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Trading update: Strong Quarter 4 (Q4) performance

  • 08 March 2022
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Shareholders of Senwes Limited (”Senwes”) are hereby advised that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that the normalised headline earnings for the 12 months ended 30 April 2022 will be materially higher and are expected to be at least 35% higher than the previous comparable period.

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Nampo 2022 | Program strek oor vyf dae

Terwyl die span van Graan SA wag om terugvoer te kry van die regering oor sy aansoek om die Nampo-oesdag 2022 aan te bied, het die organisasie aangekondig dat dié oesdagprogram vanjaar oor vyf dae sal strek.

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Beplan deeglik om dilemma van duur kunsmis te bestuur

“Ons het nie die luukse om vir twee tot drie jaar oor die dilemma van kunsmispryse te praat nie, ons beleef ʼn krisis en ons moet dadelik tot aksie oorgaan!”

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SA Suiwelkampioenskappe lok honderde inskrywings

Meer as 900 suiwelprodukte het vanjaar in die 2022 Suid-Afrikaanse Suiwelkampioenskappe, die grootste en oudste suiwelkompetisie in Afrika, meegeding.

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Nat toestande nog lank nie verby nie

Weermodelle dui tans aan dat die La Niña -stelsel nog tot April en selfs Mei verantwoordelik kan wees vir gemiddelde tot bogemiddelde reën oor die somerreëngebied.

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Senwes once again reaffirms commitment to finance black farmers

After the successful approval of the merger between the Senwes and the Suidwes Group during 2020, Senwes is currently in the second year of three years emanating from the merger approval conditions in terms of which Senwes is required to extent material financial assistance to black farmers.

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Brandstofprys | Prysskok wag op verbruikers

Die prys van petrol en diesel styg eerskomende Woensdag met tot R1,48 per liter, wat dit een van die grootste stygings die afgelope twee jaar maak.

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Agbiz reacts to 2022 budget

Agbiz welcomes the National Treasury’s pragmatic budget at a crucial time of economic reconstruction.

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Begrotingsrede 2022 | So sien landbou daarna uit

Die minister van finansies, Enoc Godongwana meen hy is glad nie paniekbevange nie en glo dat die land oor die vermoë beskik om dinge ten goede om te keer. Die 2022-begroting wat ter tafel gelê is, is een wat reageer op die land se onmiddellike behoeftes en om te bou op die toekoms.

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SA agricultural exports hit a new record high

South Africa's agriculture, food and beverages exports for 2021 hit a new record high of US$12,4 billion.

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SAIA offers professional support to agri-auctioneers

A flourish of new auctioneers has established themselves across the agricultural industry largely as a result of the largescale move to digital platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Samewerking die sleutel tot misdaadbekamping

Misdaad soos veediefstal gaan nie ophou nie, maar samewerking kan begin om ʼn verskil in die golf te maak sê Isabel Kruger van die Vrystaatse veediefstalvoorkomingsforum.

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South Africa sends first lemons to China

It was in 2004 when Minister Didiza was in the same position as she is in now, that the first protocol for the shipment of citrus fruit from South Africa to the Peoples Republic of China was signed.

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Noord-Kaap gaan gebuk onder erge sprinkaanplaag

Die onlangse goeie reën in die Noord-Kaap het weer wydverspreide uitbrekings van bruinsprinkane in die provinsie tot gevolg gehad het.

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An uptick in SA consumer food price inflation in January 2022

The data released by Statistics South Africa shows that consumer food price inflation accelerated to 6,2% y/y in January 2022, from 5,9% y/y in the previous month.

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Wagyu-vleisproduksie skiet die hoogte in

Die produksie van Wagyu-vleis het die afgelope jaar met 90% toegeneem.

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Agbiz | Saam kan inklusiewe groei bewerkstellig word

Die Landbousakekamer Agbiz het die onlangse staatsrede aangeprys en is gereed om saam met die regering te werk ten einde inklusiewe groei te bewerkstellig.

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Landboukwessies onder die loep gedurende staatsrede

  • 11 February 2022
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President Cyril Ramaphosa het op Donderdag, 10 Januarie 2022, sy sesde staatsrede gelewer.

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Goeie trekkerverkope in Januarie

Gedurende Januarie vanjaar is 20% meer trekkers verkoop in vergeleke met Januarie verlede jaar.

