The Rhys Evans Group is an agricultural business with its roots steeped in a long family history. The Evans family has been farming near the town of Viljoenskroon in the Free State province of South Africa for over 100 years. Mr Rhys Evans was a renowned farmer in the district and he established a strong foundation for the later establishment of the Rhys Evans Group (PTY) Ltd. After his father Rhys, passed away in 1972 Mr Anthony Evans took over the family business. From the early 1970s up until 2016 Mr Anthony Evans grew the business into a diversified farming and agricultural processing enterprise with interests in crop farming, beef production, meat processing and groundnut processing. In August 2016 Mr Anthony Evans sadly passed away. Anthony’s son, David, was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer in September 2016.

The Rhys Evans Group’s farming division currently farms 3500 hectares of arable land, growing maize, groundnuts, sunflower, soybeans and forage. The Huntersvlei Sussex herd makes up the beef breeding division of the business, including a stud herd of over 75 years of breeding top quality beef cattle, a commercial Sussex herd and a beef feedlot. The cattle operation goes hand-in-hand with the crop farming division.

Huntersvlei Farm Fresh Abattoir is a high-throughput, export approved, abattoir. With a predominant interest in pork, we source pigs from the best quality piggeries in surrounding areas. We also have a growing interest in beef and sheep.

RE Groundnuts shells, grades and processes raw Spanish-type peanuts for the export market and processes peanut butter and roasted peanut snacks for the local South African market.

At Rhys Evans Group it is our mission to maintain and improve upon our position as a leading agricultural business in South Africa, with appropriate farming and processing operations that will further enhance the Group’s reputation and contribute to its long-term profitability and financial stability. The Group also has a focus on contributing to the development of emerging farmers and the transformation of the South African agricultural sector.