Major oil trading houses are predicting the return of $100 crude for the first time since 2014 as the market braces for the loss of Iranian supplies because of U.S. sanctions. Prices may spike to over $100 a barrel in the fourth quarter.
In Suid Afrika kon jy jou motor se tenk wat 45 liter bevat volmaak in 2009 met R275.45. In 2018- kos dit R732.20. Volgens syfers van die Sentrale Energiefonds beloop die onderverhaling op 95-oktaan-petrol nou R1,05 en op diesel nagenoeg R1,29 per liter. Dis effens laer as in die middel van die oorsi
Mobibus- The entry level model costs 1.3million Kenyan Shillings ($12,500).Mobius Motors was founded in 2009 by British entrepreneur Joel Jackson. The Mobius II is set to be on the road by next year. The company has started accepting orders.
In Suid Afrika is September en Oktober gewoonlik aarbeie tyd. En Suid Afrikaners se aptyt vir hierdie liefdesvrug is baie hoog. Maar die vrug is nie goedkoop en dis weereens die produsent wat die minste kry. Kyk gerus uit waar jy vars aarbeie kan koop op 'n plaas naby jou.
A group of scientists at the University of Tokyo has recorded the largest magnetic field ever generated indoors—a whopping 1,200 tesla, as measured in the standard units of magnetic field strength.
Given that South Africa imports approximately 80 percent of its annual fertilizer consumption , and is also a small player in the global fertilizer environment, the local prices tend to be influenced by developments in the global market, which has seen an uptick in prices in the past few months.
The South African ruling party’s plan to make it easier to take land without compensation could have an impact on financial-sector stability but it’s “too early to panic,” said Kuben Naidoo, the head of the Prudential Authority, which regulates banks
Mfana Sithole turned a Mpumalanga farm into a success, but a government wants to return the land to workers who had let it fall into disarray. He started leasing the Richtershoek Farm outside Malelane in 2009, managing to turn it into a success story with the help of a R14 million government grant.
South Africa is the only country in the world where affirmative action is in the favour of a majority who has political control. The fact that a political majority requires affirmative action to protect them against 8% minority is testament to their complete failure.
John Deere has announced several updates to its 5R Series tractors from 90 to 125hp, designed to increase their versatility and suitability for small and medium sized livestock and arable farms.
n Nieu-Seelandse supermark het naalde in houers aarbeie gevind wat uit Australië ingevoer is. Australiese owerhede ondersoek reeds tientalle soortgelyke voorvalle wat die afgelope tyd op die vasteland voorgekom het.
Authorities say bananas donated to a Texas prison turned out to have nearly $18 million worth of cocaine hidden inside the boxes. the drugs were found in two pallets of bananas that were donated because they were already ripe.
Veldwagters van die Krugerwildtuin en 'n span van Mpumalanga se Parke en Toerisme-agentskap het 'n rondloperleeu gevang wat uit die wildtuin ontsnap het. Die leeu is vroegoggend by Marlothpark naby Komatipoort gesien.
Ons AGRI NEWS NET span reis weekliks deur Suid Afrika en dele van suider Afrika. Ons span het reeds 60,000 gery in die afgelope 2 jaar. Ons data wat versamel is word maandeliks verwerk en gestoor. Hierdie foto van die Canola's in die Wes Kaap is een van die mooi versamelings wat ons het.
Dit lyk of Kanada se Kanola produsente baie gaan sukkel om hulle oes van die land te kry. Dit het vanjaar baie vroeg begin sneeu en die oes is ryp op die lande. In Alberta het die sneeu reeds dik gele die afgelope week, maar die John Deere stroper doen sy werk.
Straws are the seventh-most common trash item found on beaches, largely because of the huge amounts American use -- about 500 million a day. Single-use straws make up less than 4 percent of the volume of plastic waste in landfills and waterways.
Companies spend so much money on making their marketing information attractive and easy to understand – why not do the same for their employees? Our whole mission is to make contracts understandable.
South Africa Monday 24th September 2018. Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the central and eastern parts of the Northern Cape.
