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Rhino horn auction to go ahead, but bidding delayed

Rhino horn auction to go ahead, but bidding delayed

After a last minute court application to attain a permit, the first ever legal rhino horn sale to be held in South Africa has been delayed until 23 August; however,...
Rhino horn auction may be delayed

Rhino horn auction may be delayed

Farmer’s Weekly previously reported that an online sale of 500kg of rhino horn was being hosted by John Hume and Van’s Auctioneers.
SA honey production on a downward spiral

SA honey production on a downward spiral

The decrease in SA honey production would result in increased prices, and a local producer market that was fast facing international competition.
Accolades for top women in agriculture

Accolades for top women in agriculture

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ annual Female Entrepreneur Awards (FEA) programme has recognised the role of women in South Africa’s agricultural sector for 17 years.
DAFF confirms 16 avian influenza cases across SA

DAFF confirms 16 avian influenza cases across SA

August has reportedly seen more cases of the H5N8 strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in South Africa.
Huge line-up for Aldam Stockmanschool 2017

Huge line-up for Aldam Stockmanschool 2017

The Aldam Stockmanschool takes place from 18-20 October 2017 near Winburg in the Free State. The conference will focus on participation in the red meat value chain through improved precision...
Clanwilliam Wild flower show cancelled due to drought

Clanwilliam wild flower show cancelled due to drought

The extreme drought in the Western Cape has resulted in the Clanwilliam Wild Flower Show being cancelled this year.
Growing antibiotic resistance an urgent problem

Growing antibiotic resistance an urgent problem

The overuse of antibiotics in animals produced for food could lead to the spread of antimicrobial or antibiotic resistance (AMR) in humans.
Cooperatives can unlock agri-sector potential

Cooperatives can unlock agri-sector potential

Cooperatives could unlock the potential of the agri-sector, said Theo de Jager, president of the South African Confederation of Agricultural Unions.
El Niño no longer predicted for SA

El Niño no longer predicted for SA

According to Cobus Olivier, prediction scientist at the South Africa Weather Service, the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon was expected to remain in a neutral phase during South Africa’s...
Agri jobs recovery rests on Western Cape rainfall

Agri jobs recovery rests on Western Cape rainfall

Although 40 000 jobs were ‘lost’ in the agricultural sector in the second quarter of 2017, this was in line with seasonal norms due to reduced horticultural activity.
July tractor sales jump 11%

July tractor sales jump 11%

The 502 tractors sold nationally over July 2017 were 11,3% more than the 451 units sold in July last year.
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