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...

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...

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...

El Niño no longer predicted for SA Farmer's Weekly - Annelie Coleman

According to Cobus Olivier, prediction scientist at the South Africa Weather Service, the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon was expected to remain in a neutral phase during South Africa’s summer period. This meant that neither La Niña nor El Niño events...

Angus bull sold for a record R140 000 Farmer's Weekly - Siyanda Sishuba

Mequatling Smokin’ Jo (WB 15 306), a Black Angus bull, was sold for R140 000, a new SA record for the breed, at the recent Mequatling Red and Black Angus 50th production auction in Clocolan in the Free State. The previous record – R130 000 – was set by Mequatling...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Fracking to give Karoo ‘uncertain future’ IOL - Norma Wildenboer

The Endangered Wildlife Trust has warned that the Karoo and large parts of the Northern Cape face an “uncertain future” after government approved prospecting rights for hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Minister of Minerals and Energy, Mosebenzi Zwane, recently...

Maximising the potential of wastewater in agriculture Bizcommunity

During World Water Day (22 March), FAO highlighted the opportunity that treated wastewater represents for agriculture, improved food security, and nutrition. Treated and reused wastewater can be a cost-effective and sustainable solution to water scarcity. "We need to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Nkwinti’s populist statements highly irresponsible AGRI SA

Minister Nkwinti who has been implicated in a corrupt land deal, has chosen to deflect the attention on him by making a highly irresponsible statement in Parliament yesterday. The taking of land without compensation has never been on the table from the side of...

National minimum wage announced AGRI SA

The Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced the long-anticipated national minimum wage. This comes after two years of negotiations at various levels, said Ramaphosa. According to Neil Hamman, who chairs Agri SA’s Labour Committee, “this brings certainty for...

Agri SA verwelkom vinnige optrede oor die herfs-kommandowurm ProAgri

Die herfs-kommandowurm is amptelik in SA volgens ‘n verslag deur die LNR. Hulle het monsters in Limpopo en Gauteng gekry en kon daarvolgens bevestig dat dit wel die herfs-kommandowurm is. Die minister van Landbou, Senzani Zokwana, het op ‘n nuuskonferensie in Pretoria...

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...

Wonderlike reënval in die Kalahari AGRI NK - Coenie van der Merwe

Coenie van der Merwe, 'n AGRI Noord-Kaap boer 30km oos van Noenieput (170km noord-wes van Upington) het die volgende wonderlike woorde gestuur oor die onlangse reën in hulle area - "Die beste nuus wat ek graag met julle wil deel is dat die Kalahari goed reën gekry het...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ons moet glo dat ons eersteklas is Hanlie Retief gesels met Omri van Zyl

Dit was die droogte wat ­Omri van Zyl weer gewys het: Daar’s ’n karakter, ’n taaiheid, in Suid-Afrikaners wat groter is as al die negatiewe goed wat ons nou in die politiek so platslaan. Dis die boer wat hom gebel het om te sê: Ek het voer wat ek graag vir ’n ander...

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...

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...

All systems go for Northern Cape mega water project Bizcommunity

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane did on Friday, 21 October, turn the sod for the construction of the R18bn Vaal Gamagara Water Project in the Northern Cape. Phase one of the project, which is an 82km pipeline, will stretch from Roscoe in Kathu to Black...

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...

Northern Cape faces worst drought in 95 years SABC - Neo Bodumela

The Northern Cape is facing its worst drought in 95 years, according to the Department of Water and Sanitation in the province. The drought has seen water levels drop between 8 and 20% in six of the province's dams. This has left water storage in the province standing...

SA water curbs to hit citrus exports Business News - Gabi Falanga

Some of the country’s biggest export products, including citrus and avocados, are likely to suffer under the latest water restrictions. The Department of Water and Sanitation has gazetted further water consumption restrictions in the Western Cape and Limpopo. Willem...

Normal rainfall returns following El Niño spell Farming Portal

The ARC SA weather newsletter, Umlindi The Watchman, reports that, while below-normal rainfall was seen over large parts of the South African summer rainfall region, deficits were smaller than during most other summers associated with a strong El Niño phenomenon. What...

Kenia se EU-marktoegang in gedrang Landbou.com

Kenia se marktoegang tot die EU is in gedrang. Die Oos-Afrika-gemeenskap (East African Community, of EAC) het verlede week skielik besluit om nie ’n omvattende ekonomiese samewerkingsooreenkoms te onderteken nie. Dit kom al het die Oos-Afrika-besigheidsraad (EABC) die...

Voëlgriep in Kameroen woed voort Landbou.com

Voëlgriep saai verwoesting in Sentraal- en Wes-Afrika. Die dodelike H5N1-voëlgriepvirus is besig om verwoesting te saai in die pluimveebedrywe van Wes- en Sentraal-Afrika. Die siekte is onlangs in Kameroen gediagnoseer en het ’n geraamde $20 miljoen (sowat R287...