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    The small farmer going under is a world-wide phenomena. A decade or two ago, an Italian owned/based dairy company moved into this country and took over/bought out a number of South African companies. In the Western Cape 4 of these companies were closed down within 2 years. This Company then started importing milk, cheese and butter because..... "South African Dairy farmers weren't producing enough milk". ((Bear in mind that European dairy farmers were at that stage being subsidized by their Governments and most Countries were massively over producing).

    Meanwhile back at the ranch (or milking parlor) this same company was dropping the price of milk paid to the producer, introducing production quotas and forcing the small dairy farmer out of production by refusing to collect his milk as it was "uneconomical to drive xyz kilometers to collect less than xyz thousand liters of milk" - I for one, was forced to stop my dairy operation and concentrate on grapes, as I was producing only about 1100 to 1200 liters/day and this company refused to collect less than 2500 liters every 2nd day.

    Within 10 years the number of dairy farmers in South Africa declined from more than 30 000 to less than 7000.
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    And that's why I now fix Landys

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    They have one problem, we have two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryFrank View Post
    And that's why I now fix Landys
    And fix breweries.
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    Consumers should take some responsibility for this; we do not support the small producer.

    If its not on the shelf at Woolworths, picknPay etc we don't buy it.

    There was a small dairy shop near me, the milk was cheaper than the shops by R2-3 / liter , but it eventually closed down becuase people are too lazy to make an extra stop on the way to woolworths.

    I have a new policy; I only support the small business, pay cash at a special price and only support companies that do not support AA..
    Not easy, but if you ask around you will find a small guy to do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewLandy View Post
    I have a new policy; I only support the small business, pay cash at a special price and only support companies that do not support AA..
    Not easy, but if you ask around you will find a small guy to do the job.
    I like it. We only use the local business network members around the dam. Unfortunately fresh produce seems to be virtually unknown out here in a rural area: and the only farmers market we have is Jasmyn and their stuff is often bad quality.
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    Here is the way the ZA farmers can start making a LOT of money:

    https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/N...fence-20180918
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Here is the way the ZA farmers can start making a LOT of money:

    https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/N...fence-20180918
    Hopefully that ruling becomes law and commercial cultivation becomes legal. That would be classic, dagga becomes a major export product from Sa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Here is the way the ZA farmers can start making a LOT of money:

    https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/N...fence-20180918
    Personal use is not
    However selling it still is

    So that is a way how many ZA farmers can be arrested
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