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Wat het ‘n groep Italianse soldate, vier trekkers en 6000 kilometer in gemeen? Lees die storie van die Xtractor Suid-Afrika avontuur op bladsy 14.

Ons kuier by Leon Thom Bl 3

Introducing Timac Agro P 8

Mooketsi se Mandela Bl 12


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Dr Doug Reed is no stranger to Tzaneen and surrounds. Born and raised on Mooihoek Farm, Mooketsi, the farm has been in the family since 1892, with Doug being the 4th generation farmer on the same land in Mooketsi. His love for animals became evident from an early age which lead to him choosing to study Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort after completing high school at Capricorn High in Polokwane. Upon completion of his degree he worked in private practice for one year at Tzaneen Animal Clinic before being called up for the mandatory 2 years army duty, which he completed as a veterinarian in the Lebowa area being in charge of animal health and offering free veterinary services to the local communities. It is during this period that the hardy, low-maintenance Nguni cattle caught his attention. With his army salary, Doug procured a couple of Nguni’s every month, but his father hadn’t bought into the idea of the Nguni’s yet and refused that the rural cattle graze amongst his more sophisticated Brahman in fear of diseases that they might contract. Doug utilized a piece of land next to the gi-

ant baobab tree on Leeuwdraai, and kept his Nguni’s there, with only natural grazing and water. Only preventative treatment was deworming, and the cattle flourished having a 100% natural, unassisted reproduction rate in the first year. By the end of the second year, Doug’s father saw the advantages of the Nguni’s, and the Reeds sold their entire Brahman stud on auction and converted to Nguni farming. At that time they were considered to be losing the plot by many fellow cattle breeders, but the father and son team were set to prove them all wrong. In 1986 the Nguni’s were formally recognized as a cattle breed, and Doug has been actively involved in the founding of the Nguni Cattle Breeders’ Association maintenance. Nguni’s have grown to become one of the major breeds throughout Southern Africa. In 2015 Doug joined the ranks of ZZ2, and on 1 April this year, he joined the ZZ2 cattle team as Senior Project Manager – Animal Health. He oversees the health management of roughly 6500 head of cattle, which comprises of Pinzgauers, Nguni’s and the PinZ²yls.

The PinZ²yl cattle breed is a uniquely African breed that was developed through a programme over 12 years by ZZ2. The unique breed combines the best attributes of the European-bred Pinzgauer with the indigenous Nguni breed. Not only is it an excellent beef breed, but it has proved itself as a good dairy producer and performs brilliantly in the harsh, unique African conditions. Although ZZ2 was the first to breed the PinZ²yl, a number of upcoming breeders across South Africa have started their own breeding programmes. Doug is mainly involved in the general management of the cattle, but mainly concentrates on the health management side, as a veterinarian and a well seasoned cattle farmer. ZZ2 has also realized the advantage of the pure Nguni breed due to their hardiness, low maintenance, high reproduction rate and resistance to disease, and will be expanding the Nguni section of their current herd in the future, and with the experience and knowledge Doug brings to the table, this is for sure a winning recipe.


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Malati se meestersuiwelboer Leon Thom het geen bekendstelling in die kontrei nodig nie. Sy Malati-melkery in Gravelotte is wyd en syd bekend vir meer as net hulle melk. Vir twee agtereenvolgende jare (2008 en 2009) het Thom met die gesogde titel van Meestersuiwelboer van die Jaar weggestap. Landbou kenners het hierdie suksesverhaal toegeskryf aan sy uitmuntende kuddebestuursvernuf. “Thom se kudde se reproduksie-indeks was in die toetsjaar uitsonderlik goed en sy kudde het met die beste fenotipiese voorkoms van die sewe finaliskuddes wat besoek is, gespog. Die kudde se gemiddelde melkproduk-

sie is 7 167 kg vir ’n geprojekteerde 305 dae, die melk se proteïenwaarde is 3,9 % en die kudde se TKP is 379 dae,” het Johan Norval van die Landbouweekblad destyds geskryf. Maar wanneer ‘n mens vir Leon ontmoet, kom jy dadelik agter dat sy sukses nie net in syfers en sy skerp besigheidsbrein lê nie, maar dat dit stem uit sy onsagbare liefde vir sy plaas, die natuur en sy koeie. Leon Thom se spog-Jerseys in melk op Malati buite Gravelotte. Behalwe vir sy Jerseys, is die natuurskoon van Malati nog ‘n groot trekpleister vir besoekers na die plaas.

