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Drone Crop Spraying. A first in Africa!

OABS is pleased to announce that we are starting a new business division for new technologies.  OABS Drone Base will venture into the application of Drone Technology in Agriculture.

We will be exhibiting some of the technologies at Agri Mega Week in Bredasdorp from 14 – 17 September 2016 (Stand 194 in the demonstration area).

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By |September 12th, 2016|Current Hot Topics|0 Comments

Tea industry urged to share benefits with Khoi, San

Cape Town – The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has urged the Rooibos and Honeybush tea industries to engage with the Khoi and San communities to negotiate benefit sharing agreements, following the findings of a commissioned report.

 
News24.com, Dane McDonald, May 22 2015
 

 

By |May 22nd, 2015|Archived Hot Topics|0 Comments

Banke sê nee vir 50/50-grondplan

www.landbou.com, Marleen Smith,15 Mei 2015
Ten minste een bank het aangedui dat hy die Regering voor die Grondwethof kan sleep as mnr. Gugile Nkwinti sy 50/50-grondherverdelingprogram sou deurvoer.

Mnr. Jannie de Villiers, Graan SA se uitvoerende direkteur, het op die Nampo-oesdag gesê dít het uit hul samesprekings met banke Woensdag op die Oesdagplaas geblyk. De Villiers het […]

By |May 15th, 2015|Archived Hot Topics|0 Comments

Reën bly weg, boere plant in stof

www.landbou.com, Amelia Genis, 15 Mei 2015
Wes-Kaapse boere plant “in die stof” in die geloof dat dit binnekort sal reën, dog die digitale weervoorspellers wys net mooiweer, met ’n wolkie hier en daar.

Mnr. Cobus Bester van die UD Boerdery, Moorreesburg, sê hulle het die afgelope agt maande nog nie noemenswaardige reën gehad nie: “September was die […]

By |May 15th, 2015|Archived Hot Topics|0 Comments

Gesonde landbougrond verdwyn vinnig

www.landbou.com, Nico van Burick, 15 Mei 2015
Vir elke ton mielies wat geproduseer word gaan drie ton grond verlore en Suid-Afrikaners besef nie die erns van die situasie nie.

Só waarsku Dr. Hendrik Smith, koördineerder van bewaringslandbou by Graan SA. Hy het by ’n Nasie in Gesprek-pannelbespreking by die Nampo-oesdag gesê ’n ramp wag as die agteruitgang […]

By |May 15th, 2015|Archived Hot Topics|0 Comments

Egg prices remain flat despite growing demand

Farmer’s Weekly, May 07, 2015, Luyolo Mkentane
Egg consumption has continued to grow in South Africa, with prices fairly stable in the formal sector, despite considerable cost pressure, according to David Allwright, managing director of The Free Range Chicken Company.

The company, which incorporates the Eikenhof Poultry Farms and manages companies such as Peak Pullets and Klipfontein […]

By |May 8th, 2015|Archived Hot Topics|0 Comments

Game exports after FMD

Farmer’s Weekly, 27 April 2015, Gerhard Uys
The local game industry was hit hard by the EU’s ban on meat exports, lifted early last year. Now, SA exporters are struggling to regain lost revenue and re-establish markets. Gerhard Uys reports.

Creating a full picture of South Africa’s game export market is difficult; exporters guard their statistics like […]

By |April 28th, 2015|Archived Hot Topics|0 Comments

Eastern Cape communal farmers receive livestock

Farmer’s weekly, April 22, 2015, Luyolo Mkentane
Eastern Cape farmers on Tuesday received genetic-improving livestock from MEC for Rural Development and Agrarian Reform Mlibo Qoboshiyane as part of the department’s livestock production improvement scheme.

Qoboshiyane said the livestock would enable local farmers to “be active participants in the economy of the country” as well as the province’s […]

By |April 22nd, 2015|Archived Hot Topics|0 Comments

May diesel price drop to provide relief to farmers

Farmer’s weekly, April 21, 2015, Lloyd Phillips
South Africa’s farmers affected by the R1,24/l increase in the wholesale price of diesel in April will get some relief in May when the price drops again.

Expectations are that the diesel price will decrease by 17c/l in early May, saving maize farmers approximately R4,08/ha being harvested and delivered to […]

By |April 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Betaal tydelike werkers meer, sê wet

www.landbou.com, Carien Kruger, 09 April 2015
Boere sal tydelike werkers wat meer as drie maande in hul diens is, se lone moet verhoog.

Tydelike werknemers wat op 1 April vanjaar reeds drie maande vir iemand gewerk het, moet nou dieselfde voordele as heeltydse werknemers geniet.

Hoewel seisoenwerkers op plase hiervan uitgesluit is, geld dit enige ander tydelike of […]

By |April 9th, 2015|Archived Hot Topics|0 Comments