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Multinational task team to probe greater US market access – Minister Didiza

  • 18 September 2020
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It is all systems go for the establishment of a multinational technical task team to investigate and facilitate greater market access between South Africa and the United States (US).

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The impact of lockdown on the flower industry’s bottom line

  • 18 September 2020
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The agriculture sector has been lauded as one of the sectors that has kept the economy afloat during the difficult months following the hard lockdown that commenced on March 27, 2020. Along with agriculture being declared an essential service, good weather conditions boosted crop prospects, allowing farmers to plant 7% more hectares of grain and oilseed crops.

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Voerinname in die voerkraal

  • 11 September 2020
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Die primêre doel van ‘n voerkraal is om voer, die bron van voedingstowwe, na ‘n hoëwaarde eindproduk, karkas, om te sit. Die biologiese produktiwiteit van hierdie proses word deur lewendemassagroei oor ‘n periode en die voeromsettingsverhouding van voer na karkas gemeet. Hierdie produktiwiteit word grootliks deur die bestuur van vrywillige voerinname bepaal.

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Pandemie-kwartaal uitslae: diagnose nie goed vir SA ekonomie

  • 10 September 2020
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Die diagnose is gemaak, en dit voorspel niks goeds vir die Suid-Afrikaanse ekonomie nie. Die jongste verslag deur Statistieke Suid-Afrika (StatsSA) toon ʼn inkrimping van 51% in die Bruto Binnelandse Produk (BBP) vir die tweede kwartaal van 2020.

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SA goed op pad om 2,2 miljoen ton mielies uit te voer – Sagis

  • 10 September 2020
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In Mei vanjaar het die Nasionale Landboubemarkingsraad se vraag-en-aanbodkommitee bereken dat Suid-Afrika tydens die 2020-’21 bemarkingsjaar ʼn geraamde 2,2 miljoen ton mielies sal uitvoer.

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Goeie geleenthede skep gunstige omgewing vir produsente – Francois Strydom

  • 10 September 2020
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“Daar was lanklaas soveel goeie geleenthede vir produsente soos wat tans die geval is. Om die waarheid te sê, hierdie is een van daardie seisoene wat net elke twintig of dertig jaar voorkom.” Dit is aldus Francois Strydom, Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte van die Senwes Groep.

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Senwes vier 111 jaar van waardetoevoeging

  • 04 September 2020
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Senwes se wortels is stewig in die landbou geanker, en gedurende 2020 kyk dié landboumaatskappy terug op ‘n ryk en trotse geskiedenis wat oor 111 jaar strek. Die verhaal van die Senwes-groep is gegrond op ‘n klantgerigte visie en getuig van innovasie en aanpassing van geslag tot geslag.

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SAVPO-leier meen varkvleisbedryf is toekomsfiks

  • 04 September 2020
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“As ‘n bedryf moes ons oor die bestek van die laaste twee tot vier jaar baie uitdagings oorkom, maar ek glo dat die lesse wat ons geleer het, ons toekomsfiks gemaak het.” Dit is die mening van Johann Kotzé, Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte van die Suid-Afrikaanse Vark Produsente Organisasie (SAVPO).

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September fuel price adjustment: sizeable drop in the price of diesel

  • 04 September 2020
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The latest fuel price adjustment, as announced by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, has farmers breathing a sigh of relief ahead of the start of planting season.

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Samesmelting verseker wyer voetspoor en voortgesette diensverskaffing

  • 28 Augustus 2020
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“Die kritiese element van hierdie samesmelting, wat ononderhandelbaar is, is die voortgesette diensverskaffing aan en betrokkenheid by aandeelhouers en produsente in a groter gekombineerde landboubesigheid met ‘n wyer voetspoor.” Dit is die mening van mnr Francois Strydom, Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte van Senwes, na die Mededingingstribunaal Senwes se samesmelting met Suidwes goedgekeur het.

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R585: the rising cost of a full stomach

  • 28 Augustus 2020
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Poverty is a dire reality in South Africa. Even before the commencement of the lockdown in March, the economy had entered a technical recession with two successive quarters of economic decline. With the coronavirus in full swing the economy remains under immense pressure and vulnerable communities are faced with severe food security concerns.

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Senwes expands commitment to finance emerging black farmers

  • 28 Augustus 2020
  • 349

As announced on 18 August 2020, the Competition Tribunal approved the merger between the Senwes Group of Klerksdorp and the Suidwes Group of Leeudoringstad. As part of the approval agreement, the merging parties undertook to enhance their current offering to black emerging farmers.

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Virtual Discussion Series: valuable lessons learnt during lockdown

  • 17 Augustus 2020
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As lockdown regulations are further relaxed and South Africa prepares to fully reopen its economy, it is important to pause and reflect on the lessons learned from the Covid-19 crisis. This is especially applicable within the agricultural value chain.

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Agricultural Value Chain (AVC) Virtual Discussion Series – Wine Industry

  • 11 Augustus 2020
  • 184

South African wine producers, like their global counterparts, are left reeling from the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the industry. An initial ban, imposed when lockdown began at the end of March, lasted for nine weeks – and for five of those weeks, wine exports were also banned. On 12 July, amid soaring rates of Covid-19 infections, President Cyril Ramaphosa re-imposed the ban on the sale, dispensing and distribution of alcohol.

