Landbouweekblad is once again leading the pack with its new farming iPad application. A handy portal to a wealth of reliable and useful farming information, it doesn't only feature archived articles, but also real-time commodity prices, as well as an extraordinary weather offering.
Article searches can be done according to subject, writers, and publication dates, and articles can be bookmarked, and e-mailed at the touch of a fingertip.
The extensive and attractive weather offering provides reliable, up-to-date information from 102 centers across South Africa. Besides a six-day forecast, other useful information that can be accessed include humidity levels, dew point, air pressure, fire danger, wind speed and direction, expected rain showers, as well as minimum and maximum temperatures.
There's also the real-time Safex-feed, with prices available 15 minutes after transactions have ben concluded, as well as a summary of closed contracts and their monetary values, plus price movement indicators. A feed from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange provides daily trading updates, as well as finanicial information on listed companies, dating back five years.
Weekly live auction results from Kroonstad, Kimberley and Gouda are also available, as well as a summary of national prices achieved for cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens.
Our spanking new classifieds offering can also be accessed through the application at http://geklassifiseerd.landbou.com. The Google address of every advertiser is available on every advertisement. Of course, iPad users can also join us on Landbouweekblad's Facebook page for a chat. And then let's not forget the discussion group of farmers and agriculturalists who are test driving our new application for us. So if you have some advice, would like to participate, or have an idea for a new farming application, send your details to . We'd love to hear from you.