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Summer crop estimate revised higher

more on 26/03/2019 2:23:30 p.m.

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The revised area estimate and second production forecast of summer crops was recently released by the Crop Estimates Committee (CEC). Lees dit in Afrikaans.  Commercial maize The size of the expected commercial maize crop has been set at 10,561 million tons, which is 0,48% or 50 690 tons more than the previous forecast of 10,510 […]

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Ruvasa brei aanlyn-sertifiseringstelsel uit

more on 26/03/2019 2:13:53 p.m.

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Ruvasa het hul bestaande aanlyn-sertifiseringstelsel uitgebrei. Prof Dietmar Holm, voorsitter van Ruvasa verduidelik aan RSG Landbou-luisteraars meer oor wat dit behels. Luister nou na dié onderhoud. RSG Landbou word dié week aan jou gebring deur FNB. Luister hier na nog RSG Landbou-onderhoude.  

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Somergewas-oesskatting nog hoër

more on 26/03/2019 1:58:49 p.m.

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Die hersiene oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting vir somergewasse vir die 2019-produksieseisoen is pas deur die Nasionale Oesskattingskomitee vrygestel. Read it in English. Kommersiële mielies Die grootte van die verwagte kommersiële mielie-oes is op 10,561 miljoen ton gestel, wat 0,48% of 50 690 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 10,510 miljoen ton. Die skatting […]

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Gaan somergrane aan die verwagtinge voldoen?

more on 26/03/2019 1:47:36 p.m.

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Hoe lyk die algemene produksieverwagtinge rondom somergrane, nadat reën in sekere gebiede net-net betyds geval het? Luan van der Walt, ’n ekonoom by Graan SA, praat op RSG Landbou meer hieroor. Luister nou na dié onderhoud. RSG Landbou word dié week aan jou gebring deur FNB. Luister hier na nog RSG Landbou-onderhoude.  

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Hoe moet ‘n oorgangskoei gevoer word?

more on 26/03/2019 1:29:50 p.m.

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Dit is algemeen vir die gasvryheidsbedryf om navraag te doen of daar enige spesiale dieetvereistes onder ’n groep gaste is. Oorgangskoeie op melkplase val in dié kategorie. Hoewel ondersteunende data ontbreek, dui praktiese waarneming daarop dat baie melkboere in Suid-Afrika nie vir hierdie koeie se spesiale dieetvereistes voorsiening maak nie. Dr Pieter Henning, tegniese bestuurder […]

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Fighting fisheries fraud with science

more on 26/03/2019 1:07:23 p.m.

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Once a fish is on your plate, it can be very difficult to tell whether it’s Atlantic or Pacific cod, toothfish or seabass. This uncertainty creates an environment that can lead to seafood mislabelling, and studies show that on average 30% of seafood, worldwide, is mislabelled. Mislabelling may be accidental or deliberate. If it is […]

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Die sojaboonprys onder die vergrootglas

more on 26/03/2019 1:02:02 p.m.

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Frans de Klerk is ’n tegniese analis en hy gesels met Lise Roberts van RSG Landbou oor die prys van sojabone, wat tans as ‘n goeie randverskanser vertoon. Luister nou na dié onderhoud. RSG Landbou word dié week aan jou gebring deur FNB. Luister hier na nog RSG Landbou-onderhoude.  

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Smaller crop expected as avocado season starts

more on 26/03/2019 12:15:16 p.m.

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The South African 2018/19 avocado season has begun and it looks as if it will not repeat the “astronomical increase” in crop size of the previous season. Fresh Plaza has reported that this year’s crop will be roughly 30% less in volume but this figure could perhaps be adjusted upwards at a later stage. AgriOrbit […]

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San Miguel creates BEE partnership in SA

more on 26/03/2019 11:54:14 a.m.

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San Miguel has set up a new citrus company in South Africa under a shared ownership scheme with its employees, in line with the South African government’s integration and rural development initiatives. A 30% stake in Sundays River Valley-based Thudana Citrus will be owned by the company’s 120 workers. The San Miguel project falls within […]

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Sovereign Foods announces acquisition of multi-stage hatchery

more on 26/03/2019 11:30:17 a.m.

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Sovereign Foods announced the acquisition of the Blue Hills hatchery in Midrand. The hatchery was previously known as Hyline Africa, a commercial layer grandparent facility. Sovereign’s expansion began three years ago with the acquisition and upgrading of an abattoir in Hartbeespoort, a landmark empowerment and preferential offtake agreement with BEE group Cultiver, and now this […]

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