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March tractor sales up

March tractor sales of 601 units were almost 30% more than the 463 units sold in March last year. Year-to-date tractor sales...

Introducing Zimco Metals, a Zinchem and Zimalco merger

Zinchem and Zimalco have announced that as of 1 April, the companies will have merged and will operate under the name Zimco...

AFGRI Equipment secures John Deere construction and forestry equipment franchise

AFGRI Equipment, part of the AFGRI Group, has been appointed as the sole distributor of John Deere’s construction and forestry range of...

New management takes the reins at Loskop Cotton Gin

The management of Vaalharts Cotton, located in Hartswater, officially took over the management of the Loskop Cotton Gin in Marble Hall. The...

Agribusinesses remain optimistic in the first quarter of 2021

The Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (IDC ACI) improved from 61 points in the fourth quarter of 2020, to 64 in the first...

SA agricultural employment down 8% y/y in Q4, 2020

Although South Africa's agricultural economy performed robustly in 2020, and possibly grew by between 10 and 13%, according to Agbiz and Bureau...

Technology and the use of data in the agricultural industry

“New technology is disrupting every industry, and agriculture is no exception,” says Liza de Beer, from Old Mutual Insure's Retail Business.

SA food price inflation decelerates in January 2021

South Africa's food price inflation softened to 5,6% y/y in January 2021, from 6,2% y/y in the previous month. The deceleration applied...

Robust first quarter performance for Kaap Agri, despite Covid-19

Kaap Agri has produced a robust financial performance amid a Covid-19 resurgence during the first quarter of its current financial year to...

Mixed responses from agri industry following Sona

For the agricultural industry, there were mixed responses to the State of the Nation Address (Sona). Organised agriculture responded with both positive...