WRSA is hosting a Buffalo Symposium on 20 May 2023 at Castle de Wildt in Modimolle.

Experts will be on hand to advise members about:

• the latest processes with respect to buffalo ranch registration,
• movement, keeping, and housing requirements,
• biosecurity, disease updates and disease control, particularly FMD and brucellosis in SA, and
• updates on the latest industry technical developments, including the innovative, one-year test pilot programme for the privatisation and movement of buffalo.

Attendees will also have access to assistance and real-time guidance to register on the WRSAPortal and the process to apply for new BU numbers which is replacing the old WR numbers through the portal.

Venue: Castle de Wildt, Modimolle
Date: Saturday, 20 May 2023

BOOK NOW to secure your seat at this year’s WRSA Buffalo Symposium!

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TimeTopic / ActivityPurposeFacilitator
08:30Arrival, Symposium registration, BU ranch registration, and in-person training and facilitationCoffee and tea availableWRSAPortal support
10:00WelcomeRichard York
10:15National Biosecurity updateBrucellosis,
Foot and Mouth Disease,
Risks of mixing cattle and buffalo
Prof Anita Michel / Dr Livio Heath
11:00Technical updatesWRSAPortal registration,
Authorized veterinarian proposal,
CPD Training,
Buffalo VPN
WRSA / Dr David Pretorius / Dr Richard Burroughs
12:30Industry updatesTOPS,
Lion Task team
Richard York
13:00Light lunch
14:00Electronic Registration system, BU ranch registration, and in-person training and facilitationWRSAPortal support

Online Booking

BU Application document checklist

Members can register for the new BU number (which is replacing the old WR numbers) through the WRSAPortal.

Please have electronic copies of the following documents on hand to submit with the registration:

  • ID Document
  • Proof of Residence
  • Proof of ownership of buffalo
  • Nature Conservation letter for adequate fencing
  • Title deed for applying ranch

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