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The SPSA National Prestige Show 2012

Founded in February 2012, Show Poultry Southern Africa (SPSA) was established to safeguard the interests of standard bred show poultry including chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and the displaying of eggs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vereeniging — Poultry clucked and feathers ruffled wildly in the winter cold at the Vaal Show Grounds on Friday 29 June 2012. But the cold weather didn’t scare any fancier interested in showing their prized birds.

In fact, participation in the first annual National Prestige Show has been overwhelming as 26 exhibitors entered the contest, bringing with them nearly 580 entries, making it the biggest poultry show in the Vaal, but all went extremely smooth. The hall was great – lots of space!! The show was a great success! The day went well and all the exhibitors enjoyed themselves.

Judges all commented on the good quality and condition of the birds on display.

Corrie Coetzee of Mokopane (Potgietersrus) was the most successful local exhibitor, winning the Large Hard Feather and Bantam Hard Feather category and also winning Best Bird of the Show with his Ko-Shamo Game cock. Gerhard van Tonder of Pretoria came second winning the Large Soft Feather and Bantam Soft Feather categories. Jaco de Wet of Tzaneen came third winning the Turkey and Duck categories and Constant Laubscher of Carltonville came fourth winning the True Bantam category.

The club is always ready to help and educate members of the public on keeping standard bred show poultry and provide advice for people wanting a few hens for eggs at home. Additional advice is also given to more serious breeders. They advise on all aspects of keeping birds including housing, and basic veterinary care, as well as helping to choose the most suitable breed.

Jaco de Wet

Published

July 2012

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WHY A NEW ORGANISATION

 

First why POULTRYCLUBSA?

During the annual general meeting of Bosveld Poultry Club in  November 2011, the members of the club requested a name change. The chairman proposed another name but the name Poultry Club SA was proposed by another member and the members voted for this name to be used in future. Notice was given to SASPO in November 2011 of the name change and the new constitution was also attached. The new constitution was not distributed to the SASPO Committee but it was put on the table during the February 2012 meeting where our new name and constitution were not approved.

The result  being that the club was not a SASPO affiliated club anymore. At that stage all membership fees of Poultry Club SA for 2012 were already paid to SASPO. Pretoria Poultry Club then adopted all the members of Poultry Club SA as they, ‘legally’, did not belong to any SASPO affiliated club!

What now?
Pretoria was not in a position to conduct any of the poultry shows in Limpopo and Nelspruit, where commitments had already been made to the different Agri Show committees to host the shows at those venues. What would have happened to the sponsors that we worked so hard to get? The Tzaneen and Nelspruit sponsors would never have sponsored Pretoria Poultry Club; the club is not from their region!  We also needed a new structure (organisation) as a controlling body. The name “Show Poultry Southern Africa” was also not the proposal of the chairman of Poultry Club SA, but it was proposed by our members and they voted for this name – out of four different names.

 

All of us need to promote show poultry in Southern Africa.

 

This article was published by Jaco de Wet on 5 May 2012