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2022 marked another year of significant expansion and innovation for BI

Celebrating its 65th anniversary last year, leading supplier Bearings International (BI) was also on track for another year of “significant growth,” says MD Bart Schoevaerts. He ...

31 Jan 2023 · 6 min read

Unlocking value for farmers

In agriculture, the 80:20 rule holds good: of the approximately 32 000 commercial farmers in the country, between 5 000 and 7 000 farmers are responsible for 80% of agricultural ...

31 Jan 2023 · 3 min read

Healthier choices to create a healthier you

By 2028, the global botanical extract market is expected to reach 1USD 9.62 billion at an annual growth rate of 9.6%. Due to their unique flavour and health benefits, botanical extracts are ...

31 Jan 2023 · 3 min read

Update on potato tuber moth situation

Potato tuber moth remains a concern to many potato growers in our key production areas. Potato tuber moth causes severe damage to the potatoes which results in losses to growers due to its ...

30 Jan 2023 · 2 min read

Kynoch cares about the farmer

After more than a hundred years in the fertilizer industry, we still take care of your fields. Our experienced agricultural experts are ready to help you find the right nutrition for your ...

27 Jan 2023 · < 1 min read

Business

Power cuts cripple homes, businesses hard in Zimbabwe

Electricity outages have escalated in Zimbabwe, with the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) citing vandalism of its infrastructure, but experts say power generation is being ...

9 Jan 2023 · 7 min read

Bonus for farmers: Revaro Agri in cooperation with AgriBonus, offers more to farmers

AgriBonus (AB) is the first loyalty programme specifically designed to reward farmers for the loyalty they show towards certain brands. The AgriBonus loyalty programme Farmers are ...

19 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

Nedbank partners with the automotive industry to drive competitiveness amid turbul...

The South African automotive industry, which generates around 18,7% of domestic manufacturing output, plays a significant role in our country’s economy, with a GDP contribution comparable ...

12 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

Revaro Agri is looking for new dealers

Rugged equipment that serves the farmer faithfully and meets strict safety requirements - this is what Revaro provides. Revaro's people believe in satisfying farmers' needs by providing ...

10 Oct 2022 · 4 min read

Managing agricultural loans

Obtaining a loan for an agricultural project is one of the best things that can happen for a farmer who needs financing. Without funds, nothing moves on a farm. Over 30% of loans taken by ...

21 Sep 2022 · 4 min read

Livestock

Johanri Dormers production auction on 4 February 2023

Dormers are an excellent breed of sheep that demonstrates its worth in both intensive and extensive farming systems. This auction features high-quality breeding stock that has been ...

27 Jan 2023 · < 1 min read

Blouberg Aanteelveiling awaits their 29th production auction | Bonsmara and Boveld...

Bonsmara and Bovelder breeders can be excited about the Blouberg Aanteelveiling annual production auction. This auction boasts top breeding stock that was strictly selected to bring the ...

23 Jan 2023 · < 1 min read

Majobe Merino’s presents 29th production auction

Majobe Merino's has an intensive breeding policy. The goal is to produce top-performing ewes that deliver multiple lambs year after year. This year, on their 29th production auction, the ...

16 Jan 2023 · < 1 min read

The History of the Sernick Bonsmara Stud

The Sernick Group as it is known today was born from a young Nick Serfontein’s dream to become a farmer. He was advised by his parents to choose another career, which he did, but his ...

16 Jan 2023 · 3 min read

Collet Farming superior genetics Meatmaster auction 23 February 2023

521 Meatmasters: 121 excellent registered rams, 200 registered ewes. 200 commercial ewes. Why this is the one sale no Meatmaster breeder should miss. Proud winner of the best small ...

16 Jan 2023 · 4 min read

Innovation

Greenhouses part 4: Choose your plants

Greenhouses make optimum agri-production possible. However, this achievement is only possible if they are used properly, ensuring that the right plants are grown and conditions are set ...

27 Jan 2023 · 5 min read

JVA proudly introduces the Cloud Router App

The JVA Cloud Router™ App allows you to arm and disarm energizers, view your electric fence voltages, open and close relays through any Android or IOS device. The JVA Cloud Router™ App ...

26 Jan 2023 · 3 min read

Greenhouses part 3: An option for maximised production

The exploitation of greenhouses from their creation has contributed immensely to optimise agricultural production systems. Be it for fruit, nuts, crops, grain, horticulture, or herb ...

9 Jan 2023 · 5 min read

Plastic use in the agricultural sector

There is a growing demand that all agricultural industries take into account the environmental consequences of whatever process they undertake. One of the areas of concern is the use of ...

9 Jan 2023 · 4 min read

Survival of bees depends on forage

Suitable forage is essential for the survival of honeybees. Strong, healthy bees are in turn needed to provide sufficient pollination for the country’s agriculture in general, and the ...

