Grain and AGRICULTURAL
Our grain division provides storage facilities for various types of grain in the Western Cape. It has a total silo storage capacity of approximately 385 000 tonnes, with depots across the Overberg and Swartland regions.
Our grain division operates two seed processing facilities where approximately 10 000 tonnes of seed is cleaned and distributed every year.
This division includes an Agricultural Advisory Services department where trained advisors provide clients with advice and support relating to the technical aspects of the various production facets.
We are an established marketing facilitator for all types of grain and is also directly involved in the marketing of grazing crops.
Depots – Overberg district
We operate 15 grain depots with an overall storage capacity of over 385 000 tonnes for all types of grain such as barley, wheat, canola, lupines and triticale, among others.
Depots – Swartland district
Our agricultural development division focuses on agricultural counselling and agricultural economics, in support of sustainable grain and cattle livestock production.
Scientific and practical aspects of small grain cultivation and cattle livestock production, as well as agricultural economic information is collected, processed and made available. This is updated on a regular basis.
Please download the necessary information from our agricultural archive below:
- Masjineriekostegids – 2019.05
- Prod. Koste Begroting Bred_Nap 2020
- Prod. Koste Begroting Cal_RSE 2020- Hoog
- Prod. Koste Begroting Cal_RSE 2020- Medium
- Huurwaardes- Hoë Potensiaal Grond
- Huurwaardes- Medium Potensiaal Grond
- Prod. Koste Begroting MRB_Koringberg 2020
- Divan van der Westhuizen – Globale tendense en mededingendheid
- Pierre Laubscher – Wat sê die studiegroepe
Agricultural Extension Services
- Ontwikkeling van koring en canola strategieë in die Suid-Kaap
- Die ontwikkeling van volhoubare medic/klawer weidings in die Wes-Kaap (ENG)
- Die ontwikkeling van volhoubare lusern weidings vir wol produksie (ENG)
- Die vestiging van droëland lusernweidings
- Bestuurspraktyke vir peulgewasweidings
- Oorsig van stikstofproewe
- Tand-en skyfplanters en die effek van oesreste
- Volhoubare plaasgroottes
- Langtermyn Studiegroep Verslag Cal_RSE
- Waarde van strooi en oesreste (1)
- Waarde van strooi en oesreste (2)
Our Agricultural Advisory department provides an in-depth agricultural resource and support service. The core function of this department is to focus on agricultural counselling and economics in support of sustainable grain and livestock production.
Agricultural advisors apply both scientific and practical knowledge and experience when providing advice to clients related to production practices and financial management. Our team actively participates in various financial study groups during which crucial information is monitored and gathered, and clients are provided with mechanisation and land lease cost guides on an annual basis.
AGRICULTURAL ADVISOR (MOORREESBURG)
Tel: 022 433 8300
Advisors closely monitor and compare the production and return potential of new cultivars to existing cultivars. Relevant and important information is then shared with clients during scheduled events, such as the annual Farmers’ Day, Farm Worker’s Day, Sheep Information Day as well as during the pre- and post-planting sessions.
This department maintains an updated agricultural resource library on a vast range of topics and serve on various standing committees on sustainable farming and protein research.
Encouraging research in agriculture
Overberg Agri’s Roodebloem Research Farm is located along the N2 highway, just past Caledon. Founded in 1991, this commercial farm was established for agricultural research to provide science-based solutions in response to challenges faced by farmers in the area. In addition to operating as a research facility, the farm also acts as a prime location for multiple events within our calendar.
At Overberg Agri, we believe in fostering an environment that encourages agricultural research. Our team continues to engage in a variety of research trials at the Roodebloem facility, surrounding cultivar evaluation, fertilization and livestock feed – for the purpose of assisting our producers in increasing their livestock and crop yields, improving farmland productivity and sustainability, reducing loss due to disease and insects, developing more efficient equipment, and increasing overall food quality.