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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.

    While the agricultural sector has overall survived the worst of the drought that gripped South Africa in the past three years, the situation seems to be different for the Western Cape. The rest of the country has received decent rains with good replenishment of soil moisture and the rebound in dam levels. In the latest […]

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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 Prices ended mixed in the beef market with Class A’s retaining the firmer trend on reduced availability due to better production conditions across the producing areas. The demand for weaner calves remains strong on prospects of declining feed costs and tighter supplies. The lamb and mutton markets saw […]

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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.

    World grain and oilseed production estimates for 2016/17 came in at record highs The latest world production update from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) indicates that the 2016/17 grain harvest will yield of 2.57 billion tons, which is up 5% year‑on‑year (y/y). This is slightly higher than the International Grains Council’s (IGC) 2.1 […]

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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 The strength in the beef market continues as the availability of stock remains limited due to better production conditions across the producing areas. The demand for weaner calf remains strong on prospects declining feed costs and tighter supplies. The nearby JSE beef carcass futures were mostly steady for […]

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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.

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    The 2016/17 agricultural season has turned out excellent for the industry after a devastating drought last year, thanks to the good rains across the producing areas. Both pastures and cultivated crops are currently in excellent condition with of course the exception of the Western and some parts of the Eastern Cape. So far, indications are […]

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