Landbouweekliks kuier by die Pinotage-koning!

Die wynlegende, mnr. Beyers Truter, eienaar van die wynplaas Beyerskloof naby Stellenbosch, is wêreldwyd bekend as die koning van Pinotage. Die talle plaaslike en internasionale eerbewyse wat hy oor die jare gekry het, getuig hiervan.

Duane Vermeulen joins #BullsFamily

The Blue Bulls Company are excited to confirm the signing of Springbok eight-man Duane Vermeulen.

 

The big ball carrying loosie, who is currently plying his trade in Japan, will arrive in Pretoria in February 2019, and will spend the duration of the season with the Vodacom Bulls.

 

Big Duane has donned the Green and Gold of the Springboks on 42 occasions, and boasts an illustrious career with a number of top class teams including: Pumas, Toyota Cheetahs, DHL Stormers, Toulon and the Kubota Spears.

 

BBCO high performance manager, Xander Janse van Rensburg, expressed his excitement on the acquisition: “Duane is an amazing rugby player, and is well respected around the world. We firmly believe that his abrasive style of play and experience will add immense value to our Vodacom Super Rugby campaign next year. At the age of 32, he is a seasoned veteran, that just gets better with every season.”

 

Vermeulen is also a strong crowd favorite among all South Africans, and he will no doubt be welcomed with open arms by the Loftus faithful.

 

“2019 is going to be a massive year for us,” said Vermeulen, “and I’m keen on starting it with an impact at Loftus. The Bulls have always been a team that I have respected and I’m looking forward to joining the family. “

Retief-neefs behaal sukses deur ongekende entrepreneursgees

Die Retief-neefs bestuur die wynplaas Van Loveren by Robertson met ’n ongekende entrepreneursgees. Christina van Loveren sou haar moeilik die baanbrekersplanne en produkte van haar nasate kon indink toe sy in 1699 in Suid-Afrika aangeland het. Landbouweekliks het met Phillip Retief, uitvoerende hoof, gesels oor dié plaas se sukses.

Onkonvensionele idees lei tot hoër opbrengste

MG Lötter saai sowat 1 400 ha koring en gars op die familieplaas Warmoeskraal tussen Caledon en Villiersdorp. Hy pas bewaringsbewerking toe en daag graag konvensionele graanproduksiepraktyke uit. MG beproef maniere om redelike graan- en veeopbrengste te behaal, sónder om reusebedrae aan produksiemiddele te bestee.

STRAUSS RETAINS BBRU PRESIDENCY

BBRU interim President and Chairman of the Board, Willem Strauss, was today re-elected unopposed into his post and will serve a four year term.

Strauss was appointed into the role on an interim basis earlier this year in March, and held the reins with pride. He was responsible for spearheading some great initiatives on both professional and amateur levels.

Strauss commented: “It’s no secret that I have dedicated my life to the beautiful game of rugby. I am honored and privileged to be granted to opportunity to lead the #BullsFamily once again. We have been blessed with some of the most amazing people that have supported our efforts on both the professional and amateur sides.”

He further elaborated on the road ahead: “We are on the doorstep of an exciting new era for both the Vodacom Bulls and the Blue Bulls Rugby Union, with some big appointments to be announced soon. Stability and consistency is of the utmost importance at this stage, and fans can be assured that I will do my best to ensure this.”

Strauss gives full credit to a strong support structure around him, including the management team and personnel. He fully believes that with his team, he will make rugby in Pretoria a force to reckon with.

Wanneer ‘n weldaad ‘n boer se lewe onherroepelik verander

’n Buurman se weldaad meer as 20 jaar gelede het Kosie van Zyl, stigter van die bemagtigingsprojek Agri Dwala, se lewe onherroepelik verander. Vandag verander Kosie weer ander mense se lewe en dit kom uit sy hart. Hoewel hy ’n boer is by Napier in die Wes- Kaap, is hy nie ’n baas nie, en sy plaaswerkers is sy vennote en grondeienaar-bure.

Landbouweekliks kuier by ‘Meneer Diversifikasie’

Jan-Hendrik Joubert, en sy pa, Fanie, graan- en veeboere van die Suid-Kaap, het wingerd vir die “snaaksigheid en liefde vir goeie wyn” by die Joubert-boerdery by Riversdal aangeplant. Hulle het agt jaar gelede die wingerdstokke en olyfbome aangeplant en maak nou pryswennerwyn en -olyfolie. Om die wingerd en olyfboord produktief te kry, was nie moeilik nie, maar wynbemarking verskil nogal van graan-, vleis- en wolbemarking. As “nuwe” wynboere moes hulle leer om meer op hul eie instink te vertrou.