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Animals

Securing a market for your chickens

For emerging poultry farmers, the key to success with day-old chicks is to buy rather than breed...

Dr Dave Cooper at the frontline of rhino poaching

In a candid and sometimes emotional interview, Dr Dave Cooper, an award-winning wildlife veterin...

Why climate change is a threat to livestock production

South Africa’s farmers have little choice: they must adapt in order to limit the effects of cl...

Crops

The Sandveld’s 75t/day family potato business

JH Laubscher Broers has one of the largest potato-growing concerns in the Western Cape, with 300...

Groundnut production: challenging but profitable

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

Making an effective spray mixture

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

Business

Confusing credits and creditors

Accountants don’t need ‘agricultural literacy’ to be successful, but no farmer ever made ...

Special Focus

How to ensure effective crop spraying

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

Using a knapsack sprayer on a big farm

Many farmers think that using a knapsack sprayer is taking a step backwards as large spray rigs ...

Making an effective spray mixture

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

Lifestyle

Traditional Lesotho guesthouse

Lekanyane plans on building a traditional guesthouse in Lesotho with stone walls and a thatched ...

Ensuring the success of your agritourism business

Farmers who start agritourism businesses are entrepreneurs and should acquire good marketing ski...

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