Achievements

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Criteria for merit awards

The Drakensberger breeders association value its members and is intensely aware of the huge contribution made by each member towards the development of the breed, especially the improvement of our beloved Drakensberger cattle.

The breeders association would like to give acknowledgement to its members for long service and continuous work towards the development and promotion of the Drakensberger and the association’s members.

The following criteria will be applied where applicable:

  • Long service in positions within the association
  • Long service as Selector/ inspector
  • Involvement with study groups and information days
  • Presentation of courses and seminars
  • Publication of leading articles in agricultural magazines
  • Exemplary performance data of a herd
  • Loyalty (unwavering believe in the breed) and integrity (honesty)
  • Support of the association council initiatives
  • Any significant deed to promote the Drakensberger breed and the breeders association



Elite Bull– 2016

Elite Bull– 2015 

Elite Bull– 2014 

Elite Bull– 2013 


Certificate colours linked to years service and/or membership will be used as basis for merit awards:

BRONZE

Is awarded to breeders that has been a Drakensberger breeder association member for 5 years and has made significant contributions to the benefit of the breed, for example:

  • as councilmember or selector,
  • involvement with one or more Drakensberger clubs,
  • participation in Drakensberger related auctions,
  • hosting of information days,
  • positive attitude towards the breed and involvement on a wide range of breed related matters ,
  • focused breeding and adherence to breed production standards and/or
  • active participation in breed activities
SILVER

Is awarded to breeders that has been a Drakensberger breeder association member for 10 years and has made significant contributions to the benefit of the breed, for example:

The criteria as outlined above in the “Bronze” section are mutatis mutandis applicable to the Silver awards.

 

GOLD

Is awarded to breeders that has been a Drakensberger breeder association member for 20 years and has made significant contributions to the benefit of the breed, for example:

The criteria as outlined above in the “Bronze” section are mutatis mutandis applicable to the Gold awards.

 

PLATINUM

Is awarded to breeders that has been a Drakensberger breeder association member for 30 years and has made significant contributions to the benefit of the breed, for example:

The criteria as outlined above in the “Bronze” section are mutatis mutandis applicable to the Platinum awards.

LIFE LONG Excellence

This is the highest award that can be bestowed upon a member of the association. The acknowledgement is bestowed upon a person for exemplary contribution(s) towards the development and promotion of the Drakensberger breed. This award is also bestowed upon honorary presidents of the association.