Suid Afrika -VEE Pluimvee IQF R 23,15 / kg Pluimvee Vars R 25,58 / kg - Vark Porkers R 24,49 / kg Vark Baconers R 22,90 / kg Bok Ooie R 26,00 / kg - Skaap Speenlammers R 40,00 / kg - Skaap A2 / 3 R 79,40 / kg Bees Speenkalwers R 32,30 / kg Bees B2 / 3 R 42,03 / kg Bees A2 / 3 R 45,16 / kg.
Soybeans traded down to fresh contract lows on Tuesday as the Trump administration slapped on another $200 billion of Chinese import tariffs, with the threat of a further $267bn if China hits back.
Global grain markets continue to gyrate around facts and may be fiction. The last week has seen a reasonable number of buyers come to the table and in most cases they have successfully purchased their next tranche of requirements.
Foreign exchange reserves. ($ billion )China: 3,109 Japan: 1,256 Switzerland: 800 Saudi Arabia: 488 Russia: 460 Taiwan: 459 Hong Kong: 431 South Korea: 402 India: 400 Brazil: 379 Singapore: 288 Thailand: 249 Germany: 200 France: 175 Mexico: 173 UK 164I Italy: 143 US: 120- South Africa- Minus ???
After falling more than 10 per cent from the summer highs, MATIF wheat attempts to recover amid confirmation of a reduced grain crop and ongoing concerns in the Black Sea re its export potential.
Defra's latest crop estimates showed an increase in UK wheat acreage for the first time since 2014, with the area pitched at 1.67 million acres. This represents a 1 per cent increase on last year and indicates a crop of around 13.5m tonnes; roughly in line with most of the trade's estimates.
The greatest reduction in the area under coca cultivation was in the department of Guaviare, where cultivation decreased by 1,915 ha, compared to 2016. 80 per cent of coca is grown in the same areas as it has been for the past 10 years.
Die adjunkminister van die Landelike Ontwikkeling en Grondhervorming, Mcebisi Skwatsha, sê bykans 20 duisend plaaswerkers het President Ramaphosa versoek om `n moratorium te plaas op plaasafsettings in die Wes-Kaap.
It is still unclear whether SA farmers will reduce the intentions to plant because of this forecast. However, we will have a better indication when the National Crop Estimate Committee releases its estimates on October 25.
Suid-Afrika is een van die wêreld se grootste produsente van avokado’s en rang onder die top 3 uitvoerders na Europa. Totale hektaar geplant: 17 500 hektaar -Nuwe aanplantings 1000 hektaar Tyd tot produksie lewering: 6-8 jaar- Geraamde produksie vir 2018: 117 000 ton.
Suid Afrika -VRUGTE Pere R 6,88 / kg Suurlemoen R 4,89 / kg Avokado R 8,63 / kg Appels R 7,22 / kg Lemoen R 3,00 / kg Piesangs R 5,24 / kg GROENTE Spinasie R 2,71 / kg Kool R 1,95 / kg Uie R 3,91 / kg Wortels R 3,65 / kg Tamaties R 6,07 / kg Aartappels R 31,47 / 10 kg.
South Africa- Sunday 23rd September Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the western parts of the North West province and the north-eastern parts of the Northern Cape.Severe thunderstorms are expected over the eastern parts of the Eastern Cape and in places in KwaZulu-Natal.
Suid-Afrika is nie slegs 'n blom-uitvoerder nie. 60% van alle blomme wat ingevoer word is rose vanaf Kenia, Ethiopië en Zimbabwe. Die ander 40% is blomme wat ingevoer word as daar nie plaaslik beskikbaar is nie, soos verskillende soorte orgideë, tulpe, asters, solidago, pioenrose en gypsophila.
Meer as 'n honderd uitstallers van regdeur die land was te sien by die afgelope ALFA Ekspo 2018 in die Afridome op Parys in Suid Afrika- 'n Groot verskeidenheid vee was vanjaar te sien en het opkomende nismarkte, soos haasboerderye, Perde en plaashonde het ook vele gelok .