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Oesskatting dui op laer katoenoes ten spyte van rekordpryse

  • 09 February 2022
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Volgens die eerste oesskatting gaan die katoenoes vanjaar ongeveer 14% laer wees as die vorige seisoen en word die oes op 67 000 bale vesel gereken. Die geraamde aanplantings word op 17 014 hektaar gestel.

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Asiatiese vrugtevlieg gedy na goeie neerslae

Die goeie neerslae wat die afgelope ruk oor die meeste provinsies uitgesak het bied gunstige toestande vir die voorkoms van die Asiese vrugtevlieg (Bactrocera invadens).

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SA could have the largest wheat harvest since 2002

The Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) recently released its sixth production forecast for 2021/22 winter crops. There were notable changes from the previous update of the end of December 2021, with wheat production forecast up by 3% to 2,21 million tonnes, which is the largest expected wheat crop produced since 2002, when it was 2,43 million tonnes.

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The Impact of high 2022 summer rainfall on grain production

This article summarises recent rainfall statistics of the impact of excessive rainfall impact on summer crop production in the 2021/2022 season.

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Swaar neerslae en moontlike vloedtoestande vir komende weke voorspel

Dit gaan ʼn sopnat Februarie wees oor die sentrale tot oostelike dele van die land, met moontlike vloedtoestande oor die noordelike dele van die Oos-Kaap, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Gauteng en die suidelike dele van Limpopo.

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Die prys van tamaties styg skerp

Die prys van tamaties het oor die afgelope ruk sodanig gestyg dat die jaar-tot-jaar styging op 41% gerealiseer het.

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What Ukraine-Russia tension means for SA agriculture and agribusiness

While we have started the year focusing on domestic factors affecting South Africa's agriculture and agribusiness, especially given the recent excessive rains that have worried some farmers, geopolitics factors have now also come to the fore.

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Excellent South African plum crop

South African plum growers have reported excellent crop quality this season as the UK marketing campaign looks to inspire consumers to choose their fruit.

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Tropiese storm Ana sorg vir neerslae in Noord-Kaap

Oorblyfsels van die tropiese storm Ana sal na verwagting tot die einde van die week reën na dele van die Noord-Kaap bring.

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Oppervlakteskatting oortref verwagtinge

Hoewel die oppervlakteskatting vir somergewasse weens baie reën laer is as die verwagtinge in Oktober verlede jaar, is dit steeds meer as wat baie kenners verwag het.

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Afrika gaan gebuk onder kleinveepes

Die kleinveesiekte Peste des Petit Ruminants (PPR) is besig om stadig maar seker uit die noorde van Afrika suidwaarts te beweeg, en die gevaar wat dit vir Suid-Afrika inhou, moet nie onderskat word nie.

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Hortgro excited by success in India

Hortgro, South Africa's apple and pear grower association, is set to expand its promotional campaign in India in the upcoming season, following the successful launch of its market development programme in 2021.

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Nog neerslae vir Februarie voorspel

Ligter reënneerslae word in die komende weke oor die somerreënstreek verwag, terwyl neerslae in die tweede week van Februarie kan begin toeneem oor Noordwes, die Vrystaat, die suidelike dele van KwaZulu-Natal en die noordelike dele van die Oos-Kaap.

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ʼn Senwes seder val

Mnr. Johan Dique, voormalige Groep Uitvoerende Beampte van Senwes en besigheidstrateeg, is op Maandag 25 Januarie 2022 oorlede.

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Agribel | Results of Script Dividend Offer

Shareholders are referred to the announcement made on 3 December 2021 and the subsequent circular dated 14 December 2021 in terms of which shareholders were informed of the offer to receive a distribution of ordinary shares in the Company (Script Dividend) instead of the cash distribution of 25 cents per share for the interim period ended 31 October 2021 (dividend no. 43) (Cash dividend).

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SA wynbedryf vier 363 triomfantlike jare

Klink vanjaar op 2 Februarie om 20:00 ’n glasie en vier 363 jaar van Suid-Afrikaanse wynerfenis.

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ARC | Agro-Climate Network records extreme destructive rainfall

The Agricultural Research Council's (ARC) automatic weather station network recorded exceptionally high rainfall totals over a large part of the summer-grain production region between November 2021 and early January this year.

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Ruvasa | Toestande gunstig vir die uitbreking van slenkdalkoors

Toestande is gunstig vir ʼn uitbreking van slenkdalkoors en boere word gewaarsku om waaksaam te wees vir hierdie en ander veesiektes wat weens baie reën ʼn gevaar vir boere inhou.

