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Volume 23, Issue 10, 2016
Author Chris Van DijkSource: The Dairy Mail 23 (2016)More Less
Risiko. Waaraan dink u as u hierdie woord hoor. Reksprong? Russiese roulette? Beleggings op die beurs? Of dalk die uitbreiding van u melkkudde? Al laasgenoemde onderwerpe hou 'n kleiner of groter mate van risiko in. Diegene wat bereid is om risiko's te neem sal "oorleef" indien die nodige voorsorgmaatreëls voortydig getref is om die kans op mislukking tot die minimum te beperk.
Author Robyn JoubertSource: The Dairy Mail 23 (2016)More Less
Sometimes it's difficult to sound positive, especially when we talk about dairy farming. "There's no money in dairying." "Dairying is too much hard work." "It's too expensive to start dairying." I'm sure we have all heard these statements before. But there is money in dairying, and hundreds of dairy farmers in South Africa are proving it every day, even during these difficult times.
Source: The Dairy Mail 23, pp 7 –11 (2016)More Less
Die vraag of Hoëveldse melkboere, wat veral van totaal gemengde rantsoene (TGR) gebruik maak, melk volhoubaar kan produseer, is onlangs op een van die MPO se roetevergaderings gevra. Melkproduksie brei steeds in die drie kusprovinsies uit. Huidige hoë graanpryse plaas binnelandse melkproduksie onder druk. Daar is egter steeds 'n plek vir doeltreffende en effektiewe Hoëveldse melkboere.
Source: The Dairy Mail 23, pp 16 –17 (2016)More Less
This publication is compiled from sources that are deemed reliable. However, Milk SA and the contributors of the publication take no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. The information is furthermore intended to provide market signals only and Milk SA indemnifies itself against any actions based on this information.
Author Koos CoetzeeSource: The Dairy Mail 23 (2016)More Less
Nadat die melkinnamesyfer vir Julie bekend gemaak is, is daar groot gewag daarvan gemaak dat die daling in inname vergeleke met Julie 2015 "net" 3,2% was, die laagste daling sedert Maart 2016 en, indien die Februarie-inname aangepas word vir die skrikkeljaar, dan was dit die kleinste daling sedert Desember 2015.
Source: The Dairy Mail 23, pp 21 –31 (2016)More Less
MPO supports South African farmers
Supporting sustainable brands
Matig positiewe vooruitsig vir die suiwelbedryf
Every drop counts
New player in the game
EC Young Farmer of the Year announced
New kid on the block
Loerie gold for GWK
Be an ambassador for dairy
The world is your oyster
'n Nuwe plantseisoen
Author Pieter SwanepoelSource: The Dairy Mail 23, pp 36 –41 (2016)More Less
Milk production from dairy cows is a significant farming enterprise in South Africa. The trend towards higher milk production in the pasture-based areas of the southern and eastern seaboard of South Africa has continued. These pasture systems are high-input systems, which may put significant strain on the environmental resources, such as water and soil that also need to be protected.
Author Portia PhohloSource: The Dairy Mail 23, pp 45 –47 (2016)More Less
Sustainability can be defined in several ways in different sectors; however, the common aim is always to integrate the three main aspects of sustainability: economic viability, environmental health and social responsibility. One of the most important and finite natural resources that drives agricultural production is water, and the efficiency with which it is used is an important indicator of sustainable production.
Author Simon HodgsonSource: The Dairy Mail 23, pp 49 –51 (2016)More Less
The pragmatic nature of every successful farmer I know demands some form of trust, assurance or confidence in using or adopting a new technology or idea in their operation. If the new concept - or chemical or machine - proves to be a success, it is adopted and becomes part of the ongoing operation.
Author Candice StevensSource: The Dairy Mail 23, pp 53 –55 (2016)More Less
Noudat die verlies aan biodiversiteit wêreldwyd op sy heel ergste ooit is, en een uit agt voëls uitwissing in die oë staar, kom omgewingspesialiste voor een van die grootste opgawes van die een-en-twintigste eeu te staan. Maar sê nou maar dit was lonend om die planeet te red?
Author Bertus Van HeerdenSource: The Dairy Mail 23, pp 56 –60 (2016)More Less
Farmers' financial management skills need to be improved continuously, as this is the driving force for economic sustainability and prosperity in agriculture. The field of financial management as it relates to risk management and the allocation of resources is both dynamic and rewarding. If you put in the hard yards to be a master of financial management, you will enjoy farming and achieve success.
Author John HudsonSource: The Dairy Mail 23, pp 62 –65 (2016)More Less
As South Africa gradually recovers from the worst drought in decades, there is no doubt that the dairy farming sector has been severely affected. On a positive note, it has been suggested that over the next decade the demand for milk production will increase. Not only is this an opportunity for farmers to invest in new manufacturing processes, but also to help grow the economy and create jobs. But could it pay to go green?
Author Koos NelSource: The Dairy Mail 23, pp 72 –73 (2016)More Less
Although the agricultural sector is all too familiar with the unpredictability of seasonal conditions, proper planning and structure create more certainty and pave the way for long-term success. Sticking to some timeless investment principles could also guide investors through the challenges of slower economic growth and volatile markets.