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The black Boerboel is now, again, officially accepted as part of the Boerboel breed, and can again be sold and...
A survey by Agri SA and its provincial affiliates has started to lift the lid on the extent of corruption...
The Agribusiness Africa Conference, brought to you by Farmer’s Weekly, will take place on 4 and 5 July at Emperors...
Food inflation remains at 6,9%

Food inflation remains at 6,9%

Increased meat prices kept food inflation stable at 6,9% year-on-year (y/y).
Zimbabwe looks to energy-efficient tobacco-curing method

Zimbabwe looks to energy-efficient tobacco-curing method

Zimbabwe is evaluating the efficacy of a new, more energy-efficient method of curing tobacco with a view to switching from traditional approaches that burn too much coal and firewood.
Legal challenge for NZ predator eradication project

Legal challenge for NZ predator eradication project

New Zealand’s plan to be to predator-free by 2050, has suffered a blow, following a legal challenge from a small group of opponents.

A successful Boer goat stud in the Hantam Karoo

Careful management and marketing are both crucial in Boer goat production. Pip Nieuwoudt of Nama Stud, the oldest Boer goat stud in the Western Cape, spoke to Jeandré du Preez...

Cobalt now a controlled substance

Riders should be very careful about giving horses supplements before competitions, cautions Dr Mac.

Commercial buffalo breeding: ‘It’s not just for the rich’

Father-and-son team Francoais Schutte Sr and Jr breed buffalo on their farm near Theunissen in the Free State. They are passionate about the species and say that commercial buffalo breeding...

Get to know how your crop ‘thinks’

A crop has no way of ‘knowing’ or ‘sensing’ your good intentions. Instead, it responds to the prevailing conditions as a means of self-preservation.

Attention to detail – key to successful cherry farming

Jeandré du Preez visited Derick van Zyl, estate manager of the farm, Esperanto, in the Koue Bokkeveld, to learn about cherry production in that province, and what makes this crop...

The benefits of farm trials – Part 1

When a farmer says he has 20 years’ experience, it could mean that he has simply been doing the same thing for 20 years without ever trying anything new!
Solar panels lower cooling costs

Solar panels lower cooling costs

In 2013, Ceres Fruit Growers (CFG) installed solar panels on the roof of its controlled atmosphere rooms to reduce its load on the municipal grid. Rahim Hassan, manager of engineering...
Valtra A-series: SIMA Machine of the Year 2017

Valtra A-series: SIMA Machine of the Year 2017

It is predicted that the new Valtra A4 series will be even more popular than the A3, says Joe Spencer.
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.
Spread by ticks, Congo fever can be fatal for humans if left untreated.

Highlights from Agribusiness Africa conference 2017 #FWAgbizAfrica

Craig Wing

Digital disruption of the agri value chain

Since October 2016, half the world’s population has been connected to the Internet. However, at only 30%, the number of connected people in Africa is still lower than the world...
Gallery: Agribusiness Africa Conference

Gallery: Agribusiness Africa Conference 2017

Farmers, politicians, as well as agribusiness people from all over Africa attended the 2017 Agribusiness Africa Conference brought to you by Farmer's Weekly. In case you missed out, we compiled...
More to land reform than title deeds, Derek Hanekom

More to land reform than title deeds, Derek Hanekom

Speaking at the Farmer’s Weekly’s Agribusiness Africa Conference held at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, this week, Derek Hanekom, former minister of tourism and current Member of Parliament gave a brief...
Food label claims: true, misleading, or outright lies?

Food label claims: true, misleading, or outright lies?

Consumers face a barrage of confusing, sometimes dubious, claims on food labels. This could end up harming consumer trust in the food value chain, and substantially damaging the industry and...
A guest cottage & schoolroom

A guest cottage & schoolroom

Here's an interesting design of a guest cottage and schoolroom for a homeowner in Botswana. Let us know what you think of the design?
Is agritourism the answer for your farming business’ woes?

Is agritourism the answer for your farming business’ woes?

Agritourism can offer farmers an ideal avenue for diversifying their agricultural enterprises while earning additional income. In a four-part series, Julinda Schroeder examines the advantages and disadvantages of establishing a tourism...

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