​A National Advisory Committee advises the ARC-Animal Improvement Institute on technical matters and changing needs of the beef cattle industry. The National Advisory Committee consists of representatives from the various sectors of the beef cattle industry, namely the Red Meat Producers Organisation (RPO), SA Semen and Embryo Group (SAVSEG), Registering Authorities, Department of Agriculture (the Registrar of Animal Improvement), INTERGIS Management Committee and representatives of the six Regional Advisory Committees, representing participants in the Scheme. The guidance provided by the Advisory Committee has made an important contribution towards the success of the Scheme.

Beef Cattle Improvement Scheme
Animal Recording and Improvement

 

Present Representatives

ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL BEEF CATTLE IMPROVEMENT SCHEME

Member

Organisation

Portfolio

Mr C. J. J. Pieterse

Irene Regional Advisory Committee

Chairman

Mr R. T. Clark

Eastern Cape Regional Advisory Committee

Vice-Chairman

Mr L. Bergh

ARC-Livestock Business Division – Animal Production

Secretary

Mr S de Jager

Vryburg Regional Advisory Committee

Member

Mr G. Edlmann

KZN Regional Advisory Committee

Member

Mr B Mong

Western Cape Regional Advisory Committee

Member

Mr G. W Roux

Redmeat Producers Organisation (RPO) &
Free State Regional Advisory Committee

Member

Dr R de la Rey

South African Veterinary Semen and Embryo Group (SAVSEG)

Member

Mr Joël Mamobolo

Registrar of Livestock Improvement and Identification, NDA

Member

Dr M. M. Scholtz

Programme Leader: Beef, Dairy & Biotechnology, ARC-Animal Improvement Institute

Member

Mr L. E. Matjuda

Group Leader: Animal Breeding, Genetics & Reproduction, ARC-Livestock Business Division – Animal Production

Member

Dr J. van der Westhuizen

Group Leader: Livestock Recording & Improvement,
ARC-Livestock Business Division – Animal Production

Member

Mr J. P. Grey

INTERGIS Management Committee (INCO)

Member

Dr P. van Rooyen

Registering authorities* (using the INTERGIS for purposes of performance testing)

Member

Mr C. Hunlun

SA Studbook & Livestock Improvement Association

Co-opted

Mr R. G. Gerhard

ARC-Livestock Business Division – Animal Production

Co-opted