Ensminger Pig Symposium to be hosted for first time in Africa

Ensminger Pig Symposium to be hosted for first time in Africa

22-23 May 2019 has been set for the Ensminger Pig Symposium, which will be hosted for the first time on African soil at the aha Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre in Benoni, East Rand, Gauteng, South Africa. The event is expected to attract some 250 producers, breeders, academia, feed manufacturers and other role players who will be offered presentations from seven well-respected, internationally known scientists. Read more…

Suid-Afrika kroon sy vyfde kuilvoerkoning

Die land se vyfde kuilvoerkoning is op 18 September tydens die jaarlikse Alfa galadinee en prysuitdeling gekroon. Die wenner in vanjaar se Santam Landbou Nasionale Kuilvoerkompetisie is Westend Landgoed – ‘n uitstekende prestasie siende dat Westend Landgoed ook die 2017 kuilvoerkoning was. Die toekenning is tydens die dinee deur Hanlie Kroese van Santam aan Hano Lombard oorhandig. Lees meer…

South Africa’s Soybean Success Story

South Africa’s Soybean Success Story

Soybean development is one of South Africa’s agricultural success stories. Its production has grown significantly since the dawn of democracy, from 67 700 tonnes in the 1993/94 production season to 1.6 million tonnes in 2017/18. This was stimulated by growing demand for soybean oilcake or meal by the animal feed industry. This, in turn, has been driven by an increase in the demand for high protein food, particularly poultry products. South Africa’s per capita consumption of poultry meat almost doubled over the past 17-years, currently estimated at 41 kilograms, according to data from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Read more…

Agbiz engages with CRC on the review of Section 25 of the Constitution

“Agbiz today had the opportunity to make an oral submission to the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) on its position in terms of the review of section 25 of the Constitution,” Dr John Purchase, CEO of Agbiz said. The Agbiz delegation was led by the chairman, Francois Strydom, and further comprised the CEO of Agbiz, Dr John Purchase, Wandile Sihlobo and Theo Boshoff, who presented the submission to the CRC. Read more…