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Voorgestelde kragpryse te duur vir landboubedryf

  • 24 January 2022
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Indien Eskom se pryse met die voorgestelde 20,5% verhoog word, sal dit die voorbestaan van talle landbou-ondernemings bedreig.

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Agbiz supports BUSA’s call to review regulations relating to high cube containers

Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) earlier this week wrote to the Minister of Transport calling for an urgent review of Regulation 224 (b) of the National Road Traffic Act (Act 93 of 1996). Agbiz firmly supports this call.

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Agri SA en affiliasies verwelkom rampverklaring

Die verklaring van die talle oorstromings in die land tot ʼn nasionale ramp word deur Agri SA en sy affiliasies verwelkom.

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SA consumer food price inflation likely to moderate somewhat in 2022

The data released by Statistics South Africa shows that consumer food price inflation slowed marginally to 5,9% in December 2021 from 6,0% in November.

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Trekkerverkope styg verder in Desember

Trekkerverkope van 660 eenhede in Desember is byna 44% meer as die 460 eenhede wat die vorige Desember verkoop is.

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Agri Noordwes vergader met provinsiale rampbestuurowerheid

Luidens ʼn opname deur Agri Noordwes het die swaar reënneerslae wat sedert Desember in die provinsie voorgekom het, erge skade aan ongeveer 40% van die somergrane aangerig.

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Beware of the spread of the resistant Palmer amaranth in the summer rainfall region

One of the most aggressive weeds that has ever invaded South Africa, the Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri), has been confirmed on a maize farm in the Potchefstroom district of the Northwest Province.

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South African lemon juice exporters surprised by US dumping allegation

The South African lemon juice industry received notice on 6 January that Californian citrus juice producer Ventura Coastal had lodged a petition with the US Government, seeking antidumping duties against lemon juice concentrate from Brazil and South Africa.

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Verhoogde Sasria-tariewe laat wrang nasmaak

“Ongemaklik en geskok.” Dit is die reaksie van Vrystaat Landbou in die lig van die drastiese verhogings in Sasria-tariewe wat vanaf 1 Februarie 2022 op sekere voertuie wat in die landbou gebruik word, in werking tree.

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Departement skort koopbewyse vir bestaansboere op

Die departement van landbou, grondhervorming en landelike ontwikkeling het, met onmiddellike effek, die hulpverligtingsprogram vir bestaansboere opgeskort.

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The journey towards a thriving continental agrifood system

The year 2021 was one of critical conversations about global agrifood systems – the processes and methods through which farming produces food. Following on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic and a rise in global poverty, 2021 was a year for recovery and an urgent call to transform food systems if the world is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets by 2030.

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Rolspelers gekant teen regulering van teeltegnieke

ʼn Besluit dat nuwe teeltegnieke aan dieselfde streng regulasies as vir geneties gemodifiseerde organismes (GMO’s) onderwerp gaan word, het hewige reaksie vanuit verskillende oorde binne die landbousektor ontlok.

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Berries ZA launch first trade-focused campaign in Germany

Berries South Africa, the industry association for South African blueberries, raspberries and blackberries (Berries ZA) are running a B2B promotional campaign on blueberries, targeting key industry players in Germany ahead of Fruit Logistica.

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Bayer invites global researchers to take part in novel Testing4Ag program

Bayer recently announced the launch of Testing4Ag, a new program which allows research scientists from around the world to submit novel chemistries to Bayer for testing in hopes of identifying potential new modes of action to control fungal diseases, insect pests, or weeds.

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Nog neerslae verwag vir komende week

Die kans op 50 mm reën of selfs meer bly hoog oor die sentrale tot noordoostelike dele van die land en volgens Johan van den Berg, ʼn onafhanklike landbouweerkundige, kan dié vooruitsig tot en met volgende week duur.

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OBP | Dieregesondheidskenners vra dringende ingryping

Suid-Afrikaanse dieregesondheidskenners eis in ʼn ope brief dringende regeringsoptrede om óf Onderstepoort Biologiese Produkte (OBP) se entstofproduksie behoorlik te hervat óf om hierdie produksie aan private maatskappye oor te gee.

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Verklaar vloedgeteisterde gebiede tot rampgebied

Verklaar distrikte in die vloedgeteisterde Wes-Vrystaat tot rampgebiede. Dit is die pleidooi van Vrystaat Landbou (VL) en TLU SA nadat dit bevind is dat meer as 60% van gesaaides in dié streek deur erge vloedskade bedreig word.

