#AgriMarkets: USDA lifted SA’s estimate for maize

Last week (ending 11 May 2018), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) lifted its estimate for South Africa’s 2017/2018 maize production by 300...

#AgriMarkets: South African ag commodities

The weather remains a primary focus in the South African grain and oilseed market as it continues to influence the harvest activity of summer...

#AgriMarkets: Expectations of drier weather conditions could slow winter wheat planting

We maintain that the winter wheat planting activity could slow down in the next couple of weeks as weather forecasts continue to paint a...

#AgriMarkets: Spain again a leading buyer of SA maize

Weather forecasts have changed overnight and currently show a possibility of dry and cool weather conditions over the South African maize-belt during the next...

Markoorsig vir April 2018

Dr Frikkie Maré, ’n landbou-ekonoom aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat, gee maandeliks ’n markoorsig van die vorige maand se landboumarkte. Read it in English.  Mieliemark Die...

Market overview for April 2018

Dr. Frikkie Maré, agricultural economist at the University of the Free State (UFS) gives his monthly market overview of agricultural commodity markets. Lees in Afrikaans.  Maize...

#AgriMarkets: Spotlight on sunflower seed market

The SAFEX sunflower seed market started yesterday’s (7 May 2018) trade session on a positive footing, but lost ground towards the end of the...

#AgriMarkets: SA wheat planting could slow down

The winter wheat planting activity could slow down in the coming weeks as weather forecasts indicate a possibility of continued dry conditions in the...

SA agricultural commodities weekly wrap

While the recent upward revision of South African grain and oilseed production estimates underscored the view that the country’s supplies are in good shape,...

#AgriMarkets: Spotlight on soya bean market

The SAFEX soya bean market posted gains in yesterday’s (2 May 2018) trade session, supported by bullish sentiment emanating from higher Chicago soya bean...