Draught animal power in the forest
theme of the workshop will be:
Empowering Small and Medium Scale Logging Contractors through Animal Traction
South African Network of Animal Traction (SANAT) & the South African
Forestry Company (Ltd) (SAFCOL)
be held at Hogsback in the Province of the Eastern Cape 14th
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.
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
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.
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
Opening Address - Mr. John Alwood - Acting Permanent Secretary of the
Department of Agriculture and Land Affairs, Province of the Eastern Cape
- DAP in the Forests of Norway Dr Dag Austbo & Mr Martin Aeschlimann
Agricultural University of Norway
- Draught Animal Power in the Forest at Hogsback Hamish Whyle SAFCOL
- Session 2 Field
Visit Guides - Hamish Whyle and John Schenk - SAFCOL Hogsback
Session 3 Chair
Dr Dag Austbo Agricultural University of Norway
- Production Facts and Figures John Schenk and Hamish Whyle
- Manufacturing of animal drawn forestry equipment in South Africa Pieres
Report back and Discussion of the field demonstrations
Tea / Coffee Break
up and Closure of Workshop Dr Joe Kotsokoane - Chairman - SANAT
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: email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
Address for correspondence: .
you will be attending the workshop please fax the completed registration form
to: Bruce Joubert, (040 653 1730) as soon as possible.
posting the following address should be used:
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 -
Those attending are advised for their own safety to bring a hard hat and a reflective jacket
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