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WAGYU WEANERS WANTED

If you want to sell Wagyu Cross weaners WhatsApp message Jacques Pieters at +27 71 365 9910 your email address. He will respond with the relevant information via email and make contact as soon as the information is processed.

Commencement of CPG Audits 2023

CPG will commence with the annual audits for 2023 starting in March. Last year the audits were carried out online due to FMD. However, this year audits will be carried out on-site. Please take note of the following:

  • All CWB members are to be audited annually.
  • Action taken to correct findings from previous audits must be shown. Send an email to tumisang@wagyu.org.za if you have not received your previous audit report.
  • An audit can only be postponed once.
  • To decrease the travel cost of the auditor, audits are scheduled on route. If an audit was postponed the member will be solely responsible for the travel cost of the auditor.
  • The office will send out the scheduled audit dates via email.
  • The CPG auditor will contact the member to confirm the time of the audit by latest a week before the audit is to take place.

Members who do not show up for their scheduled audit automatically fail the audit. A subsequent audit will be scheduled, and both the failed and subsequent audits will be billed to the member. To prevent a failed audit due to lack of attendance, contact the CWB office as soon as possible:

  • Check when your audit is scheduled and set a reminder for yourself.
  • Notify CWB immediately if your contact details or the contact person have changed.
  • Notify CWB in writing if you are unable to attend the audit for any reason. The notice must be given at least 2 weeks before the audit is scheduled to take place. Note that the audit can only be moved once.
  • Notify CWB if the auditor has not contacted you at least one week in advance telephonically or via email to confirm the date and time of the scheduled audit.
  • Familiarize yourself with the criteria of CWB that apply to your business. The CWB audit booklet can be downloaded at https://wagyu.org.za/manuals-breedplan/
  • If you are unsure about any of the requirements you can contact CWB directly or schedule a farm visit before the audit. To schedule a farm audit please send an email to tumisang@wagyu.org.za.
  • Notify CWB immediately on the day of the audit if the auditor has not contacted you and failed to carry out the audit, to avoid being billed for a failed audit due to lack of attendance.

Compliance with the CWB protocol, as well as the successful completion of the audit, remains the responsibility of all CWB members. The office is available to assist with any enquiries. As well as making farm visits before the start of the audit. Contact Tumi in the office by email at tumisang@wagyu.org.za or by phone at +27514921852. The auditors (CPG) can also be contacted by email at elizra@ltlgroup.global or auditor16@ltlgroup.global and by phone at +27 10 010 0685 or +27 76 145 9149.

Commencement of CPG Audits 2023

CPG will commence with the annual audits for 2023 starting in March. Last year the audits were carried out online due to FMD. However, this year audits will be carried out on-site. Please take note of the following:

  • All CWB members are to be audited annually.
  • Action taken to correct findings from previous audits must be shown. Send an email to tumisang@wagyu.org.za if you have not received your previous audit report.
  • An audit can only be postponed once.
  • To decrease the travel cost of the auditor, audits are scheduled on route. If an audit was postponed the member will be solely responsible for the travel cost of the auditor.
  • The office will send out the scheduled audit dates via email.
  • The CPG auditor will contact the member to confirm the time of the audit by latest a week before the audit is to take place.

Members who do not show up for their scheduled audit automatically fail the audit. A subsequent audit will be scheduled, and both the failed and subsequent audits will be billed to the member. To prevent a failed audit due to lack of attendance, contact the CWB office as soon as possible:

  • Check when your audit is scheduled and set a reminder for yourself.
  • Notify CWB immediately if your contact details or the contact person have changed.
  • Notify CWB in writing if you are unable to attend the audit for any reason. The notice must be given at least 2 weeks before the audit is scheduled to take place. Note that the audit can only be moved once.
  • Notify CWB if the auditor has not contacted you at least one week in advance telephonically or via email to confirm the date and time of the scheduled audit.
  • Familiarize yourself with the criteria of CWB that apply to your business. The CWB audit booklet can be downloaded at https://wagyu.org.za/manuals-breedplan/
  • If you are unsure about any of the requirements you can contact CWB directly or schedule a farm visit before the audit. To schedule a farm audit please send an email to tumisang@wagyu.org.za.
  • Notify CWB immediately on the day of the audit if the auditor has not contacted you and failed to carry out the audit, to avoid being billed for a failed audit due to lack of attendance.

Compliance with the CWB protocol, as well as the successful completion of the audit, remains the responsibility of all CWB members. The office is available to assist with any enquiries. As well as making farm visits before the start of the audit. Contact Tumi in the office by email at tumisang@wagyu.org.za or by phone at +27514921852. The auditors (CPG) can also be contacted by email at elizra@ltlgroup.global or auditor16@ltlgroup.global and by phone at +27 10 010 0685 or +27 76 145 9149.

January was world carnivore month

Living healthily is constantly being discussed and promoted in the media. Weight loss programs and diets are continuously recycled and renewed. The latest up-and-coming trend is named the carnivore diet. The diet was written by Shawn Baker in his book ‘Carnivore Diet’ released in 2019 and accounts for his journey to becoming an unabating carnivore. Carnivore is used as an identifying term to indicate the lifestyle choice of a person that includes a large portion of meat in their diet and is used in the same manner as vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, etc. In a nutshell, the carnivore diet encourages people to only eat animal-based ingredients and exclude all plant-based food ingredients from the diet. This diet claims to help with weight, diabetes, depression, autoimmune disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dedicated followers of the carnivore diet have adapted the diet further into a more restrictive diet named the lion diet. The lion diet is said to be a healing elimination diet with all the benefits of the carnivore diet as well as improved gut health. The lion diet differentiates itself by only including food ingredients from ruminant species, salt, and water in the diet.

January was designated as world carnivore month and celebrated for the first time in 2020. The month is celebrated by committing to a 31-day meat-only eating plan. Let us know in what capacity you celebrated world carnivore month by tagging us in your social media posts, use the handles #ilovesawagyu #wagyusa

The Wagyu Seminar 2023 – Basic principles to manage good herd health?

The second Wagyu Seminar 2023 is scheduled on the 10th of February 2023 @ 11h00. This time we are talking to Dr Danie Odendaal on ‘Basic principles to manage good herd health’. Danie is a veterinarian and founder of the Veterinary Network, i.e., V-Net. Here he has established a national disease recording system that works with veterinarians nationwide to track the spread of disease and act preventatively. Farmers and their herd veterinarians can become part of this innovative animal health solution. Enquiries can be sent to ika@exsell.org.za. CWB will also be working closely with Danie, and he has made an electronic 12-month vaccination guide available. To get access to this guide an email can be sent to office@wagyu.org.za. All members, family, and staff are invited to attend this seminar, as attendance is free. Register at office@wagyu.org.za. We look forward to having this discussion with Danie and engaging with him more through CWB.