20 April, 2016
RussellStone Group is a privately owned investment house with a 17% BEE owned shareholding, investing in the agricultural and energy industry with representation in Africa, Australia and Argentina.
We believe in the entrepreneurial spirit of business and encourage all our people to make a life-long career choice based on passion and commitment. Our purpose is to create new and sustainable opportunities which we realize through our values of passion, service and integrity.
RussellStone has differentiated ourselves into various agricultural sectors, becoming experts in the many fields that fall under the Group. Our focus falls upon 3 pillars namely; farming, trading and processing. These 3 pillars are described in detail below:
specialises in the planting of agricultural commodities such as maize and soya. Approximately 1,200 ha are under planting. Farming also expands to cattle with a herd of about 600 cattle.
has a number of farms however, the most impressive farm includes Hopetown which is 1,755 ha under pivot irrigation. Main crops include maize, soya, wheat and potatoes.
is our Australian farm where sugar is planted under irrigation.
strives to continuously develop new soyabean cultivars that will easily adjust to our ever changing and improving planting practices and technology. The latest genetic seed developments are sourced from only the best seed companies from Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and South of Brazil.
deals with the back to back physical trading of a wide range of agricultural commodities such as grains, beans, chop, oil cake and different oils. A wide range of commodities such as maize, wheat, sunflowers, soyas etc. are also traded on SAFEX by the experienced and dedicated traders who form part of the Grainvest Team.
is a registered member of the JSE for agricultural derivatives and we advise clients on hedging and speculative position on grains and Brent crude oil. Grainvest Futures has more than 20 registered traders.
was formed in 2007 as a subsidiary of the Grainvest Group. Coalvest is a coal trading company both based and operating within South Africa. Coalvest business expands into other markets such as electricity, steel and petroleum.
drives the strategy of “Farm to Plate” bringing the freshest fruit and vegetables along with expert knowledge and service delivery. I2F trades approximately R45 million worth of fruit and vegetables per year. Apples, citrus and grapes are the most dominant fruit lines and potatoes, onions and butternuts are the most popularly traded vegetables.
involves the farming of mainly cattle as well as the movement of cattle across Africa. Grainvest Livestock is able to bring their expertise to the market in order to move approximately 50,000 heads of cattle yearly.
uses their skills and experience to work closely with their clients in order to manage foreign exchange risk and eradicate the losses that arise from transactions involving foreign exchange. RussellStone Treasury keeps an eye on the markets for all types of clients; corporate or private.
provides a free service through a mobile cell phone App, regarding all agricultural commodities on SAFEX. Dalevest was thought up by a farmer’s son who took the initiative to bring a hands-on and informative application to famers around South Africa.
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is an Authorised Financial Services Provider that assists with the financial wellness of companies as well as individuals. We provide the following services: Estate Planning, Disability and Critical Illness Planning, Retirement Planning, Employee Benefits, Short Term Insurance, Long Term Investments, Short Term Investments, Medical Aid and Gap Cover.
is a member of the South African Futures Exchange specializing in the derivative world of commodities. RSI brings the latest information to their clients regarding technology, the markets, agriculture and the world by staying informed and updated.
RussellStone Argentina is involved in the trading of specialised products.
is a maize milling plant located half way between Newcastle and Volksrust. Ingogo Mills is the producer of the superior maize meal and regional brand leader “Sutha Super.” Ingogo is close to various large markets which puts Ingogo at an advantage. Ingogo Mills has the capacity to mill 40,000 MT annually.
is a soya crushing plant situated in Bronkhorstspruit which has the capacity of crushing up to 230,000 MT per year. The meal is sold primarily to chicken and pig farmers, the crude oil pumped over to Elangeni Oil where it is refined and the hulls also form part of animal feed.
is our Sunflower crushing plant situated in Bethlehem which is currently up and running. The plant has the capacity to crush up to 50,000 MT annually. The sunflower meal that is produced goes to the animal feed industry and the oil goes for human consumption.
is an Oil Refining and Bottling Plant specializing in crude oil refining and bottling as well as other associated products. The plant has the capacity to refine 60,000 MT of oil per year. The main product offered is soya oil but Elangeni Oil ranges include olive oil, coconut oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, a blended and peanut oil.