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Monthly market overview for January 2021

Dr Frikkie Maré, agricultural economist and academic head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of the Free State, gives...

The ins and outs of the South African red meat market

In a series written especially for AgriOrbit, Dr Frikkie Maré of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of the Free...

Monthly market overview for November 2020

Dr Frikkie Maré, academic head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of the Free State (UFS), provides a monthly...

Monthly market overview for October 2020

Dr Frikkie Maré, academic head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of the Free State (UFS), provides a monthly...

Electronic auctions: The new normal?

Many auction houses, buyers and producers have embraced electronic auctions in order to adapt to the current situation. The South African livestock...

Market overview for June 2020

Dr Frikkie Maré, academic head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of the Free State (UFS), provides a monthly...

Market overview for January 2020

Dr Frikkie Maré, academic head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of the Free State (UFS), provides a monthly...

Growing spineless cactus pear as livestock feed source

The University of the Free State (UFS) is promoting sun-dried spineless cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) cladodes and fruit as major ruminant feed sources. Cactus...

Circular economics in agriculture

Traditional economics takes a one-way linear flow approach to production. Companies harvest and extract resources or materials and use it to manufacture a product...

The ins and outs of agricultural markets

Economic systems can be broadly defined as either free markets, also known as price systems, or command systems, which are at the other end...