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Impak van ryp fyn dopgehou

  • 30 April 2021
  • 1009

Dr Jack Armour, kommersiële bestuurder van Vrystaat Landbou, waarsku produsente om bewus te wees van moontlike brandgevare na die voorkoms van ryp in die laagliggende dele van veral die Suid-Vrystaat.

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Mei bring dalk eerste goeie winterneerslae

  • 30 April 2021
  • 825

Die eerste werklike goeie winterreënval kan verwag word in die eerste week van Mei, aldus Johan van den Berg, ʼn onafhanklike landbouweerkundige.

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Vrywillige wintergraanheffings – dit moet jy weet

  • 30 April 2021
  • 925

Sedert 1 Oktober 2020 is geen heffings meer aan die Wintergraantrust (WCT) betaalbaar nie. Dit volg nadat ʼn alternatiewe trust vir die vordering van vrywillige wintergraanheffings in die lewe geroep is. Dié trust staan bekend as die Suid-Afrikaanse Wintergraanbedryfstrust (SAWCIT).

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Langpad na herstel vir SA jagbedryf

  • 30 April 2021
  • 809

Dit kan die Suid-Afrikaanse jagbedryf tot vier jaar neem om te herstel tot na waar dit voor die inperking was. Dit is die mening Dries van Coller, voorsitter van die Professionele Jagtersvereniging van Suid-Afrika (Phasa).

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Veldtog vier veerkragtigheid van aartappelbedryf

Die #WhenHopeWhispers veldtog, soos van stapel gestuur deur Aartappels Suid-Afrika (ASA), poog om nie net die veerkragtigheid van die aartappelbedryf te midde van die Covid-19-pandemie te vier nie, maar ook om ʼn stem aan die verskillende rolspelers in dié waardeketting te bied.

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Gevreesde perdesiekte in die Kaap aangemeld

  • 23 April 2021
  • 916

Toetse by die Wes-Kaapse provinsiale veeartslaboratorium het vyf gevalle van die gevreesde Afrika-perdesiekte (APS) in die Kaap bevestig. In reaksie hierop is ʼn voorlopige beheergebied, wat die Cederberg-munisipaliteit insluit, gevestig.

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Konsepriglyne vir die verskeping van lewendehawe onder die loep

  • 23 April 2021
  • 820

Die departement van landbou, grondhervorming en landelike ontwikkeling het aangekondig dat die nuwe konsepriglyne vir die verskeping van lewendehawe vir kommentaar beskikbaar is.

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Voëlgriepuitbreking in Gauteng aangemeld

  • 16 April 2021
  • 1836

Die departement van landbou, grondhervorming en landelike ontwikkeling het ʼn uitbreking van voëlgriep op ʼn kommersiële lêhoenderplaas naby Ekurhuleni in Gauteng bevestig.

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Enorme sprinkaanplaag dalk in September verwag

  • 16 April 2021
  • 1312

“Die swerms wat ons nou sien, is ordentlike swerms, die massiewe swerms kom nog.” So meen dr Gerhard Verdoorn, bedryfsbestuurder by CropLife SA, na aanleiding van die sprinkaanswerms wat tans in die Karoo voorkom.

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Brandstofprys druk swaar op landbouwaardeketting

  • 16 April 2021
  • 888

Die onlangse skerp styging in brandstofpryse het ʼn beduidende impak op die landbouwaardeketting met die gevolg dat Jan Publiek homself sal moet staal om eersdaags meer vir sy mandjie kos te betaal.

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Verbruikers kook, eet en koop anders tydens pandemie

  • 08 April 2021
  • 869

Die Covid-19-pandemie het nie net mense se leefwyse drasties verander nie, maar ook ʼn besliste uitwerking gehad op bestedingspatrone en verbruikersvertroue, aldus die navorsingsmaatskappy Ipsos.

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Gouda maak geskiedenis tydens SA Suiweltoekennings

  • 08 April 2021
  • 951

Vir die eerste keer in die geskiedenis van die Suid-Afrikaanse Suiweltoekennings is ʼn enkele produk vir ʼn ongeëwenaarde derde keer as die nasionale Suiwelproduk van die Jaar aangewys. Lactalis South Africa (LSA) is met dié top erkenning vereer vir sy 10-maande volwasse Gouda wat hoofsaaklik vir die winkelgroep Woolworths geproduseer word.

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Bedryf versigtig optimisties oor groot sharonvrugte-oes

  • 08 April 2021
  • 1033

April merk die begin van die pluk-en pakseisoen van Suid-Afrikaanse sharonvrugte, en kwekers van dié eksotiese vrug met sy kenmerkende blink oranje skil, is versigtig optimisties oor vanjaar se oespotensiaal.

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Senwes Equipment now also a John Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment dealer

  • 01 April 2021
  • 1034

Senwes Equipment is proud to announce that going forward, its product offering – as well as that of its mechanisation partner JDI, will now also include the newly launched John Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment range.

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Nog ʼn brandstofskok wag op vuisvoos verbruikers

  • 01 April 2021
  • 2004

Die Automobiel-Assosiasie (AA) is van mening dat die regering nie langer die gevolge van ernstige stygings in brandstofpryse kan ignoreer nie, en daarom dringend moet besin oor die toenemende druk wat op verbruikers geplaas word te midde van al groterwordende finansiële uitdagings.

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Nat toestande sorg vir duur tamaties

  • 01 April 2021
  • 893

Die tamatieprodusent ZZ2 het aangedui dat tamaties teen die Paasnaweek nie net meer geredelik beskikbaar sal wees nie, maar ook meer bekostigbaar sal wees.

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Kiwibessies bied gulde geleentheid aan SA produsente

  • 26 March 2021
  • 1015

Wat is groen van kleur met ʼn gladde skil en naastenby so groot soos ʼn druiwekorrel? ʼn Kiwibessie, natuurlik. Dié klein boetie van die bekende kiwivrug is dalk nog nie baie bekend in Suid-Afrika nie, maar bied ʼn gulde geleentheid aan plaaslike produsente.

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SA paaie nou amptelik die gevaarlikste ter wêreld

  • 26 March 2021
  • 2192

Almal is dit eens: die Suid-Afrikaanse padinfrastruktuur laat veel te wense oor. Dit is veral provinsiale en plaaslike paaie wat motoriste met die hande in die hare laat, meer nog na goeie reënneerslae.

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Ontwrigtinge demp groei in granaatbedryf

  • 26 March 2021
  • 1025

Die Suid-Afrikaanse granaatbedryf beleef tans ʼn bloeiseisoen, maar die ontwrigting wat deur die Covid-19-afsonderingstydperk op uitvoerhawens veroorsaak is, dreig om die opgewondenheid oor dié positiewe groei te demp.

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In the next Senwes Scenario - Harvest Edition

  • 19 March 2021
  • 905

Harvest time is upon us. A season for yielding the fruits of the hard labour put in during the planting season and in the months following that. In this edition of Scenario, we look at what experts say we can look forward to in terms of crop estimations in the grain and oilseeds industries.

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Pandemie verander hoe bedryf kommunikeer

  • 19 March 2021
  • 1077

Die Covid-19-pandemie het die manier waarop daar in die landboubedryf gekommunikeer word verander, en dit is van kardinale belang dat produsente – en veral diegene in ontwikkelende landboukringe, hulself van hierdie veranderinge sal vergewis.

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Inheemse vrugtebome dalk die sleutel tot Afrika se voedselsekerheid

  • 19 March 2021
  • 1198

Die pad na voedselsekerheid in Afrika loop straks langs ʼn inheemse vrugteboom. Dit is die mening van twee navorsers verbonde aan die Noordwes-Universiteit (NWU) se nisnavorsingsarea vir Voedselsekerheid en Veiligheid.

