The Magalies Pedi Group open day

The Magalies Pedi Group is arranging an open day group discussion and presentation at Wickedfood Earth. The Magalies Pedi Group is in the process of getting the indigenous Pedi sheep breed declared a Slow Food Presidium.

The Pedi sheep breed occurred originally south of the Soutpansberg and are typical of indigenous sheep found in our area (from Northern Gauteng, north). It is an easy sheep to farm with and produces a good quality meat as well as a distinctive hair hide. The breed is adapted to a harsh environment and can tolerate various stressful conditions including heat and drought. The breed can walk long distances. It is both a browser and grazer, is robust and has a good tolerance against the usual diseases and parasites in our area.

Date: 15 July 2017 @ 9:00.

Venue: Wickedfood Earth, near Hekpoort (see website for directions).

Guest Speakers:

  • Prof Piet van der Merwe, a founding member of the Pedi breeders assn. and pure breed Pedi farmer for over 30 years, and
  • Slow Food representative to talk about the importance of preserving rare breeds as a Presidium, and how Slow Food can work with us to preserve and add value to the breed.

Objective of discussion: To preserve and promote the Pedi Sheep breed and ensure its survival as a viable commercial breed.

Cost: R50 to cover cost of the speakers. Tea and coffee provided.

Food: For those who want to network after the event, either:

  • bring your own lunch and drinks, there will be a fire for those who want to braai; or
  • Wickedfood Earth will be providing (pre-booking essential for catering purposes –
    • Kop & pootjies with rice @ R30 per plate;
    • Farm-made beef boerewors @ R50/500g, for braaiing;
    • Mutton sausage – Sosatie, and herb & feta flavours @ R40/300g, for braaiing.

RSVP: Please indicate by email if you will join this event. Feel free to ask should you require more details. Max (082) 334-3471, Mike 060 761-0885.