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 fruit and vegetable markets Fruit and vegetable prices had a good start in this week’s trade, closing earlier on Thursday 22, 2018 moderate to sharply higher across all the commodities under review. Onions and potatoes were however the exception and trended sideways under pressure due to the improved mid-week supplies. With 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 grains and oilseed markets Maize prices on JSE started this week on a softer note due to a combination of the improved production conditions and increased producer selling. The bullish domestic supply outlook with carryover stocks at higher levels added to the weaker tone. Weekly export sales came in at 31,688 tons […]

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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 fibre markets Cotton futures on the InterContinental Exchange (ICE) closed moderate to sharply higher last Friday relative to the previous day. Cotton for May-18 delivery gained 1.7% day-on-day (d/d) but marginally down by 0.6% week-on-week (w/w) at US77.16 cents per pound (c/lb). The Jul-18 contract was the biggest gainer, finishing the week […]

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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 market Domestic beef prices moved mostly sideways to lower recently on the back of subdued demand, which reflects seasonal trends. The rebound in seasonal rains after a hot and dry DEC-JAN period provided some upside for the weaner market as producers retained their stock. Weekly weaner calf prices gained 1.4% week-on-week […]

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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 & Vegetable Markets Last week saw strong gains in weekly vegetable prices under review largely due to a substantial decline in volumes across markets. The only exception was in the cabbage and lettuce markets which saw prices decreasing under pressure due to weak demand.  Vegetable prices were down across most commodities […]

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