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Animals

Welpic Dormers: breeding for exceptional genetics

At the 2016 National Dormer Sale in Bloemfontein, a Welpic Dormer ram achieved the second-best p...

Okabra Brahman Stud: breeding for the future

Mecki and Brigitte Schneider of the Okabra Brahman Stud in the Grootfontein district in Namibia ...

Small-scale fish farming

With government assistance, many rural small-scale fish farmers could turn their operations into...

Crops

Addressing the risk of polluted irrigation water

A recent study published by the Water Research Commission highlights the urgent need for identif...

Groundnut production: challenging but profitable

Gerhard Dreyer, owner of The New Nut Company in North West, says there is always demand for grou...

Communication is key between farmer and market agent

The early part of the year is probably a good time to remind farmers about their responsibilitie...

Business
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How to ensure effective crop spraying

Non-systemic products have to be sprayed thoroughly to be effective. This applies particularly t...

Hydroponics: basic mistakes and how to avoid them

In the second instalment of our series on alternative crop production methods, international hyd...

Making an effective spray mixture

There is more to a spray mixture than chemical product and water. You also need an adjuvant – ...

Lifestyle

Building a family home in Zambia

Clint wants to build a double-storey family home in Mazabuka in Zambia. See what design Jonno ha...

Visit Lakenvlei Forest Lodge

Lakenvlei Forest Lodge in Mpumalanga, is situated in a 4 500ha pine plantation near Belfast, and...

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