Suid Afrika -Cyril Ramaphosa se adviespaneel oor grondhervorming- Paneel bestaan uit tien lede wat by uitstek kwalifseer uit hoofde van hul akademiese agtergrond, professionele ondervinding, sosiale entrepreneurskap of aktivisme wat verband hou met die landbou, ekonomie en grondbeleid.
Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016- Around a third of alcohol-related deaths were a result of injuries, including car crashes and self-harm, while about one in five were due to either digestive disorders or cardiovascular diseases.
UK-Dairy farmers ramped up concentrate use across May, June and July in order to maintain milk yields, leading to an average feed price increase of 1.3p/litre in July alone, according to new Kingshay figures.
Soybean planting in Brazil’s number two soybean state of Parana has continued at a record pace in what will be seen as a welcome move by Chinese buyers seeking alternative supply to US beans early next year.
Getal renosters wat in die eerste agt maande van die jaar in Suid-Afrika gestroop is, het met 28 persent afgeneem teenoor dieselfde tydperk verlede jaar. Volgens die Departement van Omgewingsake is 508 renosters tussen Januarie en Augustus vanjaar gestroop, teenoor die 691 verlede jaar.
At least two cargoes of U.S. soybeans are heading for China as some buyers are willing to risk taking up historically cheap U.S. beans even amid worries that Beijing may take further steps to deter imports amid mounting trade tensions with Washington. Whoever is buying the cargoes is really bold.
Die Minister van Buitelandse Sake, Lindiwe Sisulu, het erken dat Suid-Afrika se verhouding met Amerika ongemaklik is. Dit sal ongemaklik wees omdat die waarheid nooit vertel word nie. Solank mense vermoor en besteel word kan daar nie versoening wees nie.
Soil is a vital part of the natural environment. It is just as important as plants, animals, rocks, landforms, lochs and rivers. It influences the distribution of plant species and provides a habitat for a wide range of organisms.
Soos die mededinging vir spasie tussen die verskillende soorte drinkgoed in die verbruiker se yskas toeneem, begin verbruikers toenemend gesonder produkte met ’n laer kalorie-inhoud verkies. Hulle is egter nie bereid om die smaak van drankies met ’n hoë kalorie-inhoud prys te gee nie.
South Africa -Saterday 22nd September 2018 -Cooler, showery weather today in the Free State and KZN. Scattered storms expected in KZN. Spring is in the air and thunderstorms are back.
Die ekonomie sal nie herstel solank as wat die ANC met sy sosialistiese en kommunistiese politieke en ekonomiese stelsels aanhou om ekonomiese groei en welvaart te vernietig nie.
Plants that are capable of producing high yields while requiring few inputs are attractive to farmers to keep their soil covered in the short term while still maintaining a crop.Camelina requires less moisture than conventional oilseed crops, yields in 85-100 days,and is resistant to local diseases.
KUHN Farm Machinery has upgraded its range of PROFILE trailed mixer wagons with the addition of a telescoping and tilting distribution conveyor belt. One end of the conveyor can also be tilted by up to 45 degrees, enabling feed to be delivered to troughs up to 1.2-1.3 metres in height.
Meanwhile, South Africa, which ships a small proportion of its oranges to the U.S., saw a 22% increase in overall Navel exports through week 35 to 381,000MT. USDA figures show that orange arrivals from South Africa through August doubled year-on-year to 25,290MT.
American maize market found support,trading about 2% higher for the day, mainly due to positive export information reported as well as purchases to protect short positions in the market. Private exporters reported export sales of 160 000 tons to the USDA for delivery to Mexico in the 2018/19 season.
Prices for the new Apple iPhone Xs will start at R22,000 in South Africa – R5,000 more than its main competitor, the Samsung Note 9 – The new line of Apple phones will officially be available in the country from September 28. In the US, the iPhone Xs 64GB retails for $999 –
The African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (Afasa) has thrown its weight behind the amendment of the constitution to allow for land redistribution without compensation. The party emphasized that expropriated land will be for public purpose and distributed to South Africans.
