An al feed
Senwes Credit at the
forefront of innovation
By Francois de Kock
Senwes Credit: Head Commercial Agri Finance
Without diminishing the complexity of growing crops like
soybeans, corn and wheat, raising beef cattle is an entirely
different rodeo due to the very fact that the commodity is a
living, breathing and walking animal with its own nutritional
requirements and health needs. The simple task of determining
exactly how many pounds of feed each animal consumed is
impossible for many producers unless animals are separated
and fed individual rations - an impractical and wildly inefficient
endeavour. Each animal will also have its own health history
as disease plagues some, but not all of the herd and different
stats on things like the number of months it takes to reach fin-
And then there’s the cow-calf segment of beef cattle pro-
duction in which cows are bred to produce a new crop of
calves each year. Breeding, calving and weaning records are
an entirely new set of metrics to capture for each individual
The answer may simply be that it will take the industry a
little more time to wrap its head around the dizzying num-
ber of variables involved to find the best and most practical
on-farm digital solutions.
Abbreviated from: Lauren Manning’s article: https://agfun-
SENWES CREDIT DOES it again! As leaders in the provision
of agri-finance solutions, Senwes Credit is once again at the
forefront of innovation. A new structure focused on providing
direct access for clients to a team of specialists, was intro-
duced on 1 June 2019. The main focus of the structure is to
optimise the integration strategy of Senwes. The team will be
present in one of three geographic compositions and will be
made up of the following team members:
• Manager Agri-Finance, who fulfils the role of integration
specialist. He deals with the co-ordination of financing
solutions and the identification and facilitation of value
adding opportunities for the client.
• Credit Manager who, with his team, will fulfil the role of
credit specialist. The provision of tailor-made financing
solutions remains the primary responsibility of this team.
• Agricultural-economist who, together with his team, will
find viable solutions for the farming business and who will
provide measurable efficiency comparisons and guide-
lines via the E-Bureau.
Each of the team specialists is linked to a geographic group
of clients - the total team are therefore aware of the client's
requirements and challenges.
The existing relationship between yourself and your cur-
rent manager agri-finance, will remain unchanged. Should
you have had previous communication with the credit teams,
this person may possibly change.
The three geographic groupings are the western area,
central and Eastern Cape area and the eastern area.
Contact Senwes Credit today for innovative financing solu-
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