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Animals

Beef cattle fertility – top Nguni stud raises the bar

Mike Burgess visited Christo Nowers at the state-run Dohne Agricultural Development Institute ne...

Basic requirements for the sleeping area

The enclosed sleeping area for pigs should take up about a third of total pen size....

Paint, pinto or piebald?

The old English terms for a white horse with black patches and a white horse with chestnut or ba...

Crops

Hi-tech innovation revolutionises a Limpopo citrus farm

When Stefan and Anné Pretorius established Katlego Sitrus more than a decade ago, they decided ...

Pecan nut profits: well worth the wait!

Growing pecan nuts requires long-term commitment. Dries Duvenhage of Hartswater in the Northern ...

Staying competitive at the markets

I paid an early morning visit to the Joburg Market recently. It was an icy Tuesday, and the plac...

Business
Special Focus

Air seeders at a budget price

Forty years ago, Rick Brendon saw the potential for a small air seeder. Since then, Ndume seeder...

Impressive line-up of tractors at the Nedbank Eston Show

The recent annual Nedbank Eston Show was blessed with a spell of good weather and the local farm...

The MF WR9800 series Windrower

The 100 000th Massey Ferguson windrower rolled off the production line in Hesston, Kansas, earl...

Lifestyle

A unique ‘glass house’ design

Christine and her husband want to build a three-bedroom home on one level, with open-plan living...

Retired farmer delves into Kei River’s rock art history

Fascination with South Africa’s rock art heritage has drawn Victor Biggs to more than 2 000 si...

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