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Animals

Top young farmer transforms failed land reform project

Dairy farmer, Tshilidzi ‘Chilli’ Matshidzula, the Eastern Cape’s Agri SA Toyota Young Farm...

Development zones: dead in the water?

The aquaculture development zones proposed by government are not the way to develop the sector....

Help! My horse is choking

Choke in horses is caused by an obstruction of the oesophagus, not the windpipe, and urgent vete...

Crops

Hi-tech innovation revolutionises a Limpopo citrus farm

When Stefan and Anné Pretorius established Katlego Sitrus more than a decade ago, they decided ...

The benefits of certified plant material

Thinking of using uncertified plant material in your fruit orchards? Think again. The cost of do...

Common onion diseases to watch out for

A number of onion diseases are highly destructive and all prospective onion growers can benefit ...

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Dormer sheep: for the greatest return on your investment

Danie Thomas, a young Dormer stud farmer in Kroonstad, achieved the highest prices ever in South...

How Dohne Merino & medics can boost wheat income

Market volatility and climatic risks have resulted in an increasing number of grain producers in...

Sound management key to laparoscopy success

Elnora Crous explains to Glenneis Kriel how laparoscopic insemination has helped to accelerate g...

Lifestyle

A traditional three-bedroom double-storey home in KZN

Dear Jonno, I buy the Farmer’s Weekly regularly and have noted your designs for double-storey ...

Retired farmer delves into Kei River’s rock art history

Fascination with South Africa’s rock art heritage has drawn Victor Biggs to more than 2 000 si...

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