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Nampo 2022 | Suksesvol in die sakkie

Na ʼn afwesigheid van twee jaar is #Nampo2022 iets van die verlede en in die spreekwoordelike sakkie. Vanjaar het meer as 60 000 mense dié landbouskouspel in Bothaville bygewoon en volgens Du Toit Wessels, assistent bestuurder: Nampo en Bemarking, is alle verwagtinge oortref.

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#NIC2022 | The future of agriculture: a new generation

  • 20 May 2022
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A country’s future lies with its youth, and with an aging agricultural sector, newcomers to the industry are sorely needed. The final session of Nation in Conversation belonged to the youth and Wandile Sihlobo led an expert panel in discussion about the youth’s perception of agriculture, hurdles they must overcome and the future prospects of agriculture as a career choice.

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#NIC2022 | Data in agriculture: a new era

  • 19 May 2022
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Nearly all technologies are going digital, and data is said to be the commodity of the future. But what happens with the terabytes of data created by the thousands of sensors across your farm every day? And who owns this data?

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#NIC2022 | The diversification and the integration of livestock

  • 19 May 2022
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Rising input costs will force some grain producers to look at diversifying their operations by introducing livestock. Integrating livestock into a grain business can add value to lower potential farmlands and improve overall cash flow.

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#NIC2022 | Let’s fix it: The regeneration of rural communities

  • 18 May 2022
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Consolidation of farming enterprises coupled with higher mechanisation is leading to fewer job opportunities in rural towns and rapid urbanisation. This leaves many rural areas in a state of disrepair because of a shrinking economic base and dwindling economically active population.

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#NIC2022 | Better access: infrastructure & logistics

  • 18 May 2022
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From deteriorating rural roads and rail infrastructure to bottlenecks at harbours, South Africa’s agricultural sector is negatively affected by a lack of investment in efficient logistics. Production areas are often far from the main consumers and export markets, and a breakdown in logistics can have dire consequences for producers.

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#NIC2022 | Nature matters: the responsible use of chemicals

Modern chemistry contributed to the agricultural evolution of the past century, but the responsible use of agri-chemicals should be top of mind for all producers, in creating a sustainable management strategy. Facilitator, Theo Vorster and a panel of experts tackled this very topical issue during the second discussion session of Nation in Conversation at Nampo Bothaville on Tuesday, 17 May 2022.

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#NIC2022 | The state of the economy: onwards and upwards

  • 17 May 2022
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The world economy is under pressure, and South Africa is not immune to the impact. Input costs are rising, consumer spending is cautious and general turmoil in world markets contributes to a sense of trepidation.

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Sharon Fruit harvest starts

South African Sharon Fruit growers have started their 2022 harvest, with the promise of a good crop of excellent quality.

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Bek-en-klouseer | Beheergebied vergroot

Die nuwe grense van die bek-en-klouseer beheergebied is onlangs in die Staatskoerant gepubliseer. Dié nuwe grense is onder die Dieregesondheidswet 35 van 1984 afgekondig en vergroot die bestaande beheergebied in KwaZulu-Natal en Limpopo.

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Weervooruitsigte gunstig vir strooptyd

Volgens Johan van den Berg, ʼn onafhanklike landbouweerkundige, is dit tans onseker of die reën wat vir volgende week voorspel word, wel gaan realiseer.

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International Day of Plant Health to be celebrated on 12 May

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) welcomes the announcement by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly that it has recently adopted the resolution to proclaim 12 May as the annual International Day of Plant Health (IDPH).

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Agbiz Grain members continue to accept maize under 2009 regulations

Given the extreme uncertainty surrounding the dispensation at the time of going to press, Agbiz Grain members have decided to continue accepting the delivery of maize according to the grading regulations published in the Government Gazette in 2009.

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Minder neerslae vir Meimaand voorspel

Op die kort termyn het reënvaltoestande verswak vir veral die eerste tot middelste deel van Meimaand, aldus Johan van den Berg, ʼn onafhanklike landbouweerkundige. Dit volg nadat aanvanklike voorspellings redelike hoeveelhede reën en bewolkte toestande getoon het.

