Striking up a conversation on agriculture

Nation in Conversation will again be at the NAMPO Harvest Day to discuss topical issues in the agricultural sector. South Africa's top thought leaders will be gathering to be a voice for the producer and his key partners and to encourage and stimulate debate with South African consumers.


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Climate change adds uncertainty over global maize supplies

Erratic weather conditions and more frequent droughts and floods are exacerbating uncertainty in the agricultural sector. While these have largely been a phenomenon of sub-Saharan Africa and Asian countries, the Americas are also starting to experience these harsh conditions.

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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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Wenner van die 2019 Agri NW Jongboer-toekenning!

  • 27 June 2019
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Die Senwes geborgde 2019 Agri NW toekennings het aan alle verwagtinge voldoen en Dawie Rothmann, ’n jong graan- en groenteboer in die Brits-gebied, het met die louere weggestap.

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Senwes Equipment host harverster and technology day

  • 27 June 2019
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Gordon Culp, John Deere Director, Crop Harvesting Product Planning & Partnering, was at the Senwes Equipment Harvest and Technology day all the way from the worldwide headquarters of Deere and Company which is based in Moline, Illinois in the USA. ​

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The world of citrus explored in the last episode of NIC

  • 27 June 2019
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Season 5 of the Nation in Conversation television series has come to an end and in this episode, we unpack the ins and outs of the citrus industry.

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