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Animals

Twinning in cattle: Mixed-sex and same-sex

In this second part of our series on twinning in cattle, Chris Nel examines various gender combi...

Balancing tilapia production with conservation

SA’s environmental approach of preserving rather than conserving is hampering commercial tilap...

Training western pleasure horses

In South Africa, western pleasure is a discipline largely reserved for children. In the US, thin...

Crops

Producing high-quality extra virgin olive oil

In the Paardeberg near Wellington, Slent Farms are producers of superior quality olive oil. Mich...

Groundnut production: challenging but profitable

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

How to ensure effective crop spraying

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

Business
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How to start your own aquaculture business -part 1

In this new series, Nicholas James will provide prospective tilapia farmers with a step-by-step ...

How to start your own aquaculture business – part 2

In this second instalment of our series on launching an aquaculture business, we look at what st...

How to start your own aquaculture business – Part 3

Before embarking on a project, have a practical and sensible understanding of the funds and skil...

Lifestyle

Modern farmhouse in Kenya

Dear Jonno I own a farm in Kenya, and am looking to build a farmhouse with modern interiors. The...

AASA can benefit your agritourism business

In my previous article, I discussed the registration of a non-profit association for agritourism...

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Cattle dipping process

Drought conditions affecting SA’s bees