Op sy plaas buite Gravelotte boer Leon saam met sy pa, Leon Thom Snr, sedert 1994. Leon is verskriklik trots op sy Jersey melkkoeie (460 tans in melk) wat volgens hom maklik melk en goeie opbrengste lewer. Ten spyte van die verskeie

uitdagings wat daar in Limpopo vir enige melkboer voorlê (soos byvoorbeeld die uitermatige hitte en gereelde droë toestande) het Leon voortgegaan om sy melkery tot een van die mees suksesvolste in die land te op te bou. Die melkery self, vervaardig ‘n verskeidenheid produkte insluitend melk, room, Amazi, jogurt en vrugtesappe en dek ‘n verspreidingsgebied wat strek vanaf Phalaborwa tot in Hazyview, Thohoyandou en Polokwane. Leon hanteer self die verspreiding.

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Raising the (nut)bar Committed to produce safe, superior quality macadamia nuts, which are packaged in a hygienic environment, Tzamac adheres to stringent health and safety practices to ensure ISO 22 000 compliance, and to meet strict international food production standards. This is achieved by continuous investment in equipment and staff development through training. Their commitment to offer specialized services to their growers, includes but is not limited to batch processing upon delivery, complete analysis of macadamias processed, horticultural crop survey and advice on crop handling. In doing this the standard of the macadamias is ensured from orchards to end-customer, thereby maintaining a world class status. The entire packing line of the Tzamac plant is designed to ensure maximum yield of the macadamias delivered for processing. The state-of-the-art technology, equipment and specialized sorting and packing process result in highest percentage of processed nuts being packed and ready for export. The nut shells harvested during this process is utilized within the plant during the dry-

ing process of the nuts, and ensuring that all their growers adhere to strict Global GAP protocols, Tzamac shows its commitment to limit environmental impact. Tzamac is currently yielding roughly 3000 tons of processed product, but this will increase exponentially over the next 5-7 years as a result of expansion of the plant due to more growers joining Tzamac. Expansion has already commenced and will continue over the years to come. Although it is early in the season, Tzamac is positive that the yields of this year will exceed the yields of the two previous years due to favourable weather conditions. Some of the growers have already mentioned that the macadamia nut size has been impressive in compari-

son to previous years. Tzamac a p p ro a c h e s its business through support and encouragement of good agricultural practices on the land, assisting their growers and investing in their staff, and the investment is paying off. The current and future expansion of the plant is testament to this. Their commitment to the quality of their product from orchard to export has awarded them a well earned place in the global market. Tzamac (Pty) Ltd was established in Tza-

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Land Rover’s 70th Anniversary After 70 years of all-terrain adventures and global expeditions, Land Rover has once again taken the Defender to new heights. Stretching over 250 metres, the most remote Defender outline was imprinted on the side of a mountain in the French Alps. The unique snow art was created to announce World Land Rover Day on 30 April, exactly 70 years since the original Land Rover was first shown to the world at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show. The unique image is a tribute to the moment when the engineering director of Rover, Maurice Wilks, first sketched the shape for the original Land Rover in the sand of Red Wharf Bay and proposed the idea to his brother Spencer, Rover’s managing director. The forward-thinking design was christened the ‘Land Rover’, the

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Timac AGRO, trusted nutritionalists Timac Agro South Africa is the South African representative of the French based company, Groupe Roullier. Since 1959, Groupe Roullier has been meeting the needs of growers and breeders globally. Timac AGRO South Africa has become an organization that farmers trust for their guidance and expertise in agronomy and animal nutrition, with the core of their business being providing their clients with best possible return on investment, by matching tailor-made solutions to their clients’ agricultural needs, such as specifics relating to their crops, climate, soil composition and water availability. This is achieved by covering the full spectrum of plant and animal nutrition, including single-granule fertilizers with precise agronomic formulas and engineered “specificities” unique to the organization. This their clients can confirm. With clients such as Allesbeste Avocado Nursery and Willamien Roettgers from Campies-

