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    Paul is currently the Agricultural Economist for FNB and holds a B.Inst. Agrariae Honours in Agricultural Economics from University of Pretoria, and a Bsc Honours Agricultural Economics from University of the Free State.

    Livestock prices mostly sideways approaching mid-month Internationally, the latest United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report showed a downward revision to its US beef and pork production while the broiler figure was adjusted slightly upwards. The US 2017 beef production estimate came in down by 0.6% month-on-month (m/m) […]

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    Paul is currently the Agricultural Economist for FNB and holds a B.Inst. Agrariae Honours in Agricultural Economics from University of Pretoria, and a Bsc Honours Agricultural Economics from University of the Free State.

    Weekly update on South Africa’s dam levels The weekly update on South Africa’s dam levels shows a further decrease across the provinces with exception of the Northern Cape (NC). SA dam levels for the week ended 06 November 2017 decreased by 0.8 percentage point (ppt) week-on-week (w/w) at 62.2% full relative to 47.7% during the […]

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    Paul is currently the Agricultural Economist for FNB and holds a B.Inst. Agrariae Honours in Agricultural Economics from University of Pretoria, and a Bsc Honours Agricultural Economics from University of the Free State.

    Weekly update on grain and oilseed markets US maize prices rebounded marginally yesterday after early week losses due to expectations that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will make an upward adjustment to its estimate of the US maize yield in the monthly World Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report scheduled for release later […]

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    Paul is currently the Agricultural Economist for FNB and holds a B.Inst. Agrariae Honours in Agricultural Economics from University of Pretoria, and a Bsc Honours Agricultural Economics from University of the Free State.

    Weekly update on fruit and vegetable markets Last week saw a further decline in vegetable prices largely due to the increased availability across markets. Butternuts and cabbages were however the exception and finished modestly higher on strong uptake on markets. The yearly trend remains downwards with four of the vegetable commodities under review posting modest […]

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    Paul is currently the Agricultural Economist for FNB and holds a B.Inst. Agrariae Honours in Agricultural Economics from University of Pretoria, and a Bsc Honours Agricultural Economics from University of the Free State.

    No respite for the Western Cape, dam levels remain critically low According to the Department of Water and Sanitation’s (DWS) weekly update, South Africa’s dam levels declined marginally across the nine provinces. SA dam levels for the week ended 30 October 2017 shed 0.6 percentage points week-on-week (w/w) at 63% full relative to 48.3% for […]

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