Farming

Allem Brothers farming enterprise is focussed mainly on Crop and Beef production in the districts of Viljoenskroon, Bothaville and Vredefort.

Crop Farming:

The crop farming consists of Maize and Sunflower production.

Maize: (/ˈmeɪz/ MAYZ; Zea mays subsp. mays, from Spanish: maíz after Taíno mahiz), known in some English- speaking countries as corn, is the most important grain crop in South Africa and is produced throughout the country in diverse environments. Successful maize production depends on the correct application of production inputs that will sustain the environment as well as agricultural production. These inputs are, inter alia, adapted cultivars, plant population, soil tillage, fertilisation, weed, insect and disease control, harvesting, marketing and financial resources.

Sunflower: Helianthus annuus, the common sunflower, is an annual species of sunflower grown as a crop for its edible oil and edible fruits (sunflower seeds). While the vibrant, strong sunflower is recognized worldwide for its beauty, it is also an important source of food. Sunflower oil is a valued and healthy vegetable oil and sunflower seeds are enjoyed as a healthy, tasty snack and nutritious ingredient to many foods. Sunflower seeds were brought to Europe from the Americas in the 16th century, where, along with sunflower oil, they became a widespread cooking ingredient.

Beef Production:

Bonsmara is the choice of cattle bred by Allem Brothers. There are both a stud and commercial herd of cattle. The Bonsmara is a proudly South African beef breed, developed through scientific crossbreeding and supported by performance testing. Visual evaluation according to norms of functional efficiency are continuously applied.

Strict selection for economic factors such as fertility, milk production, growth and adaptability are contributing factors to the reality that Bonsmara proudly succeeded in becoming the strongest and most professionally administered beef breed in South Africa in less than 25 years. Bonsmara, the most prominent of beef cattle in South Africa, currently have more than 120 000 registered Bonsmara cattle.

The Bonsmara Society and the breeders are very passionate about the breed. They currently have the biggest database in the world and genetic breeding values can successfully be applied.

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Relevant Contact Persons:

Laurence Allem (Director) 0832592818 | lca@allems.co.za

Joel Allem (Manager) 0828731237 | jda@allems.co.za

Ig Venter (Manager) 0824430473 | ig@connect247.net

Gideon Theron (Manager) 0825677701 | vlakpan@connect247.net

Willie Dreyer (Manager) 0796040662

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