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Sondag Mohale laat sak sy hoof “Sondag Mohale was die Nelson Mandela van Mooketsi, ‘n reguit man wat ‘n reguit pad gestap het met ‘n groot hart. Hy was ‘n voorbeeld vir almal, ‘n baie harde werker,” was die woorde wat Freddy Lebepe van ZZ2 gebruik het om Sondag op te som. Sondag Mohale is op die 15de April vanjaar, op die ouderdom van 101 ½ jaar oorlede. Hy was ‘n groot boom met diep wortels in die ZZ2 gemeenskap en veral in die harte van die van Zyl stigter-familie. Sondag is in 1916 op Mnr Jimmy van Zyl se plaas gebore, die enigste kind van January Makasani en Sewela Mohale. Hy het op die plaas groot geword en van jongs af daar gewerk. Later het hy twee vrouens gehad, Mapula en Elsie Mohale en het altesaam 16 kinders gehad. Soos die ZZ2 maatskappy gegroei het, het Sondag saam gegroei. Hy het algemene werk ge-

doen, was ‘n drywer, ‘n voorman en soos Lebepe sê “’n Jack of all trades”. Sondag het saam met Mnr Bertie van Zyl Snr groot geword, en Mnre Tommie en Philé van Zyl het voor Sondag groot geword. Hy was ‘n jong man toe hulle kinders was. Lebepe sê dat hulle saam met Sondag gewerk het op die plaas en hy ‘n groot aandeel gehad het in hul basiese plaas vaardighede. In 1989 is Lemondokop Village gestig en was Sondag een van die eerste mense wat daarheen verhuis het. Daar was hy ‘n pionier gewees wat gehelp het om die nedersetting te ontwikkel, paaie te bou en was sy voorbeeld een wat geïnspireer het om die nedersetting in een wat trots kweek te omskep. Sondag is op 21 April vanjaar op ZZ2 se Jimmy plaas begrawe.

R2.6m vir wild op Eiland-veiling Op die 5de Mei vanjaar het African Wildlife Auctions, die Gravelotte Wildsprodusente Studiegroep se veiling gehou. Die byeenkoms is op die ATKV Eiland gehou. Met 65 registrasies, 16 internet registrasies, 400 besoekers en ‘n omset van R2.6 miljoen was die dag ‘n geweldige sukses. ‘n Totaal van 36 gelukkige kopers het die 198 top diere gekoop; wat insluit hoë kwaliteit jagdiere en eksotiese diere. Buffelkoeie in Lot 38 en 39 het R260 000 en R255 000 behaal en ‘n swartwitpensbul van drie jaar oud met horingmates van 43” in Lot 16 het R150 000 behaal.


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McCormicks maak spore deur Tzaneen Tzaneen Swaarvoertuie tesame met Supaquick Tzaneen het op die aand van 10 Mei vanjaar ‘n groep baie spesiale gaste op hul perseel verwelkom. Nege Italianers verbonde aan die Carabinieri militêre polisiemag se Bosbou Afdeling, het meer as 6 000 kilometer in vier nuwegenerasie McCormick X8 en X7 trekkers afgelê om hier te oornag as deel van hul Xtractor Suid-Afrika Avontuur. Die groep wat bestaan het uit ses militêre offisiere, bemarkings spanne en ‘n gros televisie kameramanne, het hul roete deur Suid-Afrika in Durbanville, onder in die Kaap op 3 April afgeskop. Dié tweede Suid-Afrikaanse Xtractor ekspedisie is deur BKT geborg. Die wêreldbekende bande vervaardiger het die vier McCormicks met hul heel nuutste Agrimax Force en Agrimax RT 657 trekkerbande toegerus om die roete mee te voltooi. Deur die loop van die trektog het die span op twee spesiale bestemmings stil gehou waar hulle aan die werk gespring het om die gemeenskap te help met opbouende projekte. Onderandere het die BKT Xtractor span gehelp om ‘n gemeenskapstuin in Ephraim Mogale munisipaliteit (in Marblehall) te skep. Maar die trekkers is wat hierdie avontuur merkwaardig gemaak het. Meer spesifiek, die bande waarmee hul toegerus was. Volgens Stephan Le Roux, die eienaar van Supa Quick Tzaneen,

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Agri Letaba hou vergadering Die kwartaalikse Agri Letaba ledevergadering is op die 23ste Mei in die Tzaneen Skougronde se skousaal gehou. Die vergadering is deur verskeie lede van hierdie landbou-organisasie bygewoon en is geborg deur Jannie Muller en Daan Hamman van Solareff. Tydens hierdie vergadering is daar gesprekke gehou rondom verskeie knelpunte in die landbou sektor, insluitend die minimum loon debat en die voorgestelde grondhervorming en hoe hierdie proses moontlik die plaaslike boere sal kan beïnvloed. Die vergadering het begin deur die beplanningsvoorlegging vir die jaarlikse Agri Letaba Skou wat elke jaar sorg vir top gehalte vermaak vir die hele gesin. Vanjaar se skou sal tussen die 8ste en die 11de Augustus gehou word. Van die hoogtepunte waarna plaaslike musiekliefhebbers kan uitsien is optredes deur Joe Black, Robbie Wessels, Josh Kempen, Roan Ash en Benny Mayengani. Daar sal ook weer lewende hawe uistallings wees wat ‘n Brahman skou, Limousin skou en Interras skou sal insluit. Vanjaar sal daar ook ‘n slagos kompetisie gehou word. Soos altyd sal die geveerde vriende in die pluimsaal wees wat altyd ‘n hoogtepunt vir die kinders is. Die bokke skou sal in die bok tent word. 12-18 Aprilgehou 2018