Africa’s population growth is expected to increase to about 1,600 billion people by 2030 and and around 2,350 billion people in 2050. What is interesting though, is the fact that 70% of sub-Saharan Africa’s population is below the age of 30.
Meer as 200 plaaswerkers in die Noord-Kaapse Hantamstreek het hul werk verloor weens die droogte die afgelope vier jaar in die gebied. Sowat 160 families op Calvinia het kospakkies en komberse ontvang van die noodlenigingsorganisasie, Gift of the Givers.
More than 132,000 pounds of possibly tainted ground beef sold nationwide is being recalled in an E. coli outbreak that has killed one person and sickened 17 others, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
Nematodes are stealing corn, soybean and cotton yields — and getting away with it. In fact, nematodes cost an estimated 10.2% yield loss in corn, 10.6% in soybeans and 10.7% in cotton. Yet, despite how abundant they are, most nematodes are undetectable by the human eye.
International benchmark Brent crude for November delivery was down 3c at $78.67 a barrel by 2.07am GMT.Brent has been trading just below $80 a barrel, backed by concern about supply shortages due to US sanctions against Iran, which are set to take effect in November.
South Africa -DEC8 SO4560-27 SU5155-49 WH4451-55 W2355-32 Y2389-38 JUL9 W2445-22 Y2425-38 MAY9 SO4759-17 SU5020-33 SEP8 SO4430-26 SU5035-65-Rand at R14.2786 to the dollar, from R14.2832. It was at R16.8159 to the euro from R16.8273, and at R18.8804 to the pound from R18.9568.
South Africa-With oil at $78/bbl and fuel inflation at 23.6%, we're still wanting for an answer to who was responsible for selling our oil reserves at $28/bbl in 2015- Then oil was trading at $52 resulting in a theft from taxpayers of R2 billion. To date not a single person held accountable-
What is clear is that drones are priceless tools to many industries, while many applications will emerge as technology improves and breakthroughs allow other tools and devices to be combined with drones to create applications like firefighting and farming drones for other industries.
Suid-Afrikaanse boere het 360 jaar se ondervinding van hoe om in Afrika te boer, terwyl buitelanders nog nie veel sukses in Afrika behaal nie- aldus t dr. Theo de Jager, voorsitter van Agri All Africa- Ongeveer 98% van boere in Afrika is kleinboere en die helfte is vroue.
South Africa -Financial Data Oil=$78.60 Gold=$1,207.57 R/$=14.29 R/€=16.83 R/£=18.96 JSE All Share= 56,546.80 DJIA= 26,656.98 BTC$=6,390
South Africa-Weather BFN: min: 12° max: 25°, sunny CPT: min: 11° max: 15°, cloudy DBN: min: 14° max: 22°, cloudy EL: min: 11° max: 22°, sunny JHB: min: 13° max: 25°, sunny NLP: min: 13° max: 29°, sunny PE: min: 13° max: 29°, rainy PMB: min: 10° max: 24°, sunny
The ruling African National Congress (ANC) plans to change the Constitution to make it easier to take land without paying for it, which has added to emerging-market jitters in knocking the country’s assets.
Dit gebeur nou kort dat leeus wat in aanhouding is in Suid Afrika die pad vat-Professionele jagters is op die spoor van twee leeus wat naby ’n vulstasie by Gluckstad in KwaZulu-Natal opgemerk is.Een van die dae kan buitelandse besoekers sommer in dorpe en stede na die diere kyk wat vry rondloop.
Die sluise van die Clanwilliamdam in die Wes-Kaap is oopgemaak wat broodnodige verligting beteken vir die droogtegeteisterde boeregemeenskap in die omgewing. Die dam is nou 99-komma-vier persent vol, bykans dubbeld teen sy vlak verlede jaar dieselfde tyd.
According to South African Wine Industry Information & Systems (SAWIS) figures, in 2016 5,515ha were pulled up but only 2,101ha were planted, while last year 3,613ha came out and just 1,211ha were replaced.
