Managing risk in maize milling

Risk Management in Maize Milling

Business in Africa Charl Marais
Every industry has certain risks that have to be managed in order for the business to succeed and be profitable. In this blog, Charl Marais, Managi...
Roff's factory switched to solar

Roff Switches to Solar

commercial maize milling Charl Marais
This blog offers a few insights Roff gathered along its solar journey, which might be of use to maize millers also considering going the solar route.
Market Overview: Maize Production in Kenya

Market Overview: Maize Production in Kenya

commercial maize milling Koot Jordaan
Maize is the most widely grown crop in sub-Saharan Africa, and is a staple food for roughly 50% of the population. As such, it’s critical to ensuri...
SP-1: The Ideal Mill for starting a Maize Milling Business

SP-1: The Ideal Mill for starting a Maize Milling Business

Entrepreneur Koot Jordaan
Start your very own profitable business producing maize meal with Roff’s SP-1 Milling Machine and compromise on reliability or quality.
Community milling vs Commercial milling

The Difference between Commercial and Community Milling

African business opportunity Koot Jordaan
Know the difference between commercial and community milling so you can decide which suites your situation best.
Effective Grain Storage to manage Maize Supply

Effective Grain Storage to manage Maize Supply

Food security Koot Jordaan
Storing grain effectively is pivotal in ensuring consistent maize supply and therefore avoiding major price fluctuations. This blog provides an overview on grain storage.
Milling 101 - Roff crushers

Milling 101 - Roff crushers

Animal feed Koot Jordaan
Roff Milling manufactures and supplies both hammer and roller mills to various industries such as animal feed production, breweries and even tea producers.
The history of maize

The history of maize

Animal feed Jan Jordaan
Learn more about the grain that feeds so many nations, as well as how Southern African maize producers can optimise their profitability with help from Roff
The Miltec success story

The Miltec success story

Maize Milling Jan Jordaan
Investing in the Roff R-70 milling machine turned out to be a lucrative decision for the owner of Miltec.
6 Tips for writing an effective executive summary

6 Tips for writing an effective executive summary

Business Plan Charl Marais
The executive summary is often the most read, and therefore the most important, part of a business plan
5 Food Packaging Design Tips to move your Product

5 Food Packaging Design Tips to move your Product

branding Jan Jordaan, Brand Manager
Package design has a real impact on our shopping choices. Roff brings you five top tips for effective food packaging design to help you move your maize.
The Importance of Maize Conditioning: Part 2

The Importance of Maize Conditioning: Part 2

Conditioning Charl Marais
In this blog we look at equipment used during the conditioning process and how to calculate how much water to add during the first conditioning.
The Importance of Maize Conditioning: Part 1

The Importance of Maize Conditioning: Part 1

Conditioning Charl Marais
Maize conditioning plays an important role to ensure that finished product is high quality, and to achieve the maximum profitability in the milling process
The History of Degermination in Maize Milling: Part 1

The History of Degermination in Maize Milling: Part 1

Degermination Charl Marais
We take a look at the evolution of the degerminator in the maize milling industry and how it has developed to meet South African needs.
Milling 101: Roff hammer mills

Milling 101: Roff hammer mills

Animal feed Koot Jordaan
Roff manufactures turn-key compact maize roller mills and milling equipment, hammer mills for stock feed and dust collection and aspiration systems.
Extraction rate - a key consideration when investing in a maize mill

Extraction rate - a key consideration when investing in a maize mill

Extraction rate Jan Jordaan
In researching maize mills, the importance of extraction rate as a key consideration cannot be overemphasised. It’s directly linked to future profitability
Choose the right milling business model

Choose the right milling business model

Maize Milling Charl Marais
Choosing your maize milling business model determines your profitability. Small scale or large scale; centralized or decentralized. Know the facts.
Want to start a maize milling business in Africa?

Want to start a maize milling business in Africa?

Business Advice Charl Marais
Starting a business in Africa comes with a host of unique challenges. A maize milling business is no exception.
Maize Milling challenges facing Entrepreneurs

Maize Milling challenges facing Entrepreneurs

business advice Charl Marais
Maize milling challenges facing entrepreneurs, our latest blog looks at some common problems to consider when entering the maize milling industry.
Control measures for insects

Control measures for insects

control measures for insects Koot Jordaan
25% of all stored grain, is lost annually to damage caused by insects. We examine different types of insecticides and fumigants maize millers can consider.
Rodents, birds and safety measures

Rodents, birds and safety measures

control measures for insects Koot Jordaan
This blog features damage caused by rodents and birds, and suggests safety measures to consider when practicing infestation control.
Learn more: Roff's popular SP-1 mill

Learn more: Roff's popular SP-1 mill

Entrepreneur Koot Jordaan
We have relaunched the popular Roff SP-1 mill, ideal for a startup entrepreneur who does not want to compromise on reliability or quality.
Crop share farming: a way forward for subsistence farmers?

Crop share farming: a way forward for subsistence farmers?

crop share agreement Charl Marais
Crop share farming can be beneficial for subsistence farmers, helping them to farm on a bigger and profitable scale, ultimately driving food security.
SP-1 maize mill produces superior extraction rates and profitability

SP-1 maize mill produces superior extraction rates and profitability

Maize Milling Koot Jordaan
The popular ROFF SP-1 maize milling machine is a well-priced maize mill with superior extraction rate that gives you increased profitability.

Welcome to our informative blog section

Here we explore topics and tips related to maize production, maize milling, entrepreneurship, the marketing of maize meal and many more. Let’s unlock the world of maize milling for you – happy reading!

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