Senwes Scenario June / July 2017 - Page 7

 ••• • • N E W S • •   Fouché Germishuys from Heilbron was the lucky winner of the weather station on the first day of Nampo 2017.  The winner of the weather station on the second day of Nampo 2017 was Jan Cronje from Virginia. Lots of action and winners with Senwes Grainlink at Nampo Harvest Day 2017 IF YOU ATTENDED NAMPO 2017, YOU WILL PROBABLY AGREE THAT IT WAS AN EXCEPTIONAL EVENT WHERE 51 YEARS OF EXPE- RIENCE IN THE PRESENTA­ TION OF THE LARGEST AGRICULTURAL SHOW IN SOUTH AFRICA, WAS RECONFIRMED. MARIETJIE GROBLER S enwes was no exception and the Grainlink stall attracted a lot of attention. The biggest attraction was the silo model, which young and old enjoyed. Numerous people admitted that they had no idea of how grain gets into a silo, how it is handled and out­ loaded at a later stage. Personnel used the opportunity to explain basic grain handling processes. In addition a number of videos could be watched with special 3D-equipment, which provided a lifelike experience of the inside of a silo and the processes taking place in a silo. Real-time Safex grain market prices were shown on a large screen every day between 09:00 and 12:00 and visitors could obtain advice from our grain marketing advisors. The Nation in Conversation sessions were also broadcast live from a studio on the premises and could be followed in the Grainlink stall. Grainlink also launched two competitions - participants could win an electronic weather station to the value of R6 000 on each of the four Nampo days, or a gift voucher to the value of R1 000, redeemable at any Hinterland branch. In order to qualify for the weather station, participants had to trade imaginary grain on a simulated market game. The best “trader” was selected by a compu­ ter at the end of the day. To quali­ fy for the gift voucher, partici­ pants had to download the new Grainlink App on their phones and answer the easy daily compe­ tition question. They also had to place their competition forms in a special container at the stall. Winners were announced at 15:00 every day, when they were told exactly how to fully utilise the prizes. It was most unusual when, on the final day, the winner of the weather station was also the win­ ner of the gift voucher. The winner of the weather station on the third day of Nampo 2017 was Lourens van Eeden from Swellendam. Rikus van Rooyen from Heilbron was the lucky winner of both the gift voucher and the weather station on the final day of Nampo 2017. Well-known news anchor, Jeremy Maggs, enjoys the 360 silo-experience at the Senwes Grainlink stall at Nampo 2017. SENWES Scenario • JUN/JUL 2017 5