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VKB expands further into value chain with wheat mill investment
VKB expands further into value chain with wheat mill investment Bloemfontein - The VKB Group has concluded a transaction worth hundreds of millions of Rand that will see it take majority ownership of the Kromdraai Best Milling wheat...
Tractor sales bounce back slightly in June
Tractor sales bounce back slightly in June Bloemfontein - Although the was a marginal increase in tractor sales in June, compared to the same time last year, the year-on-year decrease of 8% is a clear symptom of...
New John Deere director to start in August
New John Deere director to start in August Bloemfontein - John Deere has announced the appointment of one of its US executives, Jason Brantley, as the incoming director of its sub-Saharan Africa division.
BKB has tenth largest Solar PV installation in SA
BKB has tenth largest Solar PV installation in SA Bloemfontein - A South African wool handling company has unveiled the tenth largest solar photovoltaic system in South Africa in a bid to introduce clean energy for the...
Sugar earnings show decline
Sugar earnings show decline Bloemfontein - Sugar giant TONGAAT Hulett has recorded a 14.6% drop in full-year headline earnings due to a reduction in sugar volumes and lower prices.
John Deere SA confirms resignations
John Deere SA confirms resignations Bloemfontein - John Deere South Africa has confirmed that two of its top officials have resigned due to personal reasons.
NWK ceases direct crop and stock farming
NWK ceases direct crop and stock farming Bloemfontein - Agricultural Group NWK has announced a decision to cease its direct involvement in crop and stock farming, with plans to terminate these activities as soon...
Chicken talks critical to Agoa
Chicken talks critical to Agoa Bloemfontein - The next few weeks are critical in terms of finding a “sweet-spot” to ensure South African exporters can still benefit from inclusion in the USA’s Africa...
US comments on poultry negotiations
US comments on poultry negotiations Bloemfontein - The US says it is not true that the removal of anti-dumping duties on US chicken would destroy the South African poultry industry.
Agro-processing and agriculture key for economic transformation
Agro-processing and agriculture key for economic transformation Bloemfontein - The Department of Trade and industry has highlighted the importance of agro-processing and agriculture as tools for radical economic transformation.
Biobrandstofsperdatum waarskynlik nie gehaal
Biobrandstofsperdatum waarskynlik nie gehaal Bloemfontein - Die regering gaan moet klarigheid gee oor pryse en subsidies vir die biobrandstofbedryf, indien hy die 1 Oktober 2015 sperdatum vir die implementering van...
Academy underway for future grain leaders
Academy underway for future grain leaders Bloemfontein - Twenty five dynamic young grain growers gathered at the University of the Free State’s Business School in Bloemfontein this morning (24 February) for the...
Sonneblomaanleg in NW kry ‘n hupstoot
Sonneblomaanleg in NW kry ‘n hupstoot Lichtenburg - NWK, in samewerking met Louis Dreyfus Commodities Africa (LCD), beoog om bykans R80 miljoen te belê om die Epko-sonneblomsaad-persaanleg op Lichtenburg op...
Boere in Noordwes glimlag breed na deurdringende reën
Boere in Noordwes glimlag breed na deurdringende reën Potchefstroom - Boere in Noordwes glimlag breed na deurdringende reën in die noorde van die land verligting gebring het in dele van die provinsie, wat die afgelope drie...
Japie Grobler oor planne vir grondhervorming
Japie Grobler oor planne vir grondhervorming Bloemfontein - Die landbou-eenheidsforum Asuf se spesiale komitee oor grondhervorming het verlede week vergader en gaan hom nou toespits om teen Maart vir die regering...
Moerkweker van die Jaar aangewys
Moerkweker van die Jaar aangewys Bloemfontein - 'n Jong boer van Vergeleë in Noordwes is gisteraand in Bloemfontein deur Bayer CropScience en die Aartappelsertifiseringsdiens as die land se Moerkweker...
Agri-NW wil groter en sterker word
Agri-NW wil groter en sterker word Potchefstroom - Lede van Agri-Noordwes het op hul jaarkongres besluit om dié organisasie te herstruktureer en te versterk vir beter dienslewering aan boere en vir...
Chinese beplan groot abbatoir, vleisaanleg in Lesotho
Chinese beplan groot abbatoir, vleisaanleg in Lesotho Dirk Kok Bloemfontein - Die voorsitter van die RPO, Lardus van Zyl, sê daar is groot geleenthede vir rooivleisboere, onder meer weens die stygende vraag en...
OVK open vier nuwe handelstakke
OVK open vier nuwe handelstakke Dirk Kok - Die landboumaatskappy OVK, met sy hoofkantoor op Ladybrand, het sy sakebelange uitgebrei met vier nuwe takke. 'n Nuwe OVK-tak is op Prieska in die Noord-Kaap...
Vrystaat Landbou se Jongboer van die Jaar aangewys
Vrystaat Landbou se Jongboer van die Jaar aangewys Dirk Kok Bloemfontein - Die 35-jarige Boeboe Louw, van die plaas Bloudrif by Wesselsbron, is gisteraand in Bloemfontein as Vrystaat Landbou se jongboerkomitee en...
GWK/OVK samesmeltingsplan van die baan
GWK/OVK samesmeltingsplan van die baan Dirk KokDie landboumaatskappy GWK, met sy hoofkantoor op Douglas in die Noord-Kaap, en OVK, op Ladybrand in die Oos-Vrystaat, gaan nie meer saamsmelt nie. GWK het sy...
Afgri-oorname kan in Maart afgehandel wees
Afgri-oorname kan in Maart afgehandel wees Dirk Kok - Die landboumaatskappy Afgri sal, as alles volgens plan verloop, vroeg in Maart teen R2,4 miljard deur die private beleggersgroep AgriGroupe oorgeneem word....
R3miljard se verliese weens droogte in NW
R3miljard se verliese weens droogte in NW Mahikeng - Die ekonomiese verlies weens die droogte in Noordwes beloop 'n beraamde drie miljard rand. Dit het aan die lig gekom toe die departement van landbou die...
Graan SA kan nuwelingboere dalk nie help
Graan SA kan nuwelingboere dalk nie help Dirk Kok - Sowat 600 nuweling-graanboere van die Vrystaat, Noordwes, KwaZulu-Natal, Oos-Kaap en Mpumalanga gaan nie volgende jaar deur Graan Suid-Afrika ondersteun kan...
VKB kan nog 'n goeie jaar hê
VKB kan nog 'n goeie jaar hê Dirk Kok - Die landbougroep VKB het van April verlede jaar tot einde Maart sy beste boekjaar nog beleef. Sedertdien het hy in die nuwe boekjaar die grootste mielie-oes...
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