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heidsbeplanning. Volgens die kontrakteurs wat die damwal afgebreek het, is die beplanning dat konstruksie van die opbou van die damwal in Junie begin wat 18 maande sal duur. Die damvlak is op 42.78% met ‘n 60% toekenning vir boere. Willem van Jaarsveld, die Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte van Agri Limpopo, het die vergadering toegespreek oor die ‘knyptang’ waarin boere regoor die provinsie hulself bevind. Van Jaarsveld het later ook dieselfde toespraak op die Klankkoerant radioprogram herlei. Om die

volledige onderhoud wat op die 24ste Mei uitgesaai is, te luister, gaan besoek gerus www.pretoriafm.co.za en klik op die Klankkoerant landbou skakel. Laastens is die minimum loon debat bespreek. In teenwoordigheid was Nelson Ledwaba van CCMA wat die lede meer informasie oor hierdie voorgestelde loonverhoging gebied het. Die voorgestelde verhoging tot op R20 is tans nie in werking nie en is onbepaald uitgestel hangende verdere ondersoek. Die minimum lone bly dus onveranderd op die sektoriale vastellings van R16.25 per uur.

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Lede van Agri Letaba tydens die vergadering.

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FUN for the whole family

Show

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30 June - 1 July daily from 8am FREE ENTRY Everyone Welcome! for spectators/public Family day with food stalls available.

Tzaneen Equestrian Centre

(700m past Steffi’s Sun Lodge on the Lushof road)

Contact Ilse 082 886 6627


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Agri SA launches Water Desk On the 3rd of May this year, Agri SA announced that it had formally launched a dedicated Water Desk that will focus on the need to ensure equitable access to water for farmers across South Africa. This initiative is in response to a host of external challenges facing agricultural water users, including severe drought, climate change and under-maintained infrastructure. The situation is all the more urgent given several policy proposals that may simultaneously increase the cost of water while reducing the availability to agricultural users. The Agri SA Water Desk will, amongst other things, focus on water policy and legislative proposals such as the draft National Water and Sanitation Master Plan and the National Water Resource Strategy. The current

amendments to the National Water Act, for example, will determine the cost of water for agricultural users, which is why it is necessary to engage with government and other key stakeholders from the start to work towards a fair outcome. The Agri SA Water Desk will also give inputs to the Water Research Commission (WRC) on research priorities and will act as a forum for top water experts to share their insights in a meaningful way. The Agri SA Water Desk will be led by Janse Rabie, an environmental lawyer and Head of Agri SA’s Natural Resources Centre of Excellence and Gregory Smith, a water scientist. “The Agri SA Water Desk will be a one-stop-shop for Agri SA members, where they can get up to date information and advice on all things water-related,” said Janse

Rabie. “Given the complexity of water rights and the fastchanging policy environment, we believe that a dedicated Water Desk is the best way to enable agricultural water users to stay abreast of all legal developments which will have an impact on the way they farm and do business.” “Agri SA is at the forefront of legislative and policy development regarding the water sector in South Africa. Agri SA strives to support government in this fundamental area through collaboration with key stakeholders and timely and well-researched inputs to policy development,” said Dan Kriek, President of Agri SA. Agri SA invites its members, and interested parties, to contact the Agri SA Water Desk to find out how they can get involved.

R250 000 ingesamel vir NG Kerk Theo de Marillac, Ds de Kok en Hertzog Landman.

Die jaarlikse NG Kerk Letsitele Kaskar veiling om fondse in te samel vir die Kaskar wedren later vanjaar, is vroeër dié maand by die populêre eetplek, Letaba Junction gehou. Onder andere is daar wildspakkette opgeveil en het die veiling ‘n gesamentlike bedrag van R250 000 se fondse ingesamel vir die kerk en behoeftige mense in die area.

Kallie Erasmus, Koos Denysschen, Piet Smit, Mark Pieterse en Heinrich Osmers.

