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    CEO of a US Fortune 500 company, Martin Richenhagen opens AGCO Africa Headquarters in Johannesburg

    “Africa’s role is pivotal to feeding the world’s growing population and repairing the problem of global food security,” says Martin Richenhagen, President, Chairman and CEO of AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment. In a keynote speech, Mr Richenhagen outlined AGCO’s vision and strategy for advancing African agricultural prosperity, […] More

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    Engen continues to walk-the-walk at Nampo 2018

    Billed as the biggest agricultural show in the southern hemisphere, Nampo has since its inception in 1966 provided many great moments in the recent history of South African agriculture. The annual Nampo Harvest Day is a forum for the majority of stakeholders in the agricultural sector to get together. It draws in farming communities from […] More

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    WAS Aims for Seasonal Precision in Winter Orographic Cloud Seeding

    The results of a study on winter orographic cloud seeding conducted by Water Analytical Services (WAS) and Weather Modification International (WMI) offer insights into rainfall and water resource availability in the Western Cape for the upcoming winter season. WAS, cloud seeding specialists based in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, have spent the past two months conducting a study […] More

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    Diageo Empowerment Trust extends farming opportunities to sorghum farmers in KZN and Eastern Cape

    The Diageo Empowerment Trust South Africa (DETSA) is extending opportunities to ambitious sorghum farmers in KwaZulu-Natal specifically in Danhauzer, Umzimkhulu and Vryheid and the Eastern Cape specifically in Mqekwezeni, Ngendese, and Tabase who would like to supply the United National Breweries. The opportunity is open to farmers who qualify as Exempt Micro Enterprises (EMEs) or […] More

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    Afrivet contributes to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation livestock strategy for Africa

    From 23 to 25 April, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted the BMGF Convening on Livestock in Dubai. The delegates included Dr Peter Oberem, CEO of South Africa’s largest locally owned animal health company, Afrivet. He was one of only two South Africans invited to attend, and the only one representing an animal health […] More

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    South Africa’s top butcheries: Cleaver Award winners announced

    The best butcheries both nationally and regionally were announced at a luncheon last week attended by senior members of the meat production and retail industry, award finalists, judges and media. This is the thirteenth year that the Cleaver Awards, which are proudly supported by Freddy Hirsch, are taking place. Launched in 2005 to meet the […] More

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    HUNTEX 2018

    The eigth annual exhibition of dealers and providers in small firearms, hunting, wildlife, and outdoor lifestyle products and services will be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, from 27 – 29 April. HuntEx2018 will focus on the youth and projects that promote youth activities​ in the hunting and outdoor community. ​HuntEx​, which was held for the […] More

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    Motorists to reel under massive fuel hike

    Fuel prices will hit record highs in May. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). “A substantial weakening of the Rand against the US dollar has combined with sharp increases in international oil prices to produce a new […] More

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    Wool Outlook for 2018

    Wool Market Increased affluence in traditional markets such as China, and a growing demand for natural fibers in athleisure wear coupled with an abundant supply have created a “perfect storm” for wool. New demand from the market for active outdoor sportswear (Adidas, Nike, Puma, etc.), which is primarily produced from finer wools, is largely driving […] More

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    Eulogy to Manie Maritz

    Born:  5 April 1925 Passed away:  19 April 2018 93 Years Manie Maritz was a true Legend. He was an undeniable pioneer in the history of Brahman breeding in S.A.  His passion for Brahman cattle, the complete breed was renowned. His wrestling accomplishments already started at school and in 1946 he became the Amateur Heavyweight […] More

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