Workshop:
Draught animal power in the forest

The theme of the workshop will be:

“Empowering Small and Medium Scale Logging Contractors through Animal Traction”

Workshop hosted by:

 The South African Network of Animal Traction (SANAT) & the South African Forestry Company (Ltd) (SAFCOL)

To be held at Hogsback in the Province of the Eastern Cape 14th November, 2001.

Invitation
The Workshop Committee have pleasure in inviting all those associated with or involved in the Forestry Industry in South Africa to a Workshop on the use of Draught Animal Power in the Forest.

Draught animal power is widely utilized in the forests of Europe, England, Canada and the United States of America, where it is used to compliment fossil fueled machinery, to reduce capital and operating costs and to reduce environmental degradation.

The Workshop will afford delegates the opportunity to view some of the animal drawn forestry equipment that has been developed overseas in action, to obtain the latest facts and figures on the production that is currently being achieved in other countries, using this equipment and to discuss the ‘pros’ and ‘cons’ of both Fossil fueled as well as draught animal powered machinery in the forest. It will be looking at a way forward for the use of this type of power in South Africa, with particular reference to the small and medium scale contractor, and the opinions and experiences of all who have something to offer in this interesting field will be welcomed.

Workshop Programme

08h00 - Registration
08h30 - Welcome and Introduction –Professor Jan Raats - Executive Dean of Agriculture University of Fort Hare
08h45 - Session 1 – Chair – Dr Joe Kotsokoane - Chairman of the South African Network of Animal Traction - SANAT

08h40 – Opening Address - Mr. John Alwood - Acting Permanent Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Land Affairs, Province of the Eastern Cape

09h00 - DAP in the Forests of Norway – Dr Dag Austbo & Mr Martin Aeschlimann – Agricultural University of Norway

09h15 - Draught Animal Power in the Forest at Hogsback – Hamish Whyle – SAFCOL Hogsback

09h30 Tea/Coffee Break

10h00 - Session 2 – Field Visit – Guides - Hamish Whyle and John Schenk - SAFCOL Hogsback

13h30 – Packed Lunch

14h30 – Session 3 – Chair – Dr Dag Austbo – Agricultural University of Norway

14h00 - Production Facts and Figures – John Schenk and Hamish Whyle

14h15 - Manufacturing of animal drawn forestry equipment in South Africa – Pieres Miles and Jonathan Amos Brown

14h30 – Report back and Discussion of the field demonstrations

16h00 – Tea / Coffee Break

16h30 – Summing up and Closure of Workshop – Dr Joe Kotsokoane - Chairman - SANAT

Call for Papers and Posters
The official language of the workshop will be English and abstract and posters should be prepared in English. Presentations should be submitted to the workshop coordinator Mr. Bruce Joubert at: ajoubert@ufh.ac.za

All presentations will be welcomed and will be published in a set of proceedings of the Workshop, which will be forwarded to all delegates within two months of the workshop being held.

Accommodation and Costs
The workshop will be a one day event, taking place in the village of Hogsback in the Province of the Eastern Cape. Accommodation is available at the “Kings Lodge Hotel” in Hogsback and a special rate has been arranged at R 180:00 for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. The Workshop starts at 08h00 sharp on the 14th of November and delegates from far a field are advised to arrive in the afternoon of the 13th November so that they can overnight and be ready and fresh for the workshop the next day. .Delegates, who wish to spend a second night at the hotel so as to depart early on the 15th may do so at the same rate. A workshop registration fee of R 75:00 will be charged to cover some of the basic running costs of the workshop.

Tea and coffee in the morning and in the afternoon, as well as a Finger lunch will be provided for no additional cost and apart from traveling expenses to and from the venue the cost for the delegates own account will be: R 255:00 for a one night stay and R 435:00 for a two night stay.

 REGISTRATION FORM

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If you will be attending the workshop please fax the completed registration form to: Bruce Joubert, (040 653 1730) as soon as possible.

If posting the following address should be used:

Bruce Joubert, SANAT, Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Fort Hare, P/Bag X 1314, Alice, 5700
Telephone for Enquiries: 27 40 6022085 or Cell: 0822003646 - 
Fax: 27 40 653 1730 - 
Email: ajoubert@ufh.ac.za

Those attending are advised for their own safety to bring a hard hat and a reflective jacket

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