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While government needed to provide land, commercial farmers and private enterprises needed to make the production side of emerging enterprises...
An Ankole bull belonging to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa sold for R640 000 at the Ntaba Nyoni auction on Wednesday,...
TAU SA is offering a R100 000 reward to anybody who can prove that any commercial farmer or member of...
Fuel price relief expected in June

Fuel price relief expected in June

Farmers and agribusinesses in the midst of harvesting summer crops and planting winter crops could benefit from a likely decrease in diesel and petrol prices in June 2017.
New strategy to boost Zimbabwe’s livestock production

New strategy to boost Zimbabwe’s livestock production

President Robert Mugabe's cabinet has approved a policy for the government to introduce a US$150 million (R2,5 billion) "command" approach to boost livestock production.
Japan’s new approach to farming without soil

Japan’s new approach to farming without soil

Japanese experts have made a breakthrough in agricultural technology, using polymer film to grow food.

The finest Merinos in SA bred using genetic extremes

The Fairworld Merino Stud in the Eastern Cape has been at the forefront of genetic fine wool production in South Africa for over a century. It holds the current South...

SA government failing commercial aquaculture

SA has the potential to become a successful producer of Nile tilapia, yet government’s latest efforts aimed at supporting commercial aquaculture are counterproductive.

Maggots in a horse’s ears: prevention is easier than cure

Flystrike can be just as problematic in horses as in sheep, says Dr Mac.

The guardians of South Africa’s export fruit quality

Farmers invest considerable money and time to produce high-quality fruit and vegetables. Lucien Jansen, CEO of the Perishable Products Export Control Board, South Africa’s export certification agency, spoke to Glenneis...

Know the facts before switching irrigation systems

Drip irrigation systems have a well-deserved reputation for water-efficiency. Although this gives them an obvious advantage in water-scarce South Africa, irrigation specialist, Mark Zartmann, explains that there are several factors...

Conservation farming helps Zambian smallholders thrive

People living in the Simalaha Community Conservancy in western Zambia have risen out of poverty through the use of conservation agriculture (CA) methods, according to Chrispin Muchindu, CA manager at Peace...
The science of fruit packaging: SA leads the way

The science of fruit packaging: SA leads the way

Stellenbosch University is acknowledged as a world leader in research on optimising packaging design for the fruit industry. Prof Linus Opara spoke to Glenneis Kriel about the university’s achievements in...
The powerful McCormick X8 VT Drive

The powerful McCormick X8 VT Drive

The McCormick X8 VT Drive is the most powerful tractor ever built by this manufacturer. Joe Spencer reports on its launch at LAMMA, the UK’s premier agricultural machinery show.
Spread by ticks, Congo fever can be fatal for humans if left untreated.
Correct selection is crucial for a high reproduction rate, high weaning weight and low calf mortality in a beef cattle...
Before putting together a feeding schedule, confirm the properties of the available feed.
There are many sources of good cattle, both registered (stud) and commercial. It is best to purchase from a successful...

Special Focus On Nampo 2017

Charter to help bees and pollination services

Charter to help bees and pollination services

A pollination services charter that aims to protect bees from harmful pesticide misuse was launched at Nampo 2017, in Bothaville, Free State.
Call for a fresh approach to assisting emerging farmers

Call for a fresh approach to assisting emerging farmers

A new approach to land restitution and emerging farmer support is needed in South Africa.
Land distribution without tenure almost worthless

Land distribution without tenure almost worthless

Distributing land or houses without tenure was providing a settlement with no capital value, according to political analyst Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
Recommendations for the control of problem animals

Recommendations for the control of problem animals

The South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SA Hunters) has proposed a number of amendments to the norms and standards for controlling damage-causing animals under the National Environmental Management,...
A compact, double-storey home

A compact, double-storey home

Here's a design of a three-bedroom, double-storey contemporary home situated in a rural area.
Lakenvlei Forest Lodge

Visit Lakenvlei Forest Lodge

Lakenvlei Forest Lodge in Mpumalanga, is situated in a 4 500ha pine plantation near Belfast, and offers a truly laid-back holiday experience.

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