Three Oxen. The Champion Pair of Oxen was won by L Stanton.

Pedigree cattle on show were exhibited by Matopos Research Station, Khami Prison and Esigodini Agricultural College, showcasing the Afrikander, Tuli and Nkone breeds – a total of 40 head.

Crops: a total of 8 groups entered the competition and the Mathole Group from Bubi won. A total of 1445 individual and 37 commercial entries have been entered, 300 less than in 2017. This is attributable to the fact that the rains were late and the crops had too much moisture content.

Sheep & Goats: This section saw a revival in 2018. A total of 25 sheep and 26 goats were on display, and were judged by Mrs M Wilde.

Poultry: over 320 birds were entered, more than double the amount from 2018! The Champion Rooster was won by V Kwaramba with a Plymouth Rock and the Champion Hen was won by Matopos Research Station with a Bushveld.

Home Industries: as usual, an interesting display of iced cakes, needlework, art, etc., was exhibited in the Hall.

Horses: the Committee put on a small Horse show, due to financial constraints, but remains one the most popular events at the Show.

The Society’s main arena was, once again, filled to the brim with sponsor companies, who showcased their farming implements, tractors, vehicles, seed, veterinary products, etc.

In conclusion, the Society would like to thank all sponsors, exhibitors and members, as well as the public, for the tremendous support received from each and every one. The success of the Show depends on the unity of purpose from all stakeholders to ensure the continued wellbeing of the Show, and the Society, as a whole.

MRS N ADLAM
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Timeline photos 28/04/2018

The Patron of the Society, His Excellency the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, visiting the BAS - touring the fat stock pens with the Farmer of the year, Chris Androliakos, of Marcedale farm.

19/04/2018

Judging in the needlework, knitting, crochet, homecraft, rehabilitation and art sections of the Home Industries will take place tomorrow. Good luck to the contestants and hope the judges enjoy their day!

03/04/2018

Gentle reminder! The Show starts exactly 3 weeks today!!!

Bulawayo Agricultural Society updated their business hours. 28/03/2018

Bulawayo Agricultural Society updated their business hours.

Bulawayo Agricultural Society updated their business hours.

Bulawayo Agricultural Society updated their website address. 28/03/2018

Bulawayo Agricultural Society updated their website address.

Bulawayo Agricultural Society updated their website address.

Bulawayo Agricultural Society updated their phone number. 28/03/2018

Bulawayo Agricultural Society updated their phone number.

Bulawayo Agricultural Society updated their phone number.

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