Agri NC Festive Season Hours

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season. May 2018 bring you abundant joy and happiness. The Agri NC office will close on 15 December 2017 and re-open on 8 January 2018. Happy New...

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SA agri economy shows robust growth in Q3, 2017 AgriOrbit

After registering a 38.7% quarter over quarter (q/q) (revised) growth rate in the second quarter of 2017, the agricultural GDP grew by 44.2% q/q in the third quarter. According to Agbiz, it is against their expectations of a moderate growth of around the mid 20% q/q,...

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Verwagte koringproduksie laer AgriOrbit

Die oesskattingskomitee het pas die oppervlakteskatting en vierde produksieskatting van wintergewasse vir die 2017-produksieseisoen bekendgemaak. Kommersiële koringproduksie sal na verwagting weens die droogte in die Wes-Kaap met 4,5% daal. Die vyfde produksieskatting...

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Reën tot in Desember in Kaap moontlik Landbou - Alani Janeke

Daar is 'n moontlikheid dat nog reën in dele van die Wes-, Oos- en Noord-Kaap kan voorkom, terwyl 'n gunstige reëntyd in die somerreëngebied steed verwag word, sê mnr. Johan van den Berg, klimatoloog van Santam Landbou. Reën het die afgelope weke oor dele van die...

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SA fuel prices set to increase further in December AgriOrbit

South African fuel prices could increase further on 6 December 2017. While it is relatively early to be certain about the scale of the increase, the current estimates suggest that prices of petrol and diesel might increase by 5% and 3%.  This is mainly driven by...

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Dan Kriek se visie vir Agri SA AGRI SA

Dan Kriek, die nuutverkose voorsitter van AgriSA, neem die leisels oor van ‘n organisasie wat reeds geruime tyd besig is om sy mandaat te heroorweeg. Hy praat met Nico van Burick oor sy voornemens. Op die onlangse jaarlikse kongres het dit gelyk of daar ‘n groot mate...

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Agri SA Media Release: Concern About Bill AGRI SA

Medium-Term Budget: Agri SA concerned about regulation of agricultural land holdings bill Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) used several agricultural related metaphors, such as sowing and reaping. This highlights an emphasis...

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2017 Agri SA Jongboer van die jaar

Baie geluk aan Jaco Strauss wat aangewys is as die 2017 Afri SA Jongboer van die jaar! Ons is geweldig trots op jou en wens Jaco alle geluk en sterkte toe. Jaco se bydraes is van onskatbare waarde en ons sien uit na sy toekomstige insette en innoverende ontwikkelinge...

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Afslaers ding mee by #AELivestock AgriOrbit

Die Toyota SA Nasionale Jong Afslaerskompetisie sal in 2018 vir die vyfde agtereenvolgende jaar gehou word. Die kompetisie het ten doel om die lewendehawe-afslaersberoep te bevorder en is in 2014 vir die eerste keer deur die landboutydskrifte, Veeplaas en Stockfarm,...

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Hide Prices

Due to the hide markets need to have timeous prices before the publication of the Agri Trends, the team will send out the weekly hide prices individually. The average hide price over the past week was 1.7% lower at R12.50/kg green. The hide market is currently under...

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AgriSA teams up with police to fight crime SANews

The Ministry of Police and AgriSA will work together to develop a plan of action to create safety in farming communities. “We must attend to farm killings as well as attacks… but equally, we must prevent any form of disruption with regard to production that takes...

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Hide Prices

Due to the hide markets need to have timeous prices before the publication of the Agri Trends, the team will send out the weekly hide prices individually. The average hide price over the past week was 2.5% lower at R12.64/kg green. The hide market is currently under...

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Agri Noord-Kaap bekyk volhoubare landbou Agri Orbit

Agri Noord-Kaap (Agri NK) het op 23 Augustus hul jaarlikse kongres in Kimberley aangebied en boere van oor die hele Noord-Kaap het die geleentheid bygewoon. Omdat almal bekommerd is oor die politieke situasie in die land, het die bestuur van Agri NK besluit om hierdie...

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A woman’s place in agriculture Biz Community

Agriculture is traditionally regarded as a male profession, but those in the industry know that women are playing an influential role in developing the growth of agriculture in Africa. Magda du Toit, the corporate engagement and communication manager for Monsanto SA...

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Melanie Theron (ORLU Amptenaar) – 15 Jaar Diens

Oranjerivier Landbou-unie was bevoorreg om op 3 Julie 2017 saam met Melanie Theron, Kantoor Administrateur, 15 jaar van getroue en lojale diens te vier. Melanie het diens aanvaar op 01 Julie 2002 by ORLU en volgens haar was sy nog nooit spyt nie. As Bestuurder by ORLU...