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Gesonde speenkalwers bevoordeel voerkraal en produsent

  • 19 March 2021
  • 1159

Voerkraaleienaars is dit eens dat gesonde speenkalwers uit goed versorgde kuddes oor die algemeen beter presteer. George Schoonbee, junior produkbestuurder by De Heus, verduidelik in ʼn onlangse uitgawe van Veeplaas, dat voerkrale gesonde speenkalwers verkies omdat hulle beter as swak of siek kalwers presteer.

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SA wildbedryf steeds in skadu van pandemie

  • 12 March 2021
  • 892

Die Suid-Afrikaanse wildbedryf sukkel steeds om uit die skadu van die koronaviruspandemie te beweeg, en bedryfsrolspelers is van mening dat drastiese ingrypings nodig is om die bedryf weer op koers te kry.

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Stambreek by mielies na bogemiddelde neerslae

  • 12 March 2021
  • 971

Na afloop van die bogemiddelde reënval wat reeds hierdie seisoen oor groot dele van die somergraangebied aangeteken is, word produsente gemaan om op die uitkyk te wees vir die voorkoms van stambreek.

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Meer trekkers tot dusver verkoop

  • 12 March 2021
  • 1054

Volgens die Suid-Afrikaanse Landboumasjinerieassosiasie is daar nie net meer trekkers in Februarie 2021 as in dieselfde tydperk verlede jaar verkoop nie, maar is trekkerverkope ook op ʼn jaargrondslag hoër.

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Senwes en SA kragreus praat strategie

  • 12 March 2021
  • 999

“Volhoubare waardetoevoeging vind nie in isolasie plaas nie, en daarom is dit belangrik dat besigheidslui as’t ware vanuit hul onderskeie operasionele loopgrawe na mekaar sal uitreik en sáám na werkbare oplossings vir die land se verskeie uitdagings soek.”

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Toename in gevalle van AVP rede tot kommer

  • 05 March 2021
  • 900

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Varkprodusente-organisasie (Savpo) het sy kommer uitgespreek oor die toename in bevestigde gevalle van Afrika-varkpes (AVP) regoor die land. Volgens Johann Kotzé, uitvoerende hoof van dié organisasie, wil dit voorkom asof besmetting in meer provinsies buite die AVP-kontrolesone voorkom.

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Die vele snykante van veediefstal in SA

  • 05 March 2021
  • 934

Desondanks die feit dat veediefstal volgens die 2020/21 nasionale misdaadstatistieke met 6,9% afgeneem het, hou hierdie oortreding steeds ernstige implikasies vir die totale waardeketting in. Volgens Willie Clack, voorsitter van die Nasionale Veediefstalvoorkomingsforum (NVVK) kring die impak van veediefstal baie wyer uit as net die ekonomiese verlies van R1,4 miljard per jaar.

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Toestande ideaal vir die voorkoms van haarwurms

  • 05 March 2021
  • 1243

Die Herkouerveterinêre Vereniging van Suid-Afrika (Ruvasa) raai alle veeboere aan om op hul hoede te wees vir haarwurm nadat dié veesiekte in al nege provinsies aangemeld is. Die voorkoms van dié parasiet word toegeskryf aan die warm en nat toestande wat tans in die somerreënvalstreek ervaar word.

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Nee vir storting van ingevoerde hoendervleis op SA mark

  • 05 March 2021
  • 825

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Pluimveevereniging (SAPV) het by die kommissie vir internasionale handelsadministrasie (Itac) aansoek gedoen vir die heffing van teenstortingstariewe op ingevoerde hoendervleis uit lande soos Brasilië, Denemarke, Ierland, Pole en Spanje.

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Virtuele jaarkongres vir Graan SA

  • 26 February 2021
  • 812

Graan SA se virtuele jaarkongres vind plaas op 3 en 4 Maart 2021.

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Biosekuriteitsmaatreëls: ʼn dubbeldoor-aanslag

  • 26 February 2021
  • 2092

Die biosekuriteitsmaatreëls wat deur die Landbouprodukte-agenteraad (APAC) voorgeskryf word, het ʼn tweeledige doel.

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So reageer Agbiz op begrotingsrede

  • 26 February 2021
  • 929

Die 2021 begrotingsrede is ʼn eerlike interpretasie van die moeilike fiskale posisie waarin die Suid-Afrikaanse ekonomie homself bevind.

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Pandemie veroorsaak werkloosheidspaniek in SA

  • 26 February 2021
  • 950

Luidens Statistiek Suid-Afrika se nuutste werkloosheidsyfer vir die vierde kwartaal van 2020, het die Covid-19-pandemie en gepaardgaande inperkings 1,397 miljoen mense hul werk gekos.

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Nat, natter, Maart!

  • 19 February 2021
  • 1149

Dit is nog lank nie tyd om jou reënjas en waterstewels weg te pak nie, aldus die onafhanklike landbouweerkundige, Johan van den Berg.

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Biosekuriteit help om varkpesvirus te voorkom

  • 19 February 2021
  • 876

Die Gautengse department van landbou en plaaslike ontwikkeling maan varkboere en veral kleinboere om biosekuriteit toe te pas ten einde die Afrika-varkpesvirus te voorkom.

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Brandstofprysverhoging op die kaarte vir Maart

  • 19 February 2021
  • 965

Alle aanduidings is dat die brandstofprys weer volgende maand kan styg, alhoewel die styging nie so groot sal wees as wat dit in Februarie was nie.

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Eloise tot nasionale ramp verklaar in SA

  • 19 February 2021
  • 1228

Die Suid-Afrikaanse regering het die tropiese storm Eloise tot ‘n nasionale rampgebeurtenis verklaar. Dié aankondiging is op 12 Februarie deur dr Mmaphaka Tau, hoof van die nasionale sentrum vir rampbestuur gedoen en volg nadat die omvang van die skade in verskeie provinsies bereken is.

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Afrika Ontwikkelingsbank het jong agripreneurs in sy visier

  • 12 February 2021
  • 875

Die Afrika Aanpassing-en versnellingsprogram is onlangs deur die Afrika Ontwikkelingsbank in die lewe geroep, en sal miljarde dollars aan jong agripreneurs bewillig in ʼn poging om die ontwikkeling van innoverende digitaal-gedrewe landboumodelle aan te moedig.

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Nasionale opbrengskompetisie vir tweede jaar aangebied

  • 12 February 2021
  • 1016

Graan SA se Groei vir Goud Nasionale Opbrengskompetisie sal vanjaar vir die tweede keer aangebied word.

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Moenie in die avokado-strik gevang word nie

  • 12 February 2021
  • 1217

Die Suid-Afrikaanse avokadokwekersvereniging (SAAGA) waarsku die publiek om op hul hoede te wees as hulle avokado’s by stalletjies langs die pad koop.

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2021 Nampo Harvest Day Announcement

  • 05 February 2021
  • 1103

Following an Executive Meeting, Grain SA yesterday announced the postponement of the 2021 NAMPO Harvest Day to 17-20 August 2021, hopeful that Government policies and guidelines permit the postponed date. Grain SA will evaluate and review the date on 1 June 2021 if necessitated by the National State of Disaster.

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UV-deskundiges eerste in SA met ivermektien studie

  • 05 February 2021
  • 1450

Deskundiges by die Universiteit van die Vrystaat (UV) berei tans voor vir die eerste kliniese studieprotokol in Suid-Afrika om die potensiaal van ivermektien as doeltreffende teenmiddel vir Covid-19 te ondersoek.

