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A survey by Agri SA and its provincial affiliates has started to lift the lid on the extent of corruption...
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) recently supplied Farmer’s Weekly with its report, Draft 2016/17 Drought Scheme, which...
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Western Cape drought persists despite increased dam levels

Western Cape drought persists despite increased dam levels

The Western Cape’s drought crisis continued as dam levels were still critically lower than usual at the start of winter.
Crop failure and conflict affecting food security in Africa

Crop failure and conflict affecting food security in Africa

Low rainfall, drought, conflict, and internal displacement are affecting food security across Africa.
EU farmers seek 15-year renewal for glyphosate use

EU farmers seek 15 year renewal for glyphosate use

Farmers in the European Union are concerned that the EU Commission intends to renew authorisations for using glyphosate (the active ingredient in some herbicides) for just 10 years, and not...

Get your horse to canter correctly

Only when a horse has the correct lead is it balanced and safe to ride at a canter, says Dr Mac.

Keep accurate records for maximum economic impact

Derick le Roux and his father, Carl, own the only 5-Star Breedplan accredited stud in South Africa. Derick explains to Gerhard Uys how record-keeping can optimise profit in any production...

Always manage grazing with drought in mind

The only insurance against drought is a sound, scientifically based grazing management programme, coupled with a reasonable stocking rate even in times of plenty. So says Dr Mias van der...

Olifants River Valley farmers’ irrigation woes

The supply of water to Olifants River Valley producers has been frequently interrupted in recent years due to breakages in the irrigation canal. Glenneis Kriel spoke to Johan Matthee, CEO...

Getting irrigation right

Farmers often ask me how frequently and how much they should irrigate. There is no simple answer, as many aspects must first be considered.

Crop problems: look for the clues!

We recently discussed how to identify mineral deficiencies and eelworm infestation. Many other problems can occur, of course.
Why SA wine exports must move from bulk to brands

Why SA wine exports must move from bulk to brands

South Africa’s wine industry must shift its emphasis from volume to value and from a production orientation to a market orientation. This is according to Anton Smuts, the newly elected...
175 years of Case IH

175 years of Case IH

The celebrations have commenced at the brand’s global headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin, US, says Joe Spencer.
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.
Correct selection is crucial for a high reproduction rate, high weaning weight and low calf mortality in a beef cattle...

The 2017 Agribusiness Africa Conference

To be held at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, on 4 and 5 July.

The benefits of ecological beef cattle farming

The benefits of ecological beef cattle farming

Dr André Mentz, animal scientist and author of the book, Ecological Cattle Farming – A roadmap to sustainable cattle farming, says that ecologically friendly beef cattle production is now more...
Stage-built manager’s home

Stage-built manager’s home

A stylish, yet contemporary home, built in three stages. Here's phase 1...
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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