In 2012, in response to widespread labour unrest in the Western Cape, some Ceres apple producers sent a delegation to visit their counterparts in the South Tyrol region of northern Italy. The visit produced a lot of new ideas and on the way back from Italy, Retief du Toit remembers, a decision was made to establish ultra-high density apple orchards on ZZ2’s Bokveldskloof farm in the Koue Bokkeveld, and – crucially – to do it on the M9 rootstock which hadn’t become widely accepted in the South African industry.
Biologies volhoubare boerdery is nie ’n kortpad nie, maar met die nodige geduld sal die resultate jou verstom. Ná 16 jaar waarin ZZ2 sy benadering van natuurboerdery gevolg het, het koolstofvlakke in die grond begin styg, die boerdery gebruik minder water en dien boonop minder stikstof toe — en dít met opbrengste wat verdubbel
The ZZ2 Group of Companies has various vacancies for Product Managers in our Fruit Division in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, North West and Limpopo Provinces. We are looking for young dynamic and knowledgeable people who have a passion for agriculture and who can carry out purposeful, systematic tasks and successfully adhere to the ZZ2 ethical code and established value system.
Oor die Bokveld se stories, streke en karakters kan mens sekerlik ‘n dik boek skryf. Net in een familie kom mens Piet Kalifornië, Piet van Die Bos, en Piet Parlement teë. En nou ook, hoewel aangetroud, Pierre du Toit. Of soos baie hom ken, Oom Pierre. Op 80 het die passievolle afgetrede vrugteboer ‘n ou [...]
Danksy ongekende samewerking is 42 550 l water reeds onderweg na Kaapstad om die rimpeleffek van die stad se grootste waterkrisis in 350 jaar te help verlig. Nog 29 465 liter is onderweg. Sophia Hislop, uitvoerende direkteur van Uniclox, het die inisiatief Januarie in Polokwane begin omdat die waterkrisis in die Wes-Kaap tans die grootste in die land is al gaan ander provinsies ook onder waterskaarste gebuk. “Wat my hart van die projek roer, is dat dit nie saak gemaak het waar jy bly, skoolgaan, werk, aanbid of aan watter politieke party jy behoort nie. Om die groei van dag een af te sien het my grootste verwagtinge oortref.
Many farmers, especially in the western parts of the country, have been experiencing a dry spring and summer. These conditions are not optimal for reconception in cattle as the condition of cows will decrease after calving, or because they did not undergo an improvement in body condition at the start of the breeding season. The main result of synchronisation of cattle at the start of the breeding season, is a focus on the condition of the cattle. Bulls should not merely be put with cows. In such a programme, every animal is handled three times within two weeks and each one’s condition score is physically recorded during the first handling.
A celebrated artist with his roots in Limpopo, has returned to his home-base to rejuvenate his career as a protégé of ZZ2. Jerry Lion (42), known for his realistic oil paintings and pastel sketches, is ZZ2’s new resident artist in Mooketsi after 17 years in Johannesburg. Born and schooled on ZZ2’s farm, Jerry discovered his gift at an early age. “My father, Judah Lion, was also an artist and I used to copy his works.” Jerry and his family lived in the Mooketsi area and many of his family members worked for ZZ2.
Nakomingsoudits is vir meninge boer `n frustrasie, maar die string voordele wat daaruit verkry word, maak dit die moeite werd. Meen mnr Clive Garrett van ZZ2
With its high start-up costs and complex export rules, the subtropical fruit industry presents formidable barriers to new entrants. Alita van der Walt spoke to ZZ2’s Tommie and BJ van Zyl about the models that the company is putting in place to assist developing farmers to become successful subtropical producers.
On the evening of 2 November 2017, at a gala event held at the Montecasino Ballroom, ZZ2 received two prestigious awards. The Logistics Achiever Awards is acknowledged as the calendar event of the year in the logistics and supply chain industry. “LAA recognises outstanding achievements and innovation that have created market advantage today for a strong, sustainable foundation into the future.”