9 Jan 2023 · 8 min read

Mechanisation

Unlocking value for farmers

In agriculture, the 80:20 rule holds good: of the approximately 32 000 commercial farmers in the country, between 5 000 and 7 000 farmers are responsible for 80% of agricultural ...

31 Jan 2023 · 3 min read

Implements with your needs in mind from Ripper Tillage Equipment

Ripper Tillage Equipment offers more than robust and efficient implements; they start every customer journey with the question: What are your requirements? This includes the needs of your ...

9 Jan 2023 · 4 min read

Mahindra Pik Up: Meet the Karoo, Dusk and Storm

Mahindra SA launched three made-for-purpose adventure bakkies with a promise to Unleash the Explorer in You. To prove this, these flagship bakkies were sent to the most challenging terrains ...

9 Jan 2023 · 4 min read

JOHN DEERE: WINNING IN AFTERMARKET

Following one of the most outstanding years in recent history, John Deere rewarded exceptional service from the top performers in their relevant sectors Customers do not expect products to ...

3 Jan 2023 · 6 min read

Valtrac shows why they are proud distributors of Pöttinger haymaking equipment

Looking for tedders, mowers and hayrakes? Look no further than Pöttiger's range of haymaking equipment. In this video, the Valtrac Eastern Cape branch, located in Humansdorp, ...

22 Dec 2022 · < 1 min read

Crops

Kynoch cares about the farmer

After more than a hundred years in the fertilizer industry, we still take care of your fields. Our experienced agricultural experts are ready to help you find the right nutrition for your ...

27 Jan 2023 · < 1 min read

Tree nut production in sub-Saharan Africa Part 5: Add value to nuts

Adding value to nuts has always played a vital role within the tree nut production industry. The process improves the profitability of producers, it empowers them, provides safe, quality, ...

27 Jan 2023 · 5 min read

Introduction to spice and herb production in Africa

A rare production system farmers delve into in sub-Saharan Africa is herb and spice production. This may be due to the lack of knowledge of their value, supply chain and market linkages, ...

9 Jan 2023 · 5 min read

Invasive alien plants: Prosopis Part 1: Rampant spread a cause for concern

The invasive alien prosopis species is spreading at an alarmingly rapid pace. It is already covering 1,8 million hectares of grazing rangelands, and based on the present spreading rate of ...

9 Jan 2023 · 8 min read

Tree nut production in sub-Saharan Africa: Part 4 Processing of nuts

Markets in all agricultural systems are best accessed by the supplier fulfilling pre-established requisites. These requisites help the supplier to meet target market specifications, ...

9 Jan 2023 · 5 min read

People

Opinion Piece: Temporary employment services can speed up fibre rollout and give r...

While the Covid-19 pandemic threw the world, and South Africa, into chaos, it was also responsible for rapidly pushing the digital agenda. As more people are now empowered to work from ...

18 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

Momentum Metropolitan’s Women in Farming

Candidates from Momentum Metropolitan's Women in Farming programme, a three-year incubator that aims to enhance the skills of young black female farmers, recently celebrated their ...

31 Oct 2022 · < 1 min read

Agricultural Writers SA North: Awards evening on 14 October 2022

The regional candidates for the Agricultural Writers SA (AWSA) North were officially announced on 14 October during an awards event in Pretoria. The event's main sponsors were Corteva ...

18 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

CNH Industrial puts women empowerment first

What is a woman in one word? That entirely depends on who you ask, but for the ladies working at CNH Industrial, every word evokes courage and inspires other women to persevere. During ...

7 Sep 2022 · < 1 min read

How to improve father-son work relationships

Conflict between fathers and sons relates to traditional male roles. Once men understand the underlying issues, they can work to transcend their competitive instincts. “No matter what ...

31 Aug 2022 · 12 min read

News & Events

2022 marked another year of significant expansion and innovation for BI

Celebrating its 65th anniversary last year, leading supplier Bearings International (BI) was also on track for another year of “significant growth,” says MD Bart Schoevaerts. He ...

31 Jan 2023 · 6 min read

Healthier choices to create a healthier you

By 2028, the global botanical extract market is expected to reach 1USD 9.62 billion at an annual growth rate of 9.6%. Due to their unique flavour and health benefits, botanical extracts are ...

31 Jan 2023 · 3 min read

Update on potato tuber moth situation

Potato tuber moth remains a concern to many potato growers in our key production areas. Potato tuber moth causes severe damage to the potatoes which results in losses to growers due to its ...

30 Jan 2023 · 2 min read

Woodlands Dairy commits to renewable energy sources

One of the largest dairy manufacturers in South Africa and industry leader in sustainability, Woodlands Dairy, is committed to minimising fossil fuel energy sources with renewable energy ...

24 Jan 2023 · 4 min read

2023 marks 75 years of Pratley innovation

Local manufacturer Pratley, a household name in adhesives, electrical products and other sectors, celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2023. “It is a remarkable and proud moment for the ...

23 Jan 2023 · 5 min read
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