Plaas Publishing, the publisher of the magazines, Veeplaas and Stockfarm, and also the producer of the television programme, Grootplaas, and the radio programme, RSG Landbou, has announced that as of 1 October 2017, the company’s name will change to Plaas Media.

The name change comes after a period of consistent growth in respect of its product portfolio, with the focus shifting from solely print media to a more encompassing nature.

“Although magazines and printed media still make up a large portion of our product basket,” explains Lynette Louw, editorial manager and one of the directors of Plaas Media, “our portfolio has expanded to such a degree over the past seven years, that ‘Publishing’ certainly does not reflect who we are anymore. We have a definite presence in the online and broadcast spheres and we also own and manage a number of projects, all of which forced us to rethink our name. Replacing ‘Publishing’ with ‘Media’ came as a logical step.”

Plaas Media owns a number of printed magazine titles, notably Veeplaas, Stockfarm and Farmbiz, as well as the website www.agriorbit.com. They also publish a number of contract titles on behalf of clients in the agricultural industry, namely AFMA Matrix, Oilseeds Focus and SA Stud Breeder. The company is also the producer of the television programme, Grootplaas on kykNET, as well as RSG Landbou which is broadcast weekday mornings on RSG. At the same time the company also owns a number of projects which include the Santam Agriculture National Silage Competition, the Toyota SA National Young Auctioneer Competition, the PLAAS Agricultural Youth Foundation which manages the Veeplaas schools herd project, and numerous other projects. Plaas Media together with the Africa Agribusiness Institute also present the annual ALFA livestock expo which was held for the second time this year. – Press release

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