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    John Deere Technician of the Year: ‘My blood is green’

    “I care for my ‘things’ because I worked hard to get them,” says Johann Smith of Mispa Boerdery near Bethlehem. Among his “things” are 21 big John Deere machines and a comprehensive variety of valuable miniature collection pieces and toys. “My blood is green,” says Johan, “because John Deere is the leader in agricultural technology, […] More

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    Restructuring: Advantageous for employer and employee?

    By Christo Bester of the LWO (Agricultural Employers’ Organisation) A business concern is run in a challenging environment where the economy and other external factors leave a business with few options to remain competitive and viable in the labour environment. Options fluctuate from reorganisation to restructuring, and even staff retrenchment. What is restructuring? Restructuring is […] More

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    Impossible = possible with Zimmatic centre pivot irrigation

    Halfsus, One-fifty, Groot Olie, Klein Olie, Tampan, Stefaans, Wiekie, Megan, Westine and even more. Every Zimmatic centre pivot irrigation machine in the farming enterprise of Roland van Tonder’s Koedoeskop undertaking – Allied Group – has been baptised. Every name tells a unique story. Halfsus lies almost on the perimeter of the farm. One-fifty was named […] More

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    Agrico high-tech: A precision tool in a farm toolbox

    Dutoit Agri is a leading and large scale agricultural enterprise; consequently it is involved in a continuous search for ways and means to add further precision technology to enhance their existing high-tech farming methods even more. They recently cleared a major hurdle when they invested in Agrico’s central pivot irrigation systems with its regenerated Advanced […] More

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    JCB Breaks New Ground!

    JCB set new records for turnover and machine sales in 2017 as global markets continued to rebound strongly during the year, the company announced today. The Staff ordshire-based construction and agricultural machinery maker revealed that its sales turnover in 2017 rose by almost 28% to £3.35 billion (2016: £2.62 billion), while machine sales increased to […] More

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    Valtra draf los voor met diens, tegnologie en betroubaarheid

    “Die nuwe Valtra is soos my Harley Davidson – selfs op die langste toer bly die sitplek sag,” vertel Gerrit Herbst van Lichtenburg. Hy en sy twee seuns, Barnie en Gerrit, het ՚n uitgebreide saaiboerdery naby Lichtenburg en hulle moes van die middel van Desember af lang toere in die trekkers aflê om na die […] More

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    Evaluate labour for bonus payments or salary increases

    by Christo Bester A general misconception in the workplace is that employees are entitled to annual bonuses and salary increases. In fact, an employee can only demand such a bonus if it is prescribed as such by means of a Sectoral Determination or a Bargaining Council Agreement applicable to his/her specific sector. Sectoral Determination 13 […] More

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    Farmers buzz about Timac Agro plant nutrients for maximum yields

    By Tisha Steyn Cereal, vegetable and fruit farmers in the Overberg cannot stop talking about the advantages that Timac Agro’s plant nutritional and other products holds for them. Many farmers attended the first Timac Agro information day at Kam’Bati on the shores of the Breede River near Swellendam. Roullier Timac Agro South Africa is an […] More

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    Valtrac’s Kuhn self-propelled sprayer sets the new standard

    Farms are increasing in size and bigger farms demand bigger implements. Therefore, Kuhn built a new self-propelled sprayer. This sprayer is popular all over the world, and is also steadily gaining a firm foothold in South Africa. Valtrac, the reputable provider of agricultural equipment, is the importer and distributor of this standard setting sprayer. The […] More

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