Suksesvolle skaapboer fokus op geleenthede met sy Merino’s

Julian Southey, ’n Merino-man in murg en been, boer saam met sy twee seuns, Rob en Stuart, naby Middelburg in die Oos-Kaap. Hy glo daar is meer geleenthede as onoorkombare hekkies in die lewe, ondanks talle struikelblokke. Julian is ’n vierdegeslag-Merinoboer en 2016 se Nasionale Skaapboer van die Jaar. Sy familie boer al sedert 1860 met Merino’s.

 

NWKV en kommunale boere maak ‘n wenspan

Die Nasionale Wolkwekersvereniging (NWKV) het sowat 27 000 kommunale lede wat meer as 4 miljoen skape besit en jaarliks sowat 6 miljoen kilogram wol skeer. Dit verteenwoordig 13% van die Suid-Afrikaanse skeersel. Die NWKV was die afgelope 20 jaar betrokke om hierdie boerderye en wolproduksie ’n hupstoot te gee.

 

 

 

CORNAL HENDRICKS TO JOIN THE VODACOM BULLS

The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd is pleased to announce that Cornal Hendricks will join the Vodacom Bulls for the upcoming 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby season. The 30 year-old winger played 12 test matches for South Africa, the last in 2015, before a heart condition side lined the player who was due to take up a contract with the DHL Stormers at the time.

After thorough examinations and testing Hendricks has now been cleared to play again by a leading heart specialist, while the player himself declared that he is fully aware of his diagnoses and possible effects and/or risks associated with his condition and happy to give it another go.

“As with any rugby player that plays this beautiful game, I fully understand the risks that go with it as I enter into this contract with the BBCo. I accept such risks,” said Hendricks. Hendricks said he is keen to get back on the field, contributing and playing for the Vodacom Bulls.

“I have played in a number of invitational tournaments around the world in the last two years, so I am keen to become part of a team structure and squad again, especially one known for their good culture and structure. The Vodacom Bulls are definitely a team in an upward curve, so it is pretty exciting joining them.”

The BBC’s High Performance Manager, Xander Janse van Rensburg, said they are happy to welcome Hendricks into the squad. “We evaluated him and are happy to give him the opportunity to play professional rugby at the highest level again. After all, he is a great player, a Springbok, and a truly great team man as well, who will contribute and fit into the #BullsFamily with ease. We are keen to see him perform again.”

Classic FM interview with Marion Shikwinya, head of Lemang Agricultural Services (Michael Avery, Classic Business)

Marion Shikwinya, who will head up Lemang Agricultural Services, which will provide a focussed service in the further development of commercial black farmers in South Africa, speaks to Michael Avery of Classic Business  (Classic FM) about the venture. Lemang Agricultural Services has been created specifically by AFGRI Group Holdings (AGH) to support large farmers ready to take the final steps towards becoming full-scale commercial farmers. This includes offering financial assistance to these new commercial farmers, one of the benefits flowing from having access to a banking license following the recent regulatory approval of the Group’s acquisition of the South African Bank of Athens Limited, alongside existing financial services such as UNIGRO. Lemang Agricultural Services will be housed within AFGRI.

Dié skaapkenner boer sy wilde streek mak!

Carel van der Merwe boer met Boesmanlanders op sowat 80 000 ha in die Groot-Karoo naby Fraserburg en Carnarvon in die Noord-Kaap. Dié geharde skaapras sowel as tegnologie word ingespan om die moeilike omstandighede in hierdie dorre streek die hoof te bied. Hy boer met sowat 20 000 skape en bedryf ’n ekstensiewe boerdery.

 

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.

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.