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Navorsing | Jonger produsente wil vinniger uittree

Een uit elke vyf produsente tussen die ouderdom van 30 en 45 jaar beoog om binne die volgende tien jaar hul boerdery te verlaat en uit die bedryf te tree.

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BFAP | Putting the agricultural employment landscape into perspective

The agricultural sector remains one of the most resilient sectors in terms of job creation, coming at a time when unemployment levels are worsening in South Africa. Evidence suggests that farms and agro-processors created employment during 2020 and 2021.

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Prys van diesel styg weer

Terwyl die prys van petrol in Meimaand effens daal, moet verbruikers hul staal teen die jongste prysverhoging van diesel, paraffien en gas.

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Nuwe statutêre heffing vir rooivleis

Belanghebbendes in die rooivleisbedryf het tot en met 6 Mei die geleentheid om kommentaar te lewer op voorstelle vir ʼn nuwe statutêre heffing vir die bedryf.

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Herman aangewys as Noordwes se Jongboer van die Jaar

“Dit is voorwaar die beurt van die jonger geslag boere om nie net hul passie vir landbou te deel nie, maar ook te wys hoe voortreflik hul dié roeping kan uitvoer. As ek om my rondkyk dan raak ek opgewonde oor die toekoms.”

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Kom ons vier Veeartsenydag

Veeartse lewer belangrike bydraes tot die gesondheid van diere, mense en die omgewing, en Wêreld Veeartsenydag op 30 April is die perfekte tyd om hul rol in ons gemeenskappe en die wêreld as geheel te vier.

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Bek-en-klouseer | Geen verdere verspreiding

Dit blyk dat bek-en-klouseer in hierdie stadium tot slegs tien plase beperk is, en dat dit nie die afgelope tyd verder versprei het nie.

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Ope brief | Nampo

Dr Pieter Taljaard, uitvoerende hoof van Graan SA, het ʼn ope brief geskryf na aanleiding van die reaksie op sosiale media rakende die 2022 Nampo-oesdag se Covid-19-regulasies vir besoekers.

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KZN floods | Sugar industry losses reach R222,9 million

SA Canegrowers has conducted a survey amongst canegrowers in rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal to determine the impact of the recent rains and flooding.

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Further Trading Update: Strong Quarter 4 Performance

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 approximately 55% (fifty five percent) higher than the previous comparable period.

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Vrystaatse damme propvol

Die gemiddelde vlakke van damme in die Vrystaat staan tans op 106,9%, aldus Sputnik Ratau, woordvoerder van die departement van water en sanitasie.

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Nog neerslae vir April voorspel

Redelike swaar neerslae van 30 mm en meer kan vanaf 24 April af oor die grootste deel van die somerreënstreek uitsak. So meen Johan van den Berg, onafhanklike landbouweerkundige.

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Oorstromings kniehalter KZN-landbousektor

Die oorstromings in KwaZulu-Natal eis sy tol in die landbousektor en volgens die provinsie se landbou-unie, Kwanalu, gaan die groot skade wat aan infrastruktuur veroorsaak is waarskynlik langtermyn gevolge vir die bedryf inhou.

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John Deere | An extended warranty makes good business sense

  • 14 April 2022
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The agricultural industry is full of unforeseen challenges, from unpredictable weather and market conditions to potential machine downtime during harvest season.

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Bek-en-klouseer | Meer as 50 gevalle aangemeld

Laboratoriumtoetse bevestig dat daar nou amptelik 56 uitbrekings van bek-en-klouseer regoor die Vrystaat, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Noordwes en Gauteng voorkom.

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Nat Paasnaweek in die vooruitsig gestel

Swaar reën kan oor die Paasnaweek en volgende week oor dele van die somerreëngebied voorkom sê Johan van den Berg, onafhanklike landbouweerkundige.

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