Monthly Archives: July 2016

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World class equipment used by reputable mills in the world

By |July 28th, 2016|

We have invested in the best stone ground milling equipment used by companies across the world that are famous for their high quality, tasty stone ground flour.

Why:

The optimum grinding process, which preserves the natural flavor.

 

A matter of tradition and trend, our grinding mills are specially designed to make a healthy & good whole meal flour

 

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Our product variables

By |July 28th, 2016|

Ensuring that we maintain as natural a process as possible – we offer three variables of Stone Ground flour.

An un-sifted Whole Wheat Flour, which includes the wheat germ.
A Cake Wheat Flour which is sieved once with a 160 micron sleeve and a
White Bread Wheat Flour which has been sieved once in a 210 micron sieve.

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Farming Practices are Vital for Quality product

By |July 28th, 2016|

As a consortium of farmers we are able to blend the new season with the old season, therefore no seasonal correctors need to be added to give the baker a constant product. “Farming practices are the vital thing.” Says Aubrey Terblanche, the founder of Gideon Milling. “We run a system called minimum till. This means […]

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Crop rotation

By |July 28th, 2016|

“For example, in a 7 year cycle, we will plant different crops every year. Every third year will be wheat, and on the 7th year the land will rest and we call this system; crop rotation. In the in-between years, we grow legumes, canola, lucern and some farmers do maize in summer”

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Canola – a breath of fresh air

By |July 28th, 2016|

“The height of Canola grows easily 1.6 meters high. It has got a very strong and deep root system and after it is harvested, it leaves a deep hole that the root of the next crop, especially wheat, then grows into. The old root hole of the Canola leaves a hollowed space, resulting in good […]

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Sustainability embraces natures way

By |July 28th, 2016|

Did you know that Canola gives you very clean soil, because weeds do not germinate on a canola crop due to the height and density; which creates difficult conditions for weeds to germinate. And that’s not all, Canola enhances the soils nitrogen levels and that’s a few more reasons why we as wheat farmers plant […]

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What is Rhizobia you ask?

By |July 28th, 2016|

According to google, Rhizobia are soil bacteria that fix nitrogen after becoming established inside root nodules of legumes. In order to express genes for nitrogen fixation, rhizobia require a plant host; they cannot independently fix nitrogen. In general, they are Gram-negative, motile, non-sporulating rods.

“The nice thing about legumes is that it goes with the process […]

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Mordern Technology – Prevailing issues for farmers

By |July 28th, 2016|

“In the olden days the farmers only had a disk ploughs and this implement would turn the soil over approximately 20-40 cms deep. This process of tilling removed all moisture and nutrient building properties from the soil and unbeknown, enhanced soil erosion, especially with the prevailing western and southern cape summer winds. Modern technology affords […]

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Sustainability before profit

By |July 28th, 2016|

Farming with the minimum till system ensures that every little wheat kernel gets placed with the fertilizer in its specific place. The wheels guiding the planting equipment are strategically placed to ensure they do not roll over the planted seed. The planting implement is designed to plant a row every 280mm – that’s basically 11/12 […]

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Buttermilk Rusks

By |July 28th, 2016|

Ingredients:

16 x 250 ml          Gideon Milling Cake Flour

24 x 5ml                Baking Powder

3 x 250ml             Sugar

15ml                       Salt

500g                       Margarine

3 x 250ml             Buttermilk

2 x                          Beaten eggs

Method:

Sift all the dry ingredients together and add the margarine. Add eggs and flour and mix properly. Make little balls, bake for […]

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