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Sokkie koring

Posted by Thys on Fri August 30, 2019 in HISTORY.

Onlangs het Kolonel Wynand du Toit, (oud recce, destyds krygs-gevangene in Angola, en nou skrywer) op Fleckvieh gaste plaas oorgebly. Groot was my verbasing toe hy vertel van Sokkie koring wat sy pa destyds in die Swartland geplant het. Ek kon hom toe die volgende verhaal vertel hoe my oupa, sy broer oom Jannie en my pa, betrokke was in die tot standkoming van hierdie besondere koring kultivar. Om dit te staaf het ek boonop die ou koerant uitknipsel vanuit die Volksblad byderhand gehad.

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CLA - There is no milk like Fleckvieh milk

Posted by Thys on Wed August 28, 2019 in FLECKVIEH PRODUCTS.

More and more we are interested in what we are eating and whether it is good for our health. The rapid advances that are made in one area of science are often the result of breakthroughs in another discipline. This is exactly what has happened to milk.

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Posted by Thys on Tue February 19, 2013 in HISTORY.

FW Reitz (snr.), Vader van wetenskaplike landbou in die Kaap kolonie, stigter van Swellendam Landbou Genootskap 1832. "Organized agriculture was a revolutionary concept to the nineteenth century Cape. Competitive exhibition is perhaps the final test of a farmer's affinity with his soil and his stock, for it demands a pride of ownership and achievement that is a sensitive gauge of a farming community's virility. For the first quarter-century of its existence, F.W. Reitz was-in the guise of Secretary - the sine qua non of the SwellendamAgricutural Society, the only body apart from the Cape of Good Hope Agricultural Society in the Western Cape. Single-handed, through the force of his vigorous pen, he induced other Overberg towns to stage agricultural shows...."

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