Machine is specifically designed to extract seeds from small tomato lots. Used high-quality materials, an innovative beater construction with integrated nozzles, and individual speed regulation of the upper and lower beaters to ensure no damage is done to the tomato seeds.
Suid Afrika -Lesetja Kganyago het die repokoers onveranderd op 6,5% gelaat, wat beteken die prima rentekoers van banke bly onveranderd op 10%. Die bank verwag steeds dat inflasie in 2018 gemiddeld 4,8% gaan beloop, soos in Julie voorspel is.
South Africa- Friday 21st September 2018- Spring is in the air and thunderstorms are back! Isolated storms are expected over central South Africa today with a warmer day in KZN and Mpumalanga.
About 1.4 billion work in Agriculture.-
A world without bees is a world without... Apples Avocados Cherries Chillies Chocolate Coffee Honey Pears Pumpkins Watermelons
Grondbone word sterk aanbeveel in 'n mielie-wisselbouprogram. Grondbone is 'n moeilike gewas om te verbou, maar selfs in die moeilikste toestande was daar die afgelope twee seisoene boere wat rekord-oeste met topgraderings gehad het.
It is a common practice in South Africa to keep animals in a kraal overnight, it protects the animals against potential thieves and predators. Most farms have existing kraals and the cost of maintaining a kraal is estimated at R2,450 per annum. The efficiency of this solution is estimated at 88% .
South Africa -will need R43bn to fund, among other things, the stimulus package, according to sources familiar with discussions around the package at a recent cabinet lekgotla. Cabinet’s adoption of the stimulus package and its other decisions was announced on today by minister Nomvula Mokonyane.
Soon, South Africans will be able to dispose of their plastic bags along with the rest of their waste without having to worry about any possible negative effects on the environment.
Russia continues to be an important market for South Africa, as 10% out of 2.7 million tonnes of fresh fruit exported from South Africa goes to Russia.10% out of 2.7 million tonnes of fresh fruit is exported from South Africa to Russian,took a dip in 2016 to around 6% as a result of the labelling.
The wait for El Niño is on. Most computer forecast models continue to suggest an El Niño event will begin evolving in September and it may be a significant event for a few months during the heart of the Northern Hemisphere winter.
South Africa-DEC8 SO4580-85 SU5211-48 WH4502-29 W2387-47 Y2423-55 JUL9 W2469-55 Y2464-57 MAY9 SO4777-73 SU5053-74 SEP8 SO4457-81 SU5100-55-Rand at R14.4853 to the dollar, from R14.6376. It was at R16.9478 to the euro from R17.0856, and at R19.0853 to the pound from R19.2390.
Amerikaanse landbouers het voluit ingeklim met hulle groot masjinerie om die seisoen se mielieoes af te haal. In die staat Indiana loop die stroper en die landbouers is opgewonde oor 'n lekker groot oes wat op hande is en 'n regering wat hulle goedgesind is omdat hulle voedsel op die tafel sit.
Ons AGRI NEWS NET span was die by ALFA 2018 wat gehou word by Parys in Vrystaat. Baie lekker atmosfeer wat daar heers en die manne en dames gesels net Landbou. Dis baie netjies saamgestel maar mens sou dalk net meer besoekers wou sien wat hierdie pragtige skou bywoon.
Suid Afrika- Oor ’n jaar gemeet het vier kossoorte goedkoper geword, wat gehelp het om die oorhoofse styging in kospryse tot2,9% af te bring. Dit was brood en graanprodukte (-2,2%), vette en olies (-0,7%), vrugte (-3,3%) en suikerprodukte (-5,8%).
"Dagga"would help formalise South Africa estimated 900,000 small-scale farmers growing the plant and allow the government to take corporate taxes and impose sin taxes like it does on tobacco and alcohol. All about money- and millions of people's healthy live's down the drain.
Dié slimfoon, wat nog net ’n prototipe is, se silindervormige skerm kan gedraai word deur wieletjies aan weerskante van die silinder. Die skerm kan ook soos ’n stuk papier oopgevou word om as raakskerm gebruik te word en bied dan ’n skerm byna so groot soos dié van ’n tablet om op te werk.
