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There is something about the utter absurdity of watching President Jacob Zuma stand in front of an audience of honest,...
Although an animal with hoof problems may be able to function normally, malformed hooves can have an impact on production...
The size of your pig housing infrastructure will depend on the number of pigs you have. Ideally, it should be...
SAPA wants compensation for ‘bird flu’ farms

SAPA wants compensation for ‘bird flu’ farms

With thousands of chickens and other poultry having died or been culled due to the outbreaks of the H5N8 strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), the South African Poultry...
Smallholder cattle development project launched in Zambia

Smallholder cattle development project launched in Zambia

Smallholder cattle farmers in Zambia’s Northern Province were reportedly set to see their livelihoods improve under a recently launched livestock improvement project.
Farmfair International (FFI)

International beef cattle show could benefit SA farmers

Farmfair International (FFI), one of Canada’s largest beef cattle shows, has been designed to provide buyers and sellers with a venue in which to do business.

Quality and service secures free-range market

Mark Smith produces 270 000 free-range eggs a month on Maralou Farm near East London. Unable to compete on price with eggs produced in battery cage operations, he focuses on...

Dealing with a fractured jaw

Breaks are often misdiagnosed and sometimes even heal on their own, says Dr Mac.

Following the spoor: What to look for

You hear the shot of the rifle and feel the recoil, but the animal runs. What should you do now? To learn about tracking, Gerhard Uys spoke to Willem van...

Success with sweet piquanté peppers

Sweet piquanté peppers, popularly known as peppadews, require all the attention a farmer can spare to produce good results. Limpopo farmer, Jaco Kriel, spoke to Gerhard Uys about producing this...

Spacing, competition & yield

We sometimes tend to make assumptions about how a crop will react without considering the survival mechanisms inherited from its wild ancestors.

Leafy crop vs fruiting crop the balancing act

When trying to predict how a crop will respond to various situations, remember that all cultivated crops originated from wild ancestors growing in competition with many other species.
Aquaponics: ‘economy of scale is the key’

Aquaponics: ‘economy of scale is the key’

Aquaponics, which combines aquaculture and hydroponics, is increasingly becoming popular in many countries due to its ability to boost farm output and reduce waste. Glenneis Kriel spoke to Ruann Coleman...
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Vermeer comes to Africa

This US company introduced a wide range of its products at this year's Nampo Expo in Bothaville in the Free State.
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Given the high cost of supplements, is it worth feeding lambs on veld? A recent study provides some answers, says...
According to the Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa, vaccination is crucial in preventing illness in animals.
Every animal is unique, and stock handling can leave distinct marks on individual animals. These two facts can be used...
Ensure that you have the right facilities: a crush pen, a neck clamp and a squeeze chute.
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Highlights from Agribusiness Africa conference 2017 #FWAgbizAfrica

Simple and effective ways to beat the heat and the frost

Simple and effective ways to beat the heat and the frost

Prof Gert Venter discusses an affordable, easy-to-implement measure to protect a crop from extreme weather. No fuel or electricity is used, resulting in considerable cost savings.
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Hydroponics: basic mistakes and how to avoid them

In the second instalment of our series on alternative crop production methods, international hydroponics consultant, Prof Gert Venter, highlights common mistakes made by farmers.
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Is hydroponics the answer to global food challenges?

In the first of a series on alternative crop production methods, international hydroponics consultant, Prof Gert Venter, explores hydroponics as a viable solution to global food security challenges, including water...
China’s love affair with wine, and how SA can benefit

China’s love affair with wine, and how SA can benefit

Chinese consumers’ growing affinity for wine, particularly imports from international premium wine producers, presents a growth opportunity for the South African wine industry, according to research conducted by Buyambo Mantashe...
Mountain view family home

Mountain view family home

The Western Cape is known for its beautiful scenery, and for this reason, David wants his house to be built on a slope facing the mountains.
Agritourism basics: Could you make it work?

Agritourism basics: Could you make it work?

Developing an agritourism operation may present a viable way to increase your farming income, while still maintaining normal farming activities, but it may not be suitable for every farm or...

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