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...

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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...

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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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List of towns affected by Eskom’s power cuts ENCA

Eskom on Wednesday announced that power would be interrupted in some North West and Northern Cape municipalities. The Naledi, Lekwa-Teemane and Kgetlengrivier municipalities in the North West were affected. The towns of Vryburg, Stella, Bloemhof, Christiana, Koster...

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Agri SA to work on drought defence Bizcommunity

The agricultural sector was considering the adoption of smart disaster aid after sections of the industry were brought to their knees by the prolonged drought, Agri SA executive director Omri van Zyl said on Monday. "By 'smart' we mean that we take small bites at it...

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Voer dringend benodig na veldbrand by Calvinia ProAgri

Die verwoestende veldbrand wat op die einde van verlede jaar skade op 16 plase in Calvinia-distrik aangerig het, kos miljoene rande. Die brande is moontlik deur ’n foutiewe Eskom-transformator veroorsaak. André Steenkamp van die plaas Elandsfontein by Calvinia het...

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Calvinia’s dam has run dry News24 - James de Villiers

Residents of the Northern Cape’s Hantam Municipality may soon have no water after the municipal dam ran dry nearly a month ago, an official said on Thursday. “We are hoping for the best. But I don’t think our water supplies will keep up,” municipal water and...

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Boerderygemeenskappe Staal Hulle Teen Misdadigheid Agri SA

Die boerderygemeenskappe van Umvoti in KwaZulu-Natal en Colesberg in die Noord-Kaap het deur die implementering van addisionele beveiligingsmaatreëls hulle verder gestaal teen misdadigheid. Dit volg nadat die Agri Securitas Trustfonds geldelike hulp aan die...

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De Aar farmer receives award News24 - Boipelo Mere

The fact that the past three years have been challenging and trying times for farmers, did not hamper Craig Ferreira’s chances of scooping the award for the highest mutton producer in the Northern Cape. Surprised by the announcement that he was the winner, Ferreira...

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Agri Kuruman sê dankie Deon Hoon

            Agri-Kuruman wil hiermee net die volgende persone en instansies bedank vir die wonderlike voorreg wat ons gehad het om soveel bydraes te kon ontvang. Donateurs, wat die geld beskikbaar gestel het - Agri SA en Agri Noordkaap...

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Jasper: Die grootste sonplaas in SA ProAgri - Benine Cronje

Die grootste sonplaas in die land en een van die grootstes in Afrika, is die Jasper-sonplaas net buite Postmasburg in die Noord-Kaap. Dit is deur SolarReserve, ’n wêreldwye ontwikkelaar van grootskaalse sonenergieprojekte, opgerig. Die naam, Jasper, is Engels vir...

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