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Agricultural Value Chain virtual discussion series – alcohol industry

  • 11 Augustus 2020
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It is estimated that the recommencement of the ban on alcohol sales would affect up to one million people working within this industry value chain. This includes the likes of producers, manufactures, wholesalers and retailers of beer, wine, spirits and flavoured alcoholic beverages.

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Agriculture Value Chain Discussion Series – Tobacco Industry

  • 03 Augustus 2020
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The twelfth session of the Agricultural Value Chain | Discussion series continues to explore the value chain and its different components. This time, the series takes a closer look at the Tobacco industry, with considered commentary on the recent ban on the sale of tobacco products in light of the covid-19 pandemic.

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Wilson Giel swaps construction boots for farming gear

  • 03 Augustus 2020
  • 352

Wilson Giel is a developing farmer success story. Fresh on the heels of his impressive wheat harvest, Scenario visited him on his farm AfgriFarmer, Harstwater, Phokwane municipality to talk to him about the growing pains, challenges and wins that he has experienced on the journey to farming success. A civil engineer by profession, he decided to give that up to pursue his farming passion.

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Wat is die beste “all round” kaliber?

  • 31 Julie 2020
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As ‘n baie matige en gemaklike mens, is daar baie min goed wat my van stryk af bring. Maar die bespreking van die beste all round kaliber is een wat my dwars in die krop steek. Die grootste rede vir die gevoel is dat die antwoord - “want ek het een”, eintlik geen water dra nie, en in die meeste gesprekke gereeld opduik. Kom ons kyk of ons met feite dalk nader aan ‘n goeie all round kaliber antwoord kan kom.

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Senwes Equipment: 2020 Visie

  • 27 Julie 2020
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Die uitbreek van die Covid-19 pandemie het alle besighede op 'n verskeidenheid vlakke geaffekteer. Sommige besighede se aktiwiteite het tot stilstand gekom, terwyl ander dit weer vinnig moes hersien en wyses moes vind om aan te gaan, ongeag die unieke en uitdagende omstandighede.

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The long wait for SA’s second biggest harvest

  • 27 Julie 2020
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Favourable weather conditions have secured positive predictions for the South African agriculture sector’s maize harvest for 2019/2020. According the South African Crop Estimation Committee, South African maize farmers are expected to harvest 38% more grain in the 2019/2020 season compared with the previous season.

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Alternatiewe voerbronne vir herkouers

Wat moet in aanmerking geneem word? Voer is die grootste enkele koste in beesproduksiestelsels en is alternatiewe en goedkoper voer altyd in oorweging. Daar is verskillende roumateriale wat in herkouervoer ingesluit kan word en is daar nie noodwendig enige spesiale aspekte wat oorweeg moet word nie.

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The 5 letters, dash and 2 numbers that pushed print media over the edge

  • 17 Julie 2020
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Covid-19 has brought about many unprecedented changes in our lives over the past few weeks with lasting effects on individuals, families, companies, industries, countries… in fact globally.

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Bekalk, dit is hoog tyd

Optimale saaiboerderypraktyke begin met betroubare monsterneming en ‘n goed beplande bekalkingsprogram. Sodoende word die pH-vlakke reggestel tot op die vlakke wat gewasse nodig het om optimaal te groei.

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Toename in invoere kan die plaaslike landbou-ekonomie benadeel

  • 14 Julie 2020
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Agri SA doen ‘n beroep op die regering om waaksaam te wees wat handel in landbouprodukte betref. Globaal, het die afname in vraag na landbouprodukte aanleiding gegee tot voorraadsurplusse en oorvol bergingsfasiliteite.

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Constraints to growing Agriculture and broadening the inclusion of youth and women in the sector

  • 10 Julie 2020
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The eleventh session of the Agriculture Value Chain | Discussion series is a two-part discussion tackling issues that constrict youth inclusion and transformation in the South African agricultural landscape.

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Development farming funding and how to access it?

  • 03 Julie 2020
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Farming is a business. Like any business, farming businesses require funding in order to perform at peak productivity.

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Skenk mielies, kry saad en ondersteun jou gemeenskap

  • 03 Julie 2020
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Suid-Afrikaners is nog altyd gekenmerk deur hul bereidwilligheid om uit te reik en ander by te staan in tye van nood en hiérdie karaktereienskap is weereens op die voorgrond. Talle projekte is vanuit verskeie oorde van stapel gestuur om ‘n helpende hand na behoeftiges uit te steek, waar die vernietigende effek van ontwrigte ekonomiese aktiwiteite baie meer sigbaar is.

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Senwes presteer in uitdagende makro-ekonomiese toestande

  • 03 Julie 2020
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Die groep van maatskappye se finansiële resultaat vir die 2019/2020 boekjaar toon ‘n 7,8% groei tot R303m in wins toeskryfbaar aan ekwiteitshouers van die moedermaatskappy. Verdienste voor rente belasting, depresiasie en amortisasie het met 17,6%, vanaf R533m na R627m verhoog terwyl verdienste per aandeel met 5,4% na 178,3 sent per aandeel gestyg het.

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Pandemics through the eyes of History

It may seem sudden to us, it may also seem like we are living through exceptionally unique circumstances, but history has seen it all before. Disease and plague have been a part of history for as long as the earth has existed.

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Hoe groot is die ureumrisiko in my lek?

Oor ureum en ureumvergiftiging is daar al baie geskryf, en alhoewel ons glo dat ons vertroud is met die risiko’s verbonde aan die gebruik van ureumbevattende rantsoene, sien ons steeds jaarliks groot verliese as gevolg van ureumvergiftiging.

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