South Africa -Financial Data Oil=$79.21 Gold=$1,203.63 R/$=14.64 R/€=17.10 R/£=19.25 JSE All Share= 56,445.57 DJIA= 26,423.09 BTC$=6,415
South Africa -Weather BFN: min: 10° max: 24°, sunny CPT: min: 9° max: 14°, cloudy DBN: min: 13° max: 17°, cloudy EL: min: 11° max: 18°, sunny JHB: min: 10° max: 28°, cloudy NLP: min: 15° max: 40°, cloudy PE: min: 9° max: 17°, cloudy PMB: min: 8° max: 15°, cloudy
Male lion shoots were sold at between $25,000 and $40,000, females half that. But following U.S. restrictions on trophy imports from such “canned” hunts, the captive-bred lion industry is increasingly focused on supplying bones to Asia.
Boere in die droogtegeteisterde Calvinia-omgewing in die Noord-Kaap het veevoerskenkings van die noodlenigingsorganisasie Gift of the Givers ontvang. Dertig boere het veevoer gekry. 'n Woordvoerder van Gift of the Givers, Ali Sably sê die nood word al groter.
The Harrington Seed Destructor is being tested for infield efficacy at the University of Illinois to control herbicide resistant weeds. The Harrington Seed Destructor (HSD) is on the verge of taking the step that most grain growers would like to see.
In 2017, Spain exported 717.57 million kilos of peppers, 2.48% less than the previous year. In the same period, the Netherlands exported 474.07 million kilos (+17.93) and Morocco 114.53 million kilos (+3.26%).
Record corn yields are expected in at least nine states. In addition, USDA has increased its 2018 yield projections for corn and soybeans.
The state of California in the USA -6,800 almond farms, 2.27 billion pounds of almonds-This is what farming is all about.
South Africa- Thursday 19th September 2018. Cold and windy today over the interior of South Africa. Much colder in KZN and Mpumalanga with occasional light rain. The Heat Wave continues to bake the western bushveld of Limpopo but otherwise another chilly day for the west.
New Holland- Tillage Live 2018- The Topsoil Mapper is the latest development in soil analysis, enabling better control of compaction, according to need. A front-mounted sensor maps the soil profile ahead of the tractor, up to a metre below the surface, giving the operator real time information.
South African consumers are under increasing pressure - The top action they have taken to save on household expenses is cutting down on Takeaway meals (65%);New clothes (59%); Switching to cheaper grocery brands (55%); Out of home entertainment (54%) ;Gas and electricity (50%).
AFGRI Group Holdings has acquired the South African Bank of Athens Limited (SABA) to expand their financial services to the agricultural industry. SABA will officially be taken over on 4 October 2018 by GroCapital Holdings, a division of AFGRI Group Holdings.
Subtrop has confirmed that the South African Avo export crop will exceed 20m cartons this year, well up from the 11m cartons exported last year.
Changes in temperature and rainfall have, in turn, changed the behaviour of vectors such as mosquitoes, flies and snails, with other factors complicating the spread of disease.
Suid Afrika -Die Desember 18 witmielie kontrak het gister wel ondersteuning behou bo die R2400/mt vlak. Desember Sojaboonpryse val weer onder die R4700/ton vlak -Desember Sonneblomprys beweeg op tot R5200/ton.
AGRI NEWS NET aims to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farming by focusing world attention on its significant role in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment.
The rand has lost 11% against the dollar since the start of August, pushing inflation expectations to a three-month high. The Reserve Bank has to balance its goal of anchoring price growth close to 4.5% with the needs of an economy that fell into a recession in the second quarter.
Poachers have taken at least 96 million units of South Africa's abalone in the past 17 years, leaving the future of the snail-like sea delicacy in danger of becoming extinct, according to international wildlife trade monitoring network.
USA- Celebrating National Cheeseburger Day today? It will cost you, on average, about $3.47 to make that cheeseburger at home, but farmers and ranchers who produced the wheat, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, beef, and milk will only receive $0.76- This is the problem in South Africa aswell.