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Suid-Afrikaanse gemmermark is witwarm

  • 05 February 2021
  • 939

Gemmer word al eeue lank vir gesondheidsdoeleindes gebruik, en meer nog as ʼn immuunversterker gedurende die Covid-19-pandemie. Die vraag na gemmer het gevolglik die prys die hoogte in laat skiet, en teen R300 per kilogram is dié gesogte knol nou buite die bereik van baie Suid-Afrikaners.

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So lyk voorlopige oppervlakteskatting vir somergewasse

  • 05 February 2021
  • 1038

Die Nasionale Oesskattingskomitee het onlangs die voorlopige oppervlakteskatting vir die jaar se somergewasse bekendgestel.

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Goeie trekkerverkope vir 2021 voorspel

  • 22 January 2021
  • 1028

Aanvanklike beramings dui daarop dat die 2021-kalenderjaar ʼn goeie jaar vir trekkerverkope sal wees. Die Landboumasjienerieassosiasie meen verkope kan waarskynlik tot 10% meer wees as in 2020.

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Goeie neerslae laat SA damvlakke styg

  • 22 January 2021
  • 1132

Die goeie reën van die afgelope paar weke het die land se watersituasie verbeter en damvlakke het aansienlik gestyg. Dit is aldus die nuutste data vanaf die nasionale departement van water en sanitasie.

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Grootste koringoes in 18 jaar verwag

  • 22 January 2021
  • 1004

Die Nasionale Oesskattingskomitee (NOK) het in sy jongste skatting vir die 2020-produksieseisoen die verwagte koringoes op 2,148 miljoen ton geraam, met ʼn verwagte opbrengs van 4,21 ton per hektaar.

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Brandstofprysskok wag straks op Jan Publiek

  • 22 January 2021
  • 1177

Suid-Afrikaners moet hulself staal vir ʼn moontlike skerp styging in die prys van petrol en diesel aan die einde van die maand.

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Totsiens sprinkane danksy slim tegnologie

  • 15 January 2021
  • 1046

ʼn Innoverende selfoonplatform wat produseerders en bestaansboere regoor Afrika kan help om sprinkaanplae te voorspel én te bestuur, is pas bekend gestel.

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Nog neerslae vir Januarie en Februarie voorspel

  • 15 January 2021
  • 1057

Bekende landbouweerkundige, Johan van den Berg, voorspel dat nog reën gedurende Januarie en Februarie oor die sentrale en westelike dele van Suid-Afrika gaan voorkom.

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In the Senwes Scenario

  • 15 January 2021
  • 902

The December – February edition of Scenario magazine looks back at the year 2020, rounding up all the highs and lows and reflecting on how spectacularly we survived the difficult year.

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Volgende twee maande is kritiek vir oes – Thys Grobbelaar

  • 15 January 2021
  • 1113

“Die hele oes is uitgelewer aan wat die volgende twee maande gaan gebeur. Die kans dat te veel reën die opbrengste onder druk gaan plaas, eerder as te min reën, is baie groot.” Dit is die mening van Thys Grobbelaar, senior graananalis by Senwes Grainlink.

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Sluitingsdatum vir vuurwapenamnestie kom nader

  • 08 January 2021
  • 1106

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Jagters- en Wilbewaringsvereniging (SA Jagters) maan dat daar slegs 13 werksdae oor is vir vuurwapeneienaars om onwettige vuurwapens aan die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisiediens (SAPD) te oorhandig.

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Skryf nou in vir SA se suiwelkampioenskap

  • 08 January 2021
  • 969

Die gesogte titels van SA kampioen, die Qualité-merk van gehalte en Produk van die Jaar is weereens op die spel tydens die 2021 weergawe van die Suid-Afrikaanse suiwelkampioenskap.

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Wynbedryf bekommerd oor derde verbod op alkohol

  • 08 January 2021
  • 1242

Die Suid-Afrikaanse wynbedryf is bekommerd oor die negatiewe gevolge wat die derde verbod op alkoholverkope op wynverwante ondernemings en die totale waardeketting gaan hê.

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Debat oor ivermektien duur voort

  • 08 January 2021
  • 2504

Suid-Afrikaners word vanuit verskeie oorde gewaarsku om nie ivermektien te gebruik as ʼn voorkomende of genesende behandeling vir Covid-19 nie.

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Desember is Brusellose bewustheidsmaand

  • 11 December 2020
  • 1130

Tydens Desember val die fokus opnuut op die voorkoming en behandeling van Brusellose, en verskeie rolspelers in die landbouwaardeketting het hul steun tot dié inisiatief toegesê.

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Landboutoestande gunstig vir Desember

  • 11 December 2020
  • 1245

Desember sal na alle verwagting ʼn gunstige maand vir landbou in die somergraangebied wees, danksy die effek van die sterk La Nina-stelsel.

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Verbruikers dok meer op vir kos in Desember

  • 11 December 2020
  • 1126

Suid-Afrikaners sal dié feestyd hul sente moet omdraai om ʼn Kersmaaltyd soos ouds te geniet. Statistiek Suid-Afrika (StatsSA) het onlangs bekend gemaak dat verbruikersinflasie op die hoogste vlak in sewe maande is, en dat die oorhoofse inflasiekoers stans op 3,3% staan.

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Gewasprodusente gemaan oor voorkoms van bruinsprinkane

  • 11 December 2020
  • 1040

Dr. Gerhard Verdoorn, hoof van bedryfsake en rentmeesterskap van die chemikalieë-bedryfsliggaam CropLife SA maan alle produsente in die Noord-Kaapse Karoo, die suidelike en westelike gebiede van die Vrystaat, die Oos-Kaapse Karoo, woestyngebiede en die Kalahari-gebiede in Noordwes om op die uitkyk te wees vir die voorkoms van bruinsprinkane.

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Senwes geloof vir besigheidsvolhoubaarheid

  • 04 December 2020
  • 1075

Die ouditeursfirma PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PwC) het ter viering van Senwes se 111ste bestaansjaar, ʼn besonderse beeldhouwerk aan die Groep Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte, Francois Strydom, oorhandig.

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Senwes and Thobo Trust launch new ECD centre

  • 04 December 2020
  • 1094

Senwes and its socio economic development partner, Thobo Trust, recently celebrated the official launch of a new Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre at the Itokisetseng Combined School in Wesselsbron.

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Projek laat kinders toe om te droom

  • 04 December 2020
  • 1076

“Die tragedie van ons tyd is dat ons so besig is om te oorleef, dat ons heeltemal verleer het hoe om te droom.”

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Senwes performs well in Covid year

  • 04 December 2020
  • 1054

The financial results of the Senwes Group reflect an 80% increase in turnover amounting to R3,517 billion (2019: R1,954bn) while earnings before interest, depreciation and amortisation increased by 49%, from R343m to R511m.

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Senwes neem deel aan nasionale week van rou

  • 27 November 2020
  • 1162

Ons bedryf is nie kwytgeskeld van die hartseer van die koronaviruspandemie of geslagsgeweld nie, en baie van ons personeellede, familie, vriende, kliënte en sakevennote word hierdeur geraak.

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Landbou uitvoere groei tydens derde kwartaal

  • 27 November 2020
  • 1158

Landbou uitvoere het tydens die derde kwartaal van 2020 met 5% gestyg, op ʼn jaar tot jaar grondslag. Op die keper beskou, verteenwoordig dit ʼn rekord-kwartaallikse uitvoerwaarde van US $3,2 miljard. Dit is aldus ʼn markverslag wat onlangs deur die Landbousakekamer, Agbiz, uitgereik is.