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Sprinkaanplaag bedreig padverkeer in Karoo

Swerms bruinsprinkane beweeg tans oor paaie in die Karoo en kan toenemend ʼn padveiligheidskrisis in die gebied veroorsaak en dr Gerhard Verdoorn, bedryfsbestuurder van CropLife SA, maan motoriste om op hul hoede te wees.

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TLU SA | Laat brandstofprys verlaging by verbruikers uitkom

TLU SA is verheug oor die verlaging van die prys van diesel en petrol wat vandag, 5 Januarie 2022, in werking tree, sê mnr. Henk van de Graaf, TLU SA streeksvoorsitter: Noord en lid van TLU SA se uitvoerende komitee.

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Vooruitsigte vir ʼn sopnat somersaaigebied

Die groot hoeveelhede reën in die somersaaigebied gaan waarskynlik nie binnekort ophou nie, aldus Johan van den Berg, onafhanklike landbouweerkundige.

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Brandstofpryse daal gedurende Januarie

Motoriste landwyd slaak ʼn sug van verligting na die aankondiging deur die departement van minerale hulpbronne dat ʼn algehele afname in brandstofpryse vir Januarie in die vooruitsig gestel word.

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Waak teen haarwurmuitbrake na goeie neerslae

Die wydverspreide reën en warm toestande wat oor die somerreënvalstreek voorkom, kan lei tot probleme met haarwurm.

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Lizelle hits two ICC award nominations out of the park

Senwes Dragons player, Lizelle Lee, has been shortlisted for not one but two individual categories of the annual International Cricket Council (ICC) Awards.

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A wet summer ahead | South African Weather Service

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued the following Seasonal Climate Watch for the period January to May 2022.

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Senwes toep | uit met die oue en in met die nuwe

Gebruikers van die Senwes Graan toep moet daarop let dat dié toep eersdaags gestaak gaan word, en in die nuwe Senwes toep (#SenwesApp) geïnkorporeer gaan word. Dit is daarom nou die aangewese tyd om die skuif na die allesomvattende Senwes toep te maak.

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Verhoogde kragtariewe kan landbousektor kniehalter – Vrystaat Landbou

Eskom se versoek om kragtariewe vroeg volgende jaar met 20,5% te verhoog kan die landbousektor kniehalter meen Vrystaat Landbou.

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Senwes Grainlink en Senwes Equipment | Geel masjien maak paaie vir produsente gelyk

Die verval van infrastruktuur in die platteland tesame met die mislukking van basiese dienste gee nie net aanleiding tot grootskaalse agteruitgang nie, maar bied ook ʼn daadwerklike uitdaging aan produsente oraloor.

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South Africa beef industry outlook 2022

The beef processing sector in South Africa has experienced its fair share of ups and downs in 2021, battling the fall-out from COVID-19 like severe supply chain backlogs, more pressure on pricing (pushing it upwards), and ongoing disease management burdens like Foot-and-Mouth Disease outbreaks.

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AVC Relief Umbrella-projek| Vennootskap plant sade van volhoubaarheid

In die 19-maande sedert die ontstaan van die Senwes Groep se hulpverleningsinisiatief, die AVC (Agricultural Value Chain) Relief Umbrella-projek, is daar reeds in meer as 379 000 kwesbare individue, regoor die land, se basiese voedselbehoeftes voldoen.

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Goeie jaar vir verkope van landboumasjinerie

Trekkerverkope van 742 eenhede in November is 22% meer as die 606 eenhede wat verlede November verkoop is. Vir die jaar tot dusver is 25% meer trekkers verkoop as in 2020.

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Nuwe uitvoerende hoof vir MPO

Die Melkprodusente-ogranisasie (MPO) het by wyse van ʼn persverklaring aangekondig dat Gerhard Kriel as die organisasie se nuwe uitvoerende hoof aangestel is. Kriel sal dié amp op 3 Januarie 2022 opneem.

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Grootste koringoes in twee dekades

Die nasionale oesskattingskomitee het in sy vyfde skatting vir wintergewasse die verwagte koringoes met 36 000 ton (1,7%) opgeskuif van die vorige skatting tot 2, 153 miljoen ton. Dié aanpassing maak dit die grootste verwagte koringoes sedert 2002.

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Wagyu wen gesogte beesvleiskompetisie

Net meer as ʼn jaar nadat die Protea Reserve Wagyu Company (PRWC) in Junie 2020 gestig is, is dié maatskappy onlangs as die wenner van die Suid-Afrikaanse Voerkraalvereniging en Alfa-ekspo se gesogte beesvleiskompetisie aangewys.

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