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Department gears up to reward women News 24 - Boipelo Mere

The Northern Cape Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development is all set and ready for the annual Female Entrepreneur Awards 2017 that will be held in Kimberley in August. This year, 87 female entrepreneur projects went through the adjudication...

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Africa: Land of milk and beef? Bizcommunity - Wyatt Bechtel

Investing in Africa's beef and dairy industries could be a boom for global agriculture, but it does come with some baggage, according to AgWeb. During Alltech’s 30th Annual International Symposium in Lexington, Ky., a presentation was given about the potential of...

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Northern Cape province, South Africa Brand South Africa

The vast and arid Northern Cape is South Africa’s largest province – around the size of Germany – and takes up nearly a third of the country’s land area. Yet it has the smallest population, only 1-million people, and a population density of just three people for every...

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Risk protection for SA sheep farmers Joseph Booysen

South African sheep farmers are set to reap benefits of risk protection against prices volatility after the JSE last week launched the lamb carcass futures contract on its Commodity Derivatives Market. The JSE said the move would allow farmers and abattoirs to protect...

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Farm inspections underway in NC OFM News - Katleho Morapela

The Northern Cape Department of Labour says it will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that employers who do not comply with the basic conditions of the Employment Act are brought to book.   The department’s spokesperson, Kebalepile Khula, says it has come to light...

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When towns run dry News 24 - Yolandi Groenewald

In Calvinia people had forgotten what rain smells like. The biggest town in the Hantam-Karoo district of the Northern Cape is slowly dying of thirst. Its main water source, the Karee Dam, dried up at the end of last year and the few boreholes left are in dire straits,...

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Who owns the land? Politics Web - Theuns Eloff

LAND - WHERE DOES THE HUNGER LIE? Land reform, especially of agricultural land, is nowadays almost a shibboleth for South African politics. The reasoning of the associated rhetoric usually has the following elements: - “Soil is prosperity, and if you first possess...

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Human myaisis outbreak in the Northern Cape SABC News

There's been an outbreak of human Myaisis or flying maggots in the Northern Cape. Twelve people from Upington and Kuruman have been treated since the beginning of March. Myaisis is a climatic disease; experts say the recent heavy rains in the province could have...

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Rural safety enjoys high-level attention Politics Web

Agri SA’s Rural Safety Committee yesterday met with a high-level police delegation and other representatives of the country’s security forces for in-depth discussions and planning regarding various rural safety aspects that threaten the security of the farming...

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Zambia provides opportunity for SA agri investment ENCA

South African companies and farmers looking to branch out beyond the republic’s borders should consider the potential offered by Zambia as the Agritech Expo Zambia takes place in Chisamba from April 27-29. “Zambia is an exciting market to explore, not just for South...

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We will defend Operation Phakisa against politics Agri SA

Agri SA is committed to the Operation Phakisa process but will not allow it to be hijacked for sectarian and narrow political agendas by President Jacob Zuma or any other politician, the agricultural union said on Saturday. President Jacob Zuma had contradicted the...

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SKA, Agri SA in Karoo partnership ITWeb - Admire Moyo

SKA South Africa and Agri SA today signed an agreement that commits both organisations to jointly ensure that local communities of the Karoo benefit from the SKA project. In anticipation of the impacts that the construction of the SKA radio telescope will have on the...

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Agri SA reageer oor plaasaanvalle AGRI SA

Meer as 8500 plaasaanvalle en 930 moorde oor die afgelope 14 jaar, met meer as 30 plaasaanvalle sedert die begin van 2017 en ‘n moordsyfer wat die hoogte in geskiet het, spreek boekdele oor die volgehoue misdaadaanslag op boere en plaaswerkers. “Die situasie bevorder...

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Nasionale minimum loon aangekondig AGRI SA

Die Adjunk President, Cyril Ramaphosa het ‘n aankondiging gemaak oor die lang verwagte nasionale minimum loon. Dit volg na twee jaar van onderhandelinge wat op verskeie vlakke plaasgevind het, het Ramaphosa gesê. “Dit bring sekerheid vir die landbou oor die...

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Baie meer mielies is aangeplant ProAgri

Die voorlopige skatting van die oppervlakte onder mielies is 30,95% meer is as wat die vorige seisoen aangeplant is en die voorlopige oppervlak onder witmielies is ook 53,46% meer as die vorige seisoen. Die voorlopige oppervlakteskatting van somergewasse is...

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