The LETABA FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION

in partnership with Kishugu Aviation and ZZ2 brings your attention to the

2018 Winter Fire Season

Opening

On the 1st of June the Letaba Fire Protection Association will be showcasing the capabilities of the AT 802 AIrtractor Fire fighting aircraft which carries 3000L of water on the ZZ2 Mooketsi runway. The LFPA will formally activate the ZZ2 runway as a standby runway for the 802 Airtractor. It is anticipated that one AT 802 be based permanently during the 2019 fire season in Limpopo if funding is secured. The purpose of the day is to get Provincial funding to fund the standing costs of the aircraft in Limpopo. Furthermore; the LFPA’s two Cessna 182 Spotter Aircraft as well as the two Bell Huey Helicopters will be part of the demonstration.

Prevent Veldfires Fire Line: 076 844 1646 076 550 2260 • 076 549 5466 pro@letabafire.co.za www.letabafire.co.za


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Sakata se unieke oopland Saladette Saladette tamaties is beter bekend as “konfyt-” of “fabriekstamaties” en word gekenmerk deur ’n bosagtige groeiwyse, blokagtige, ferm vrugte. Hierdie tipe tamaties word hoofsaaklik verbou vir prosessering en word ook aan die varsmark verskaf. Tradisioneel is hierdie variëteite geselekteer om ‘n gekonsentreerde drag te vorm en die plante verloor hul groeikragtigheid sodra die eerste vrugte gepluk word. Die fokus was dus nooit op die eetkwaliteit van die vrugte geplaas nie. Daar het egter nog altyd ’n behoefte bestaan vir goeie kwaliteit, vars Saladette tamaties met ‘n goeie smaak wat in slaaie en tuis-

gekookte bredies gebruik kan word. Sakata het hierdie behoefte geïdentifiseer en met ‘n intensiewe teelprogram begin met die doelwit om hoë kwaliteit oopland Saladette tamatie vir die varsmark te teel.

Die plante moet dan, soos ‘n normale varsmarktamaties, oor ‘n tydperk bly produseer. Sakata se variëteite voldoen volkome aan hierdie vereistes. Emerald* is ’n nuwe Saladette tamatie wat pas vrygestel is. Hierdie baster variëteit se uitstekende fermheid maak dit uiters geskik vir lang afstand vervoer. Emerald* beskik oor ’n goeie blaarbedekking wat die vrugte beskerm teen sonbrand. Die plante word gekenmerk deur ’n uitstekende opbrengspoMion beskik oor besonderse vrugkwaliteit, raklewe tensiaal en het intermediêre en opbrengspotensiaal wat dit ideaal maak vir beide varsmark en prosessering .

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bestandheid teen Bakteriese verwelk. Mariana beskik oor ‘n bepaalde groeiwyse van klein tot medium grootte plante, met uitstaande vrugset in somer. Die vrugte is ekstra-groot, baie eenvormig met uitstekende fermheid. Die vrugskil is baie dik wat bydra tot ‘n uitstekende raklewe van die vrugte. Mion is uit dieselfde teelprogram ontwikkel as Mariana maar beskik oor siekteweerstand teen Tamatie kromnekvirus. Mion beskik verder oor siekteweerstand teen Verticillium ras 1, Fusarium rasse 1 & 2, Knopwortel aalwurm (Meloidogyne javanica), Altenaria stamkanker en Grysblaarvlek. Dit is veral die plant se besonderse sterk groeiwyse wat bydra tot die plant se vermoë om vrugte van 120 tot 250 gram te produseer met uitstekende kwaliteit en raklewe wat dit geskik maak vir die varsmark en prosessering.

* Eksperimenteel: Hierdie variëteit is steeds eksperimenteel, maar registrasie is reeds ingedien vir SuidAfrikaanse kultivar lysting. AFWYSENDE KLOUSULE: Hierdie inligting is op ons waarnemings en/of inligting vanaf ander bronne gebaseer. Aangesien gewasprestasie van die interaksie tussen die genetiese potensiaal van die saad, die fisiologiese eienskappe daarvan en die omgewing, bestuurspraktyke ingesluit, afhang, gee ons geen waarborg uitdruklik of deur implikasie, vir die prestasie van gewasse relatief tot die inligting gegee, nog aanvaar ons enige aanspreeklikheid vir enige verlies, direk of as gevolg daarvan, wat tewyte aan enige oorsaak ookal mag ontstaan. Lees eers asseblief Sakata Seed Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd se verkoopsvoorwaardes voordat saad bestel word.

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SAKATA

Saladette tamaties vir plaaslike produksie

Emerald*

Mariana

* Eksperimenteel: Hierdie variĂŤteit is steeds eksperimenteel, maar registrasie is reeds ingedien vir Suid-Afrikaanse kultivar lysting.

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