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Suikermeesterplan fokus op groei

  • 27 November 2020
  • 1223

ʼn Meesterplan vir die suikerwaardeketting het dit ten doel om te verseker dat 95% van alle suiker wat in Suid-Afrika verbruik word, teen 2023 van plaaslike produsente kom.

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How 4IR can benefit your farming business

  • 27 November 2020
  • 1622

The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is starting to change how every agricultural player, from a family subsistence farmer to big commercial producers, produces food and related products. With the world changing at a rapid pace, farmers across the globe are beginning to make use of advance technology to improve their business operations and increase profits.

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Rekordoes vir kanola verwag

  • 20 November 2020
  • 1179

Alle aanduidings is dat vanjaar se kanola-oes selfs groter gaan wees as die 2014-rekord. Dié rekord sal na verwagting met 29% oortref word en word toegeskryf aan die ideale produksie-omstandighede van die afgelope seisoen.

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Petrolprysdata dui op gemengde vooruitsig vir November

  • 20 November 2020
  • 1073

Die nuutste petrolprysdata toon ʼn gemengde vooruitsig vir die einde van November, met ʼn skerp toename in internasionale oliepryse terwyl die rand versterk. Petrol sal na alle waarskynlikheid met 36s per liter daal, terwyl diesel met 4s sal daal en paraffien met 10s per liter sal styg.

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Werkers in die landbousektor nie onaangeraak deur virusperiode

  • 20 November 2020
  • 1157

Die getal werkers in die primêre landbousektor het in die derde kwartaal van die jaar met 1% gestyg tot 807 882. In vergeleke met die ooreenstemmende tydperk in 2019, is daar egter ʼn inkrimping van 8% in indiensneming te bespeur.

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Landboumarkoorsig vir Oktober

  • 20 November 2020
  • 1073

Dr Frikkie Maré, landbou-ekonoom en akademiese hoof van die Departement Landbou-ekonomie aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat, gee maandeliks ’n landboumarkoorsig van die vorige maand se markte. Hierdie is die landboumarkoorsig vir Oktober 2020.

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Senwes Kersboomprojek sorg weereens vir pret en plesier

  • 13 November 2020
  • 1129

Nie eens die koronaviruspandemie kon ʼn stokkie voor die jaarlikse Senwes Kersboomprojek ten bate van liefdadigheid steek nie. Al het hierdie jaar se projek baie anders daarna uitgesien as in die verlede, was vrolike gesiggies steeds aan die orde van die dag.

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Agritoerisme kan inkomste aanvul

  • 13 November 2020
  • 1317

Agritoerisme is meer as net ʼn nuwe gonswoord. Dit bied nie net aan produsente ʼn moontlike tweede bron van inkomste nie, maar dra ook by tot werkskepping, ekonomiese groei en bewaring.

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Watervoogdyskap almal in landbou se plig

  • 13 November 2020
  • 999

Water is ʼn deurslaggewende kommoditeit, en in ʼn waterarm land, soos Suid-Afrika, moet almal in die landbouwaardeketting verantwoordelikheid neem vir die beskerming van skaars varswaterbronne.

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Virtuele toer bring Duitse heelwerktuie tot by jou voorstoep

  • 13 November 2020
  • 1176

Grondvoorbereiding is ʼn belangrike stap in die plantproses. Om dié rede is dit belangrik dat produsente in implemente belê wat nie net voorbereiding vergemaklik nie, maar ook uitsette verhoog.

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Buy local produce during world vegan month

  • 13 November 2020
  • 941

November is world veganism month. Every year during this time, the spotlight falls on those who have opted to adopt an animal cruelty free life. This brings produce farmers to the forefront of the conversation as well as plant-based options become the go-to choice for people pursuing veganism as a way of life.

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Insetbewyse poog om bestaansboere te bemagtig

  • 06 November 2020
  • 1366

Die minister van Landbou, Grondhervorming en Landelike Ontwikkeling, Thoko Didiza, het aangekondig dat haar departement, as deel van die regering se ekonomiese herbou-en herstelplan, insetbewyse aan bestaansboere gaan bied ten einde volhoubaarheid te help verseker

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Brandstofprys daal verder gedurende November

  • 06 November 2020
  • 1197

Die brandstofprys sal na verwagting verder daal gedurende November en motoriste kan uitsien na ʼn prysverlaging van tussen 24s en 27s per liter vir petrol, terwyl die prys van diesel met tussen 10s en 11s kan sak.

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Voorneme bestaan om meer somergewasse aan te plant

  • 06 November 2020
  • 1027

Luidens ʼn persverklaring van die Nasionale Oesskattingskomitee is kommersiële produsente van voorneme om 2,746 miljoen hektaar mielies vir 2021 aan te plant. Dié skatting is 5,18% of 135 200 hektaar meer as die 2,611 miljoen hektaar van verlede seisoen.

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Belowende plantseisoen wag op saaiboere

  • 06 November 2020
  • 1090

Dit is planttyd in die Vrystaat, en saaiboere sien versigtig-optimisties uit na ʼn goeie seisoen, gegewe die bevorderlike weerpatrone en die gunstige markpryse.

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Grant to help revive wool value chain in Free State

  • 30 October 2020
  • 1201

In its bid to empower communities to create a sustainable livelihood for themselves, the University of the Free State (UFS) is driving a project to further develop the wool value chain in the Free State. The project ultimately aims to build competitiveness for communal woolgrowers.

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Nat November en Desember voorspel

  • 30 October 2020
  • 1440

Alhoewel Suid-Afrika tans ʼn La Nina-stelsel en gunstige see-oppervlaktemperature in die Indiese Oseaan ervaar, is dit nie duidelik wanneer die reënseisoen in alle erns sal begin nie.

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Hantering van lewendehawe na brande

  • 30 October 2020
  • 1439

Met die verwoestende nadraai van die brande in die Wes-Vrystaat en die Noord-Kaap steeds op die voorgrond, val die fokus opnuut op reaksieplanne en die gepaardgaande prosesse wat gevolg moet word. Daar is ook duidelike veterinêre riglyne vir die hantering van lewendehawe na afloop van sulke brande.

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Landbou groei te midde van ekonomiese inkrimping

  • 30 October 2020
  • 1064

Die Suid-Afrikaanse ekonomie is tans in ʼn benarde posisie, en volgens Tito Mboweni, Minister van Finansies, sal daar na alle waarskynlikheid eers in 2024 ʼn ommeswaai wees. Desondanks dié somber werklikheid, het die landbousektor daarin geslaag om sy uitsette gedurende die eerste helfte van 2020 te verhoog.

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Verbruikers dok meer op vir aartappels

  • 23 October 2020
  • 1276

Suid-Afrikaanse verbruikers betaal sedert Junie vanjaar ongeveer 46% meer vir aartappels as ʼn jaar gelede. Dit beteken dat ʼn 10kg sak aartappels jou R83 uit die sak sal jaag, teenoor die gemiddelde prys van R34,40 aan die begin van die jaar.

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Noodroep na brande verwoesting saai

  • 23 October 2020
  • 1468

In een van die ergste brande nog dié seisoen en die afgelope paar jaar, is sowat 100 000 ha in die Boshof/Dealesville/Hertzogville area verwoes. Derhalwe honderde stuks vee en wild wat doodgebrand het, het talle huise ook in die slag gebly.

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Kwik styg straks tot hittegolftoestande

  • 23 October 2020
  • 1027

Suid-Afrikaners in die somerreënstreek kan hulself voorberei vir baie warm dagtemperature wat aan hittegolftoestande grens tot en met die einde van die maand.

