Agriculture

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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 Grains, Oilseeds & Sugar Markets Domestic prices retained the recent downtrend on the back of strong gains in the rand US dollar exchange rate and expectations of a massive harvest on record. The National Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) raised its estimate of the local maize crop to 15.63 million tons, up 7.5% […]

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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 Livestock and Fibre markets Livestock prices on the domestic maintained an upward trend this year on the back of supply tightness particularly in the beef and sheep markets. This follows massive drought induced herd liquidation during the 2015/16 season. Producers are now rebuilding their herds and the availability of the slaughter ready […]

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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 Grains, Sugar & Oilseed markets: Weakness in the domestic maize market continued as the rand found traction and the favourable production conditions paved way for a bumper crop for the 2016/17 season. This saw the average weekly yellow maize prices falling 2% w/w and 40% y/y at R1,989/ ton, which is below […]

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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 Vegetable prices reversed last week’s gains and weakened across most commodities under review. The decrease was largely due to subdued demand during midmonth despite a substantial reduction in supplies across markets (figure A). The year-on-year (y/y) trend showed a further deceleration on the back of better output due […]

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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 Livestock and Fibre markets Beef prices weakened slightly but still at higher levels on the back of softer demand. The weaner calf market followed the softer trend in carcass prices on subdued demand. Weekly weaner calf prices reversed recent gains and finished down 1.3% w/w but still 51% higher y/y at R29.86 […]

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