About RPO

Who we are

The Red Meat Producers Organisation (RPO) is a service organisation that acts as mouthpiece for South African commercial red meat producers.It is an independent producers organisation that strives to dynamically promote the sustainability and the profitability of the red meat industry in South Africa.Our mission, namely the promotion of a sustainable and profitable red meat industry in South Africa, is operational through our bargaining and consultation with government and other organisations in order to further the interests of the red meat producer, locally as well as internationally.

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The PRF’s main objectives are to replace imported protein for animal use with locally produced protein, but also to promote better utilisation of protein. These objectives are promoted through funding research and technology transfers.

Research is funded in terms of appropriate related crops, oil seeds and fish meal and other protein sources, as well as, the application and utilisation thereof by the most important fish, animal and poultry species that are specific to the South African market.

All related research, finalised and current, is available on the PRF web page, at www.proteinresearch.net