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Senwes gerat om by te dra tot brandhulp

  • 23 October 2020
  • 1230

Die brande in groot dele van die Vrystaat en Noord-Kaap beïnvloed nie net die slagoffers wat daardeur geraak word nie, maar ook die landbouwaardeketting in totaliteit. Om dié rede is dit belangrik dat ons kragte saamsnoer en alles moontlik doen om die impak van dié tragedie aan te spreek.

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International Day of Rural women

  • 16 October 2020
  • 1048

15 October is International Rural women day. The day is earmarked to highlight the role that women play in carrying rural communities. The theme of this year’s International Rural Women’s Day is “Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of Covid-19”.

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Good news for the South African citrus industry

  • 16 October 2020
  • 1389

At the beginning of 2020, the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service citrus annual report predicted that the South African citrus industry would continue to grow strongly in the production and export of soft citrus, lemons, and limes in the 2019/2020 season.

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Senwes enables food heroes to make a difference

  • 16 October 2020
  • 1144

It is World Food Day, and as one of the United Nations’ most recognised observances, it offers an important opportunity to bring much needed awareness to the issue of food security.

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Nuwe perspektief kan voedselsekerheid op huishoudelike vlak help verseker

  • 16 October 2020
  • 1184

Ter wille van groter voedselsekerheid op huishoudelike vlak is dit belangrik dat kleinboere en kommersiële boere sterk en betekenisvolle vennootskappe vorm. Hierdie vennootskappe moet voorts deur voldoende staatshulpbronne ondersteun word.

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Digital livestock identification and traceability system a first for SA

  • 09 October 2020
  • 1517

If there is one thing the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us, it is the importance of bio- and food security. This not only contributes to customer satisfaction, but also to market confidence.

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Thoughts on South Africa’s Food Price Inflation

  • 09 October 2020
  • 1173

The rising grain prices, which over the weekend I highlighted their impact on the livestock sector, present upside risks also to South Africa’s food price inflation. This is a case although the pass-through of the recent price increases remains fairly muted, with “bread and cereals” category of the food price inflation basket rising by only 2.8% y/y in August 2020, marginally up from the previous month.

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Lewendehaweprodusente bekommerd oor stygende gewaspryse

  • 09 October 2020
  • 1122

Die stygende graan- en oliesaadpryse kan ʼn negatiewe invloed op Suid-Afrikaanse lewendehaweprodusente hê, aldus Wandile Sihlobo, landbou-ekonoom van die landbousakekamer Agbiz.

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Senwes Equipment – diensvennoot waarop jy kan reken

  • 09 October 2020
  • 1106

As dit kom by landboutoerusting en instandhoudingsoplossings is Senwes Equipment die produsent se aangewese keuse.

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Update on State Land Release

  • 02 October 2020
  • 1220

The minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, announced the procedures to be followed when applying for state land. She also said that women and people with disabilities would be prioritised when allocating 896 farms measuring 700 0000 hectares of underutilised or vacant state land, which will be advertised over the next two weeks.

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Quarterly Labour Force Survey – Agriculture still our saving grace

  • 02 October 2020
  • 1079

Statistics South Africa released the Quarterly Labour Force Survey data for the second quarter of 2020. We had all braced ourselves for a notable increase in unemployment figures, the stats tell a complicated story.

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Meaningful transformation a priority for SACTA

  • 02 October 2020
  • 1069

Funding meaningful transformation remains a strategic priority for the South African Cultivar and Technology Agency (SACTA). This is according to its Chairman, Deon van Rooyen.

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Rabies – prevention is better than cure

  • 02 October 2020
  • 1253

Following World Rabies Day, the message from the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) is clear: rabies is 100% preventable by means of vaccinations.

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BBP-insinking kan landbou oor langtermyn skaad – Francois Strydom

  • 25 September 2020
  • 1281

“Hoewel dit op die korttermyn lyk of die landbou gespaar is, gaan die ekonomiese inkrimping op die langtermyn na die sektor begin deurwerk en dit voorspel slegte nuus.” Dit is die mening van Francois Strydom, Senwes Groep Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte.

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Uitvoerseisoen gunstig vir sitrus - BFAP

  • 25 September 2020
  • 1159

Terwyl die koronaviruspandemie ʼn demper op byna alle ekonomiese aktwiteite geplaas het, wil dit voorkom asof die pandemie vir sitrusprodusente ʼn gulde markgeleentheid bied.

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Slim sakeplan die sleutel tot finansieringsukses

  • 25 September 2020
  • 1208

In die swak ekonomiese klimaat is finansiering vir produsente lank reeds nie meer ʼn gegewe nie. Hierdie tendens kan onder meer toegeskryf word aan die probleme by die Land Bank, wat sowat 30% van die landbou finansier, asook die feit dat banke se kredietrisiko verhoog en hul kredietkriteria verander.

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In the next Senwes Scenario

  • 18 September 2020
  • 1131

The Senwes Scenario is now exclusively available online! Disruptions caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus accelerated the drive to a more easily accessible, innovative Scenario. Gone are the days of you having to wait for your Scenario to come in the mail, you now have access to it at the click of a button.

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

  • 18 September 2020
  • 1107

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
  • 1114

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
  • 1404

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
  • 1465

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
  • 1249

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
  • 1344

“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
  • 1299

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
  • 1299

“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
  • 1306

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 August 2020
  • 1452

“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 August 2020
  • 1222

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 August 2020
  • 1514

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 August 2020
  • 1091

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 August 2020
  • 1257

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 August 2020
  • 1420

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 August 2020
  • 1410

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 August 2020
  • 1611

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?

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

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

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

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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Increasing imports could jeopardise the local agricultural economy

Agri SA calls on government to be vigilant around produce trade. Globally, the decline in demand for agricultural produce has resulted in stock surpluses and over-capacitated storage facilities.

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

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?

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

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Donate maize, receive seed and support your community

South Africans have always been known for their willingness to reach out and help each other in times of need. This characteristic has clearly shone through once again. A number of projects have been launched to assist those who are struggling and in need, living in areas where the destructive effect of the disrupted economy is most visible.

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Senwes prospers in challenging macro-economic conditions

The financial results of the group of companies reflect a 7,8% growth to R303m profit attributable to equity holders of the parent company for the 2019/2020 financial year. Earnings before tax, depreciation and amortisation increased by 17,6% from R533m to R627m, while earnings per share increased by 5,4% to 178,3 cents per share.

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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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Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series – Informal Trade Part2

Session 10 of the Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series continues to explore the complex world of Informal Trade in South Africa. The panel for this discussion is diverse and representative the different components of the entire agricultural value chain.

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Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series – Informal Markets

The ninth session examines the ins and outs of the agricultural informal trade sector in South Africa. The discussion explores the different issues and challenges around the sector as well as the viability and tremendous potential in small business development for this sector.

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Winter vegetable & lentil soup

Beat the Winter chills with a healthy and hearty vegetable and lentil soup, perfect to keep any family warm.

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Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series - The SAFEX differential

Session 7 of the Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series tackles the SAFEX Differential as a hot topic and provides insights from various role-players within the Agri Value Chain. Anchor Dr John Purchase leads the panel once again and is joined by panellists Chris Sturgess JSE, Former Director: Commodity Derivatives; Frans Dreyer Senwes, Manager: Brokerage; Luan van der Walt Grain SA, Economist; Johan Strauss UFS, Lecturer; Stephan Kruger Producer; and Tjaart Kruger Premier Foods Ltd, CEO.

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Agriculture Value Chain, Food Supply and Distribution

The Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series takes a closer look at various projects in the country that strive to curb the surge of hunger and desperation experienced in poor communities, where the devastating effects of the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic is increasingly evident.

