March 2021

Uncertainty and credibility in local grain market continue

Grain and oilseeds markets remain uncertain with record domestic prices, while debates on the credibility of the South Africa grain market and on the role of the JSE futures grain market continue among grain farmers. Pork producers should take note of the debates on the functioning of the grain market, as the forming of domestic prices has a direct effect on the cost and eventually the profitability of the business.  Read Prof Johan Willemse’s latest column.