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    Dutch-based Bejo acquires South African distributor Nuvance

    Bejo and Zaad Holdings are pleased to announce Bejo’s acquisition of Nuvance, as of July 1st 2020. Until June 30th Nuvance was a subsidiary of Klein Karoo Seed Marketing, part of Zaad Holdings.  Bejo is a Dutch family-owned company specialized in international breeding, production and sales of vegetable seed. Nuvance is a well-established South African seed supplier with extensive expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa, ‘proudly in Africa for Africa’. The two companies have worked […] More

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    Bloubessieboerdery groei sterk in SA

    Bloubessies is lekker, gesond, eenvoudig om te plant en raak al hoe meer gewild in Suid-Afrika en wêreldwyd. Die syfers wys dat Suid-Afrika se bloubessieproduksie vir 2019/2020 tot 18 000 ton vanaf 11 700 ton in die vorige seisoen gestyg het. “Hierdie indrukwekkende produksiegroei van 53% getuig van die groeiende vraag na Suid-Afrikaanse bloubessies,” sê […] More

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    A protocol for safety and security against farm attacks

    Farm murders have become an almost common occurrence in South Africa making it imperative for the farmer to pay serious attention to safety and security. Free State Agriculture says most farm attacks in the province occur over weekends. According to Wynand Coetzer of the firm The Farm Firearm and Tactical Training, the most important aspect […] More

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    Deutz-Fahr se nuwe 6130W Profi-trekker is in SA: Boere kry nou nog meer!

    Binnekort sal boere ’n nuwe groen trekker, perfek vir alledaagse werk op die plaas, in Suid-Afrika sien. “Die trekker is eenvoudig, maklik om te gebruik, betroubaar, sterk en beskikbaar teen ’n redelike prys,” sê Giuseppe Tufano, uitvoerende direkteur van SDF (SAME Deutz-Fahr), oor die 6130W Profi-trekker van Deutz-Fahr. Kempston Agri, verspreider van CLAAS, Stara en […] More

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    Boere in die Richtersveld het dringend reën nodig

    Groot dele van die land het goeie reëns ontvang, maar daar is steeds gebiede wat nog GEEN reën gekry het nie. Boere in die Richtersveld beleef al sedert 2013 ‘n groot droogte. Dit het in 2014 laas ‘n bietjie gereën. Die Richtersveld is die noordelikste deel van Namakwaland en bestaan uit Lekkersing, Eksteenfontein, Sanddrif en […] More

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    Where are our evicted farmers today?

    The story of Deon Theron I’s been twenty years since Zimbabwe farmers have been thrown off of their farms, and still many of them have received no compensation. Sweat, tears, fending off attacks, being robbed, fleeing, fear, building something up and then just losing it over and over again. These are the cir­cumstances under which […] More

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    Moveable animal pen: Manage animals better with Porta-Pen from Bonnox

    You will not find an easier, more convenient and more effective solution than the Bonnox Porta-Pen, says Willie Jansen van Rensburg from Bloemfontein in South Africa. Porta-Pen is a sturdy mesh-wire pen that is quick and easy to set up to keep your animals safely where they belong. It is as easy and simple to […] More

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    Drought in Namibia: What to do to survive

    If you are in a drought, most people say you should have planned for it. But it is too late for prior planning when the drought is upon you already. Presently the question is not what farmers should have done, but what can they do NOW to tide through the present drought. The only solution […] More

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    Aqua Air Africa launches Africa’s first atmospheric water generating plant

    Aqua Air Africa, a subsidiary of Moipone Group Investments, launched Africa’s first atmospheric water generating plant in Ga-Rankuwa Pretoria on Friday, 29 November 2019 aimed at tackling the critical scarcity of potable water in South Africa. The plant, which is based in the old Ga-Rankuwa Industrial Zone, produces 10 000 litres of clean potable water […] More

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    Botswana’s meat export: South African beef producers under pressure

    The Ministry of Agriculture in Botswana opened its borders to live cattle exports from September 2019 for six months. This trade directive will remain in effect until 31 March 2020, and includes exports to South Africa. “This announcement is unacceptable and creates uncertainty in the market, said Gerhard Schutte, CEO of the RPO (Red Meat […] More

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    Beweidingsopsies vir droë gebiede in SA: Tipes Weidingstelsels

    Uit ‘n Gids vir grondgebruikers, deel 2, saamgesteld deur: Claire Relton, Bonnie Schumann, Cobus Theron en dr Sue Milton-Dean, borg: Global Environment Facility Eerste en mees belangrik, word weidingstelsels in twee hoofkategorieë ingedeel: Aanhoudende beweidingstelsels en Wisselweidingstelsels. In beide gevalle kan dit geïmplementeer word met of sonder die omheining van kampe. Elk van die stelsels […] More

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    Plant with the Xfarm NTX disc planter; get bigger yields

    Xfarm is a common name amongst farmers when it comes to the best planters for conservation tilling. “We have been involved in the development of suitable, efficient planting implements for the South African farmer,” says Rinus Willemse, managing director of Xfarm. This firm designs and manufactures their implements so that they can prepare a perfect […] More

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