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Senwes Brokerage staff get their 15 minutes of fame

“In future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” said Andy Warhol, an American artist, director and producer who was a leading figure in the visual arts movement known as pop art. And now it would appear that Andy’s words are ringing true for the Senwes Brokerage staff.

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Feeding of and caring for the ram lamb

The ram makes a phenomenal contribution to successful herd management and improvement. The genetic potential of the ram lamb is already affected by the management practices of the producer from six weeks before birth.

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Die bultfontein boertjiefees beloof om een vir die boeke te wees

Dié egte plattelandse fees, in samewerking met Senwes, vind vanjaar op 30 en 31 Augustus plaas en is belaai met kompetisies, vermaak vir oud en jonk, musiek vanaf die Senwes uitsaai-eenheid, ‘n pretpark vir die kleingoed, kontantkroeg en hope stalletjies te kies en te keur.

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Free State Young Farmer of the Year announced

Herman Janse van Rensburg from Port Arlington was announced as the 2019 Free State Young Farmer of the Year. “Young farmers should stop googling for potential opportunities abroad - rather google opportunities in South Africa”, said the newly crowned winner.

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Senwes 110 - The arrival of the free market and the dissolution of governing bodies

The arrival of the free market and the dissolution of governing bodies resulted in the liberalisation of markets and ushered in a new era for agricultural marketing in South Africa. It resulted in more transparency in respect of price formation and producers had to learn marketing skills. A short overview of the process is provided below.

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Replacement heifers - With good management the best asset class on your farm

If a cattle farmer had to categorise the different production cycles of his herd of cattle in different asset classes as investment possibilities, there would be different investment possibilities for the different asset classes, with different return possibilities. One such an asset class in the portfolio of every farmer, would be replacement heifers.

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Focus on cattle in the next Senwes Scenario

Can you believe it? The much anticipated 2019 national and provincial elections have come and gone, Senwes turned 110 and we are already at the halfway mark of 2019! The latest edition of Senwes Scenario, we take you through the highlights of these special occasions. We tackle issues around livestock which is the farming sector in the spotlight during this time of the year.

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Hoe bepaal ek of my geweer akkuraat is?

Om ’n drieskootgroepering op 100m te skiet met die skote wat mekaar sny, is sekerlik ’n bewys dat my geweer akkuraat is. Maar is dit die enigste maatstaf wat ons moet gebruik om te bepaal of ’n geweer akkuraat is?

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Nation in Conversation looks at the beetroot industry

This week, Nation in Conversation visits Brits in the North West Province where we will be taking a look into the versatility of beetroot. During this episode, we learn more about the different ways that the root vegetable can be enjoyed and we follow the journey of beetroot from the farm to the table.

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Harvest Time is Measurement Time - The case for food traceability across the value chain

Nampo Harvest Day is synonymous with the congregation of all agricultural value chain players. The integrated value chain and related food security are drawing worldwide attention. Consumers are becoming more educated and asking more questions about their food production. This article takes a look at a couple of Food Traceability Trends impacting role players within the agricultural value chain.

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