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'AVC Food Umbrella' kry momentum

Senwes vat hande met landboubesighede en rolspelers in die waardeketting met die loodsing van die 'Agri Value Chain Food Umbrella’. Die doel van die inisiatief is om die gebrek aan voedsel en desperaatheid wat in arm gemeenskappe ervaar word, waar die vernietigende effek van die grendeltyd baie meer algemeen is, aan te spreek.

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Increase in crime poses threat to agriculture

“The high crime levels, especially farm attacks, which leave the farming community vulnerable, have further escalated over the past weeks after relaxation of the lockdown measures. This has once again sent shock waves through the farming community. Criminality affects not only the farmer but also farmworkers and the rural community, which can only be regarded as an economic and emotional attack on agriculture,” said Tommie Esterhuyse, chair of Agri SA’s Centre of Excellence: Rural Safety.

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Virtual Discussion focuses on goodwill

Session 8 of the Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series takes a closer look at various projects in the country that strive to curb the surge of hunger and desperation experienced in poor communities where the devastating effects of the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic is increasingly evident.

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Message from Senwes Group CEO to clients and staff

Francois Strydom addresses staff and clients where he highlights three key aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic and also touches on commodity prices where he paints the short and medium-term outlook for grain, fruit and vegetables, and meat industries.

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Die impak van COVID-19 op Suid-Afrika

Theo Vorster praat oor die impak van die CoronaVirus op Suid-Afrika. Die eerste in ‘n reeks video’s waar Senwes sy klante, primêre produsente en prosesseerders, raad gee oor hoe om die COVID-19 pandemie te hanteer.

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Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series – Logistics

The sixth session of the Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series brought to you by Senwes in partnership with Agbiz takes a closer look at logistics as one of the critical pressure points in driving our food security and competitiveness.

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AVC Food Umbrella radio interviews

Francois Strydom, Senwes Group CEO talks on various radio shows about the AVC Food Umbrella. This initiative is answering the call of Agbiz to ensure food security amidst the disrupted economic activities due to the lockdown, as a result of the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Raad vir klante | Die impak van COVID-19 op die ekonomie

Theo Vorster praat oor die impak van die CoronaVirus op die ekonomie. Hierdie is die tweede video in die reeks waar Senwes sy klante, primêre produsente en prosesseerders, raad gee oor hoe om die COVID-19 pandemie te hanteer.

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Rising electricity tariffs are a major constraint for agriculture and the overall economy

NERSA has announced its decision regarding Eskom’s Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application for the 2018/19 financial year. NERSA approved an RCA balance of R13,3 billion in Eskom’s favour. Eskom’s application was for R27.32 billion.

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Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series – Finance

In the fifth session of the Agricultural Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series, brought to you by Senwes and Agbiz we get an introduction to the importance of open and competitive value chains and financing in the system, including the extent of primary agricultural debt and the need for insurance.

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Raad vir klante | Die impak van COVID-19 op die landbousektor

Theo Vorster praat oor die impak van die CoronaVirus op die landbousektor. Hierdie is die derde video in die reeks waar Senwes sy klante, primêre produsente en prosesseerders, raad gee oor hoe om die COVID-19 pandemie te hanteer.

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Senwes launches Agri Value Chain Food Umbrella

Delivery number 418668 open for donations - Senwes is uniting the agricultural value chain with the launching of the Agri Value Chain Food Umbrella. This initiative is answering the call of Agbiz to ensure food security amidst the disrupted economic activities due to the lockdown, as a result of the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Raad vir klante | Wat is die verskil tussen paniek en beplanning?

Theo Vorster praat oor rasionele teenoor emosionele besluitneming en stel dat klante na die feite moet kyk en meganismes in plek te moet sit om emosies te bestuur. Emosionele besluite is gewoonlik die verkeerde besluite. Wees realisties oor aannames, hierdie probleem gaan met ons wees vir ten minste die volgende 12-maande.

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Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series – Milling industry

In the third session of the Agricultural Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series, brought to you by Senwes and Agbiz, viewers get a lesson on the milling industry and how it operates.

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Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series – The Meat Industry

The second session of the Agricultural Value Chain discussions brought to you by Agbiz and Senwes, puts the spotlight on the animal industry. Dr John Purchase, CEO of Agbiz, is anchoring the session and discussions are held between panellists who are key experts in the animal industry.

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Have you watched the Agricultural Value Chain discussion series?

  • 30 April 2020
  • 1559

Senwes and the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) have launched an ongoing virtual discussion series on the agricultural value chain. These informative discussions include an introduction to the agricultural value chain, followed by panel discussions focusing on various industries such as the meat and milling industries. Session 4 has also been uploaded and it focuses on primary producers.

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Agricultural Value Chain Virtual Discussion - Session One

  • 30 April 2020
  • 1508

Senwes launched the Agricultural Value Chain Virtual Discussion series on 24 April 2020. With the aim of educating consumers and the general public about the value chain and what it means for the ordinary man in his everyday life. This series is designed to provide intricate details of the inner processes of the agricultural sector, from the farm to the table.

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Raad vir klante | Wat moet ek en my besigheid nie nou doen nie

  • 30 April 2020
  • 2247

Theo Vorster praat oor die aspekte wat klante en hul besighede nie nou moet doen nie. Hy stel voor klante pas aannames afwaarts aan, herbesoek begrotings, bly weg van groot projekte en moet nie aanneem die ekonomie gaan dadelik weer wees soos wat dit was voor die virus nie.

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Agricultural Value Chain Virtual Discussion Session

  • 24 April 2020
  • 1544

Senwes, in collaboration with the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz), will be hosting a virtual discussion series on the agricultural value chain. These are the first virtual discussions in the new revolutionary series - A new way of conversing and bringing the agri value chain together.

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Raad vir klante | ‘n trotste inisiatief van Senwes

  • 24 April 2020
  • 1797

Senwes gee raad aan klante oor hoe om die COVID-19 pandemie te hanteer. In hierdie opnames praat Theo Vorster oor ‘n paar knelpunte soos die impak van die COVID-19 pandemie en verduidelik verskillende aspekte wat elke klante sowel as hul besighede nie uit die oog moet verloor nie.

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Land Bank’s default risks financial contagion and devastation for agriculture

Land Bank has warned debt holders of R50 billion that it is in danger of defaulting. The repayments in question are for its revolving credit facility, Land Bank cited a current “liquidity shortfall” as the problem.

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Witmielieverskansingsalternatiewe Invloedryke markprysdrywers

  • 17 April 2020
  • 1766

Die twee vorige artikels het gefokus op die agtergrond en resultate van ’n studie waar nege alternatiewe witmielieverskansingstrategieë vergelyk is vanaf die 2002/03 tot en met die 2018/19 produksiejaar.

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Organiese materiaal, Humiensuur en Fulviensuur

Alles begin en eindig met koolstof: “Carbon is the energy currency of soil.” (Dr. Kris Nichols; Rodale Institute). ’n Tekort aan koolstof in die grond sal gewasopbrengs onder druk plaas ten spyte van toenemende hoeveelhede kunsmis.

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’n Boer maak ’n plan - Die belangrikheid van ’n strategie en die basiese elemente daarvan

Senwes Scenario het by Senwes produsent AC van Wyk van ACH Boerdery in die Bultfontein omgewing gaan kuier om bietjie meer uit te vind oor hoe strategie deel van die groot vyf in landbou vorm. ’n Boer maak altyd ’n plan, so ‘n strategie is basies die uitbreiding van daardie planne.

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Senwes proudly supports the agricultural value chain

  • 09 April 2020
  • 1525

Senwes proudly supports the agricultural value chain which is undoubtedly an essential service to South Africa and the rest of the world… #DoYou?

