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Goeie oeste maar geen wins

Bedryfsbekendes deel hulle teleurstelling oor die afgelope kernvrugseisoen. Deur Anna Mouton. Niemand kla oor die appel- en peeroeste van 2022 nie. Tonne pere per hektaar was omtrent 15% hoër in Ceres en 20%–30% hoër in Wolseley-Tulbagh en die Langkloof as…

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Value adding on fruit farms

Lox, stock and barrel Loxtonia cider of Ceres’ story by Gerrit Rautenbach. “The fact that we started making cider is because we’ve got sun in South Africa. An abundance of sun. Resulting in a high percentage of sunburn and related…

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News from our production regions

Langkloof Representative: Neil-Pierre Strydom The Langkloof had an above-average harvest this year. For the first time in years, all farmers had enough water in their dams to see the season through. On the Western side of the Kloof, rain decreased…

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Steven Versfeld gets SIZA platinum status

By Elise-Marie Steenkamp Steven Versfeld, a pome producer from Achtertuin Farm, outside Ceres, became the first South African producer ever to receive platinum status without any non-compliances from the Sustainability Initiative of South Africa (SIZA). His third-party ethical audit was…

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REDDER IS BETTER

From fairytales to great works of art, the perfect red apple is a placeholder for a wide range of human emotions. With its recent improvements, the Fuji variety is set to continue its rise. Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, the largest exporter…

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Cliffhanger finish for pome fruit season

The technical production story of the recent pome fruit season concluded with a fairly happy ending given plot twists such as extreme weather events, “reliable” cultivars underperforming, and a global pandemic that almost single-handedly disrupted the fruit value chain. Despite…

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The DNA of caring

“Uithou, aanhou en bekhou!” - Irene Cillié. On 16 May this year the family and extended farm family of Laastedrif and surrounds said goodbye to Irene Cillié, the mother of many. On that same day her son, Rossouw, custodian of…

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The Normat Choir’s songs of hope

On 14 September 2019 Normat Farms’ Ladies Choir achieved first place for the second year running at the Koue-Bokkeveld Training Centre’s choir evening. They are truly a choir of note, but it didn’t happen overnight. Gerrit Rautenbach reports. The whole…

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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT SHOULD BE AN AGRI OBSESSION

By Elise-Marie Steenkamp and Carmé Naudé Successful partnerships between commercial farmers and emerging black farmers were the focus of the recent Landbouweekblad-Witzenberg-PALS (Partners in Agri Land Solutions) land symposium that brought farmers from across South Africa together in the Koue…

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There’s no beating about the KBOS

The Koue Bokkeveld Opleidingsentrum (KBOS) does not beat about the bush, mince words or waste time. But they do constantly empower people with knowledge and life skills, Gerrit Rautenbach discovered. I’m on my way to Op-die-Berg and have just begun…

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There is a lot of Saul

Saul Lintnaar from the Graaff Fruit Farm, Lushof, was a finalist at the Deciduous Fruit Industry Gala Awards 2019 in the category “Advanced Agricultural Worker”. Although he didn’t win this one, he has many awards under his belt. However, awards…

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