Mash West Agri-Tour

15 May 2019.

Today my job took me out of town in the north westerly direction to Chinhoyi. As I drove over the Great Dyke, it seemed as if I entered another parallel universes where time operates on a different scale, slowing down to a sedate pace. I left the hustle and bustle of Harare behind me and arrived at my destination already in a calmer state of mind.

The field day, on the Chinhoyi/Chegutu link road, was worth every bit of the fuel and time spent. The cattle farmer hosting the event, an expert through many years of experience had also enlisted the services of other cattle breeders. These farmers are all passionate about promoting the cattle they raise. Those who came to the field day had none better to get livestock advice from. I myself was so pleased I had made the effort to attend. I honestly think field days gatherings are invaluable sources of information and a great way to network. Getting away from the desk and spending a day in the Zimbabwean winter sunshine was food for my soul as well as being work.

I’ve said this before but will say this again – my mind comes away from such outings refreshed and recharged. I am heartened to see such passion in farming still exists and that there is such a willingness to share experiences.

The future of cattle farming in Zimbabwe is in good hands with people like this on the ground.

On another note, it’s back to the grindstone and layout for our latest issue begins in earnest. Preparations to participate in the ADMA Agrishow are underway and it looks like it’s going to be another cracker of an event. Do make sure to take the time to visit the show and take a wander around.

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