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Voeding van pekanneutbome

  • 09 April 2020
  • 4636

Vrugbare grond met ‘n gebalanseerde voedingsprogram is nodig vir optimale groei en ontwikkeling van gesonde blare wat die boom in staat sal stel om jaarliks ‘n kwaliteit drag te produseer.

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He who deals with trusts, BEWARE!

We find more and more clients considering whether or not they should move all their life insurance policies into the trust as well. As with all financial planning scenarios, there is not one single answer that will suffice in all situations.

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COVID-19: Understanding, consideration and cooperation in Agri value chains imperative

  • 03 April 2020
  • 1631

Agri SA calls for understanding and considerate conduct in agricultural value chains during the COVID-19 lockdown period. The agricultural sector has a massive responsibility to ensure food security during the lockdown period, but also in the trying economic times ahead.

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Implications for transport in Agriculture

  • 02 April 2020
  • 1473

Outline: Selected definitions relevant to agriculture, Transport overview: Aspects relevant to agriculture and Transport of staff (Bakkies & Trucks).

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Senwes ready to serve during 21-day national lockdown

  • 02 April 2020
  • 2564

Senwes has the responsibility of making a meaningful contribution towards food security in South Africa through sustainable agriculture. This responsibility stretches across various segments in the agri value chain which include, amongst others, the supply of inputs and mechanisation solutions as well as grain handling, storage and logistical solutions to food producers and other role players in the value chain.

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No time for politics now, save the economy and our country!

Moody’s downgrade of South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to ‘Ba1’ from ‘Baa3’ is not unexpected. A perfect storm has been in the making for some time due to policy uncertainty, weak economic growth, rising debt levels, a decline in income to the fiscus and high levels of corruption and ineptness in government departments.

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Bewaringslandbou - 'n Innoverende oplossing vir aardverwarming

Bewaringslandbou word as ’n volhoubare landboumetode bepleit om grondgesondheid te verbeter en oesopbrengste en voedselsekerheid te verhoog, terwyl insetkoste verlaag word.

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Results of agricultural census released at a crucial time

Agri SA welcomes the release of results for the latest [1] Census of Commercial Agriculture (CoCA). We realise that good decision-making on the spectrum of matters that affect agriculture should be based on accurate and reliable information.

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South Africa is food secure

Consumers are urged to stop panic buying amid COVID-19. The increase in COVID-19 cases in South Africa is a major concern for everyone. The steps taken by the government to combat the further spread of the virus should be supported by all.

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2020 Nampo Harvest Day Postponed

  • 20 March 2020
  • 3225

The 2020 NAMPO Harvest Day will be postponed to 11-14 August 2020, given that Government policies and guidelines permit the postponed date. Grain SA will evaluate and review the date by the end of June 2020 if necessitated by governmental regulations.

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Herfs in jou tuin

Herfs is hier en die deurdringende reënval, veral in groot dele van die Senwes-gebied die afgelope tyd, sal jou droë lente-/somertuin sommer gou opkikker. In die steeds droë gebiede soos die Noord- en Oos-Kaap is tuinmaak nie noodwendig ’n plesier as jy bloot net spartel om jou tuin aan die lewe te hou nie.

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Alternatiewe voerbronne vir herkouers

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

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Wen Milanie Vosloo se nuwe boek - Simfonie van seёn

  • 13 March 2020
  • 4062

Topverkoperouteur Milanie Vosloo, wat die geloofsrubriek Kos vir die Siel vir Senwes Scenario skryf, neem lesers met haar nuwe boek Simfonie van Seën op ’n jaarlange reis om God se goedheid en seën elke dag in hulle lewens te ervaar.

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Dopontwerp - Invloed is groot op die werking van koeël en kaliber

In die skietgemeenskap is die dopontwerp van ’n kaliber soms net so ’n groot besprekingspunt soos kaliberkeuse. ’n Kaliber bestaan juis uit ’n koeël met ’n sekere deursnit wat in ’n spesifieke dopontwerp pas.

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Senwes Equipment reg vir winter en stroop

Ons is midde-in herfs en die winterkoue en strooptyd lê vir ons en wag. Dit is nou die tyd om seker te maak dat jy sonder enige probleme hooi of kuilvoer sal kan maak en dat jou stroper jou nie in die middel van stroopseisoen in die steek laat nie. Senwes Equipment se inspeksieprogram bied vir jou oplossings vir byna al jou plaastoerusting.

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Braaied whole snoek with apricot basting

Having friends over this weekend? Jazz up your snoek with an apricot basting.

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Watch out for armyworms

  • 06 March 2020
  • 2000

Many queries were received about what the command worm looked like. Worms have already been spotted in some districts. The worms can do great damage to crops and pastures.

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Corona crisis threatens agricultural trade globally

  • 05 March 2020
  • 2721

The unexpected and alarming spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has sparked fears of a global economic slowdown. South African agriculture exports approximately 25 commodities amounting to a value of more than $10 billion annually.

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Good year for SA grain sector

This promises to be a good year for South Africa’s grain sector, at least from a production front. The data released yesterday by the Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) show that South Africa’s 2019/20 summer grains production could increase by 26% y/y to 16.8 million tonnes.

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Agbiz reaction on 2020 Budget: Challenging times for South Africa

  • 28 February 2020
  • 1662

This was yet another challenging budget for South Africa. It was tabled at a time of low economic growth, constrained tax revenue and higher unemployment.

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In die volgende Senwes Scenario – Fokus op Oes- en Herfstyd!

  • 28 February 2020
  • 1733

Met die uitgaan van 2019 en 2020 se intrap sien ons, soos in vorige seisoene, ‘n duidelike verandering in die weerspatrone. Die reënseisoen het letterlik geskuif en planne moet gemaak word om dit proaktief in elkeen se strategie in te werk.

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New Agricultural Development Agency set to bridge the gap between government and the private sector

  • 21 February 2020
  • 1921

The Agricultural development agency (AGDA) officially launched on Tuesday 18 February, as part of the Africa Agri Tech conference taking place at Sun Arena at Times Square in Pretoria.

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National minimum wage increase

  • 20 February 2020
  • 1950

Agri SA takes note of the increase of 3.8% to the national minimum wage which will come into effect on 1 March 2020.

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Agricultural sector’s answer to power supply

  • 19 February 2020
  • 1760

Agri SA welcomes the attention President Cyril Ramaphosa gave to the Eskom crisis in his state of the nation address.

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Senwes Equipment Awards Ceremony

  • 14 February 2020
  • 1799

Senwes Equipment honoured their top performing team members at a function held on 7 February 2020 at The Barn at Senwes Head Office.

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Deep fried pap balls with a cheese filling

  • 14 February 2020
  • 2895

Having a braai this weekend? Pair your meat and sauce with these delicious deep fried pap balls.

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Agbiz responds to the 2020 SONA by President Cyril Ramaphosa

  • 14 February 2020
  • 1623

Agbiz welcomes the greater realism articulated in the State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa, and especially welcomes the emphasis on inclusive economic growth to address key challenges facing South Africa.

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Die rol van dekgewasse in grondgesondheid

Dekgewasse word deesdae onvoorwaardelik saam met woorde soos grondopbou, grondgesondheid, volhoubare landbou asook grondherlewing of bewaringslandbou genoem. Dekgewasse vorm dus die kern of die belangrikste aspek in enige van hierdie ideologiese benaderings.

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Is kuilvoerentstowwe ’n belegging?

Wanneer dit by die produksie van hoë gehalte voer kom, kan die resultate geraak word deur enigiets van die weer tot tydsberekening, hantering en stoormetodes.

