AGRI Noord-Kaap Droogte Rampfonds

Die Agri Noord-Kaap droogte rampfonds is geskep om hulp aan spesifiek die boere in die Noord-Kaap te bied gedurende die uitmergelende droogte wat hulle tans ervaar. Dit is die ergste droogte sedert 1927. Hierdie is 'n dringende versoek aan die publiek om 'n finansiële...

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Genetic tweak makes plants use 25% less water Times Live

Researchers on Tuesday unveiled a genetic modification that enables plants to use a quarter less water with scant reduction in yield. By altering a single gene, scientists coaxed tobacco plants - a model crop often used in experiments - to grow to near normal size...

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Agriculture grows 17.7% after droughts IOL - Luyolo Mkentane

The South African agricultural economy grew by 17.7percent in 2017, following an extended contraction caused by the El Niño-induced drought in 2015 and 2016, which resulted in failed crops and livestock deaths.    The Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) said the...

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Vergadering met Mmaphaka Tau (PhD)

Vergadering met Mmaphaka Tau (PhD) Deputy Director-General (Head): National Disaster Management Centre Department of Cooperative Governance (DCOG) te Calvinia oor die impak van Prosopis in die Noordkaap sowel as die effek van die rampdroogte in dele van die Noordkaap....

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No Fracking Way Forbes Africa - Jay Caboz

In the latest bout of the nine-year fight by farmers to stop fracking in a semi-arid area of South Africa, a small-town lawyer has delivered a right hook. It was a career defining moment that will live with lawyer Derek Light for the rest of his life: listening as...

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Scania gee om ProAgri - Annemarie Bremner

“Dit voel of ons by die huis gekom het,” vertel Morné Botha, hoofbestuurder van Scania in die Vrystaat. Hy en sy gesin het teen die einde van verlede jaar van Johannesburg af Bloemfontein toe getrek waar hy die leisels oorgeneem het as hoofbestuurder van Sentraal en...

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SA farm workers’ minimum wage raised The Herald

The South African Department of Labour yesterday released the minimum wage for farm and forestry workers for the period starting March 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019. The new minimum wages will see a significant increase. Employees in the farm and forestry sectors are...

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Absa vooruitskouing vir Lente 2017/2018

Die Lente 2017/2018 Landbouvooruitskouing is geskryf en saamgestel deur Absa se interne span landbouekonome, sowel as eksterne spesialiste in verskeie velde. Hierdie vooruitskouing is geskryf vir Absa se kliënte wat betrokke is in die daaglikse werking van die land se...

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Bo-Karoo Boere Ding Mee vir Jongooiklub AgriSA

“Hierdie jaar se interskou tussen jongooiklubs gaan meer suksesvol wees as laasjaar”, sê Diederik Vermeulen, koordineerder en reelingskomitee. Groot was die verbasing toe daar laasjaar meer as 400 boere, ramtelers, skoliere en besigheidsmense van omliggende dorpe en...

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Tractor of the year announced AgriOrbit

The announcement of the winners in the Tractor of the Year competition is one of the highlights at Agritechnica, the world’s leading international exhibition for agricultural machinery and equipment. At Agritechnica 2017, an international jury composed of 24...

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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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CEO Forum: Looking back on agri in 2017 AgriOribit

On 1 December the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) hosted the CEO Forum Meeting, a platform that allows for engagement between CEOs in the agricultural sector and government. Leaders of agricultural companies and organisation such as WRSA,...

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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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