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Biosekuriteit by lewende hawe tentoonstellings

  • 07 February 2020
  • 1828

Gesamentlike persverklaring van Elmarie Prinsloo, CEO van die Bloemskou, Terry Strachen, CEO van die Royal Show (Pietermaritzburg), Albert Loubser, organiseerder van Nampo-ALFA (Bothaville), Johan Ehlers CEO van Agri Expo wat die Livestock ekspo aanbied (Stellenbosch) en Toit Wessels, hoofbestuurder Nampo Oesdag (Bothaville) en ook verteenwoordigend van Nampo Kaap (Bredasdorp).

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Dataplatforms herdefinieer boerdery in SA

  • 31 January 2020
  • 1706

Landbou-ondernemings sluit by Suid-Afrikaanse dataplatforms aan wat boerdery wil omvorm. John Deere het ’n platform ontwikkel waarmee derdepartyverskaffers van landboudienste, produsente met besluitneming help deur hul boerderydata te gebruik.

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Eksterne temperatuur se effek op ’n geweer se groepering

  • 31 January 2020
  • 2347

Verskeie faktore het ’n effek op die groeperings wat jy met jou geweer kan skiet. In vorige artikels het ons gesien dat ammunisie se spoed en patroonlengte nie noodwendig ’n groepering tot gevolg sal hê nie. In hierdie uitgawe ondersoek ons die effek van eksterne temperatuur op ’n geweer se groepering.

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Die Ottosdal Draf en Trap vier 27 jaar van sukses!

  • 31 January 2020
  • 2190

Slegs 72km vanaf Klerksdorp in die ooste, 62km vanaf Delareyville in die weste, 88km vanaf Lichtenburg in die noorde en 46km vanaf Wolmaransstad in die suide. Reg in die middel van Noordweskontrei wag die klein Noordwes landboudorpie van Ottosdal jaarliks vir die duisende atlete en besoekers aan die einde van Januarie - vanjaar was dit die 27ste agtereenvolgende byeenkoms. ​

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27th Ottosdal Draf & Trap happens this weekend

  • 24 January 2020
  • 2002

Are you ready for the 2020 Ottosdal Draf & Trap? You better get fit and ready because it is happening this Saturday, 25 January in Ottosdal.

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Future challenges for Animal Production

  • 24 January 2020
  • 2115

The world’s population growth will demand more food between now and 2050 than was produced during the previous 8 000 years. The key for the next few decades will be to deliver a new and innovative model of animal production that balances innovation with sustainability.

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Day of Prayer

  • 23 January 2020
  • 1568

Agri SA calls on every South African to join hands and to pray for the future of our country, specifically for the much-needed agricultural sector.

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AGDA to launch at AAT

  • 17 January 2020
  • 1849

The much-anticipated Agriculture Development Agency will be officially launched at the Africa Agri Tech Conference and Expo (AAT) on 18 February 2020, to be held at the Maslow Hotel, Times Square, Menlyn Main in Pretoria.

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Die impak van laergraadlewerings op plaaslike pryse

  • 17 January 2020
  • 1797

Die 2019 seisoen is gekenmerk deur ’n hoër as normale hoeveelheid lewerings van laer grade mielies. Veral witmielies in die Wes-Vrystaat, waar aanplantings laat was, het groot hoeveelhede mielies van ’n laer graad opgelewer.

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3 000 miljard liter watertekort in SA teen 2030

  • 17 January 2020
  • 2745

Sonder ingryping, kan Suid-Afrika teen 2030 ’n tekort van ongeveer 3 000 miljard liter water per jaar ondervind, aldus die Departement van Water en Sanitasie (DWS) wat vroeër in 2019 tydens ’n interaktiewe ministeriële sitting oor transformasie in Boksburg die voorspelling gemaak het.

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Kollektiewe Vasteprys Minimumprys-kontrak

  • 10 January 2020
  • 1856

Senwes bied die afgelope drie seisoene ’n kollektiewe prysbestuurskontrak (KPK) aan produsente wat gebruik wil maak van die produk.

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Melktertpannekoek met kersiesous

  • 10 January 2020
  • 1750

Dis kerstyd en reëntyd en wat is nou beter as pannekoek gedurende die tyd. Hierdie resep is deur Arina du Plessis geplaas na sy Gerrit en Gwynet Higgo se kersieplaas, Constantia, by Clocolan besoek het.

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Trusts and Capital Gains Tax

Many of our clients have a number of trust structures in place. These trusts distribute income and capital gains amongst each other prior to these being finally distributed to a natural person.

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Omdraaistrategie werp vrugte af

Senwes Scenario het ’n draai by Corné Kruger, Senwes Hoof Finansiële Beampte, gaan maak oor wat die omdraaistrategie destyds, na die draai van die eeu, behels het, dit wat vooraf gebeur het, die impak daarvan en die lesse wat geleer is, sowel as hoe dit die pad vorentoe bepaal ’n paar dekades daarna, met 2020 en die toekoms om die draai.

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Tyd vir verandering - Dink jy na oor die toekoms?

  • 20 December 2019
  • 8954

In landbou staan ons vroegdag op met ‘n lang lys goed om af te handel voor die son sak. Maar dink ons meer en meer of oor en oor oor die toekoms?

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Bou brûe van vooruitgang - Menslike hulpbronne deel van jou toekomsstrategie

  • 20 December 2019
  • 4750

Senwes Scenario het met produsent Neels Fourie van Schweizer-Reneke gesels oor een van die groot vyf onderafdelings van toekomsstrategie in boerdery, naamlik menslike hulpbronne.

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5 tips on how to avoid phishing

Phishing is a technique and/or the fraudulent action of sending emails, purporting to be from well-known companies, in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.

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Hydroponics - Farming for the future

Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture, which is a method of growing plants without soil by instead using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. Plants commonly grown hydroponically include tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and lettuces.

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Load shedding: Looming crisis in agriculture

“Eskom has implemented stage 6 load shedding from 18:00 to 22:00 on Monday evening, catching the South African economy off guard,” says Nicol Jansen, Agri SA’s chair of the Centre of Excellence: Economics and Trade.

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Good results despite challenging first semester

  • 06 December 2019
  • 1869

The interim financial results of Senwes reflect an 8,4% increase on the results of the previous year and earnings after tax attributable to ordinary shareholders of R168m.

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Gesamentlike omsigtigheidsaankondiging

  • 06 December 2019
  • 2079

Die aandeelhouers van die maatskappye word hiermee ingelig dat Senwes en Senwesbel van Klerksdorp en Suidwes Beherend van Leeudoringstad in onderhandelinge getree het rakende moontlike transaksies wat, indien suksesvol, 'n wesenlike effek op die prys van die aandele van die onderskeie maatskappye kan hê.

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Agri SA ready to engage on Water Master Plan

  • 06 December 2019
  • 1973

On 28 November 2019 the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu, launched the much anticipated National Water and Sanitation Master Plan (NW&SMP) in Pretoria. The NW&SMP outlines the short, medium, and long-term strategy to safeguard water security for all South Africans.

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Die invloed van SEETEMPERATURE op plaaslike pryse

  • 29 November 2019
  • 2038

Die plaaslike mark kyk nou reeds vorentoe na die nuwe produksieseisoen. Met die besluite wat geneem word rondom aanplantings, is dit belangrik om verskansing nie agterweë te laat nie.

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Conversion from an agricultural co-operative to a public company - A NEW BALL GAME

  • 29 November 2019
  • 1895

During the late 1990’s and following the new political dispensation, almost all the agricultural co-operatives established under the then prevailing Co-operatives Act, resolved to convert to public companies.

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