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Farm mapping (2)

Ecologist and farm planner Ben Breedlove takes Roelof Bezuidenhout through the final steps in this process, which can boost your profits.
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Farm mapping (1)

It can be both rewarding and fun to draw a picture of what your enterprise looks like now and what it could look like once you have made some well-planned changes. Ecologist and farm planner Ben Breedlove told Roelof Bezuidenhout how to go about it.
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Carving up your farm

Thinking of subdividing? Beware! You could run into serious legal problems.
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How to calculate cash flow

An accurate record of your cash flow is important for your business to succeed. A basic knowledge of addition and subtraction is all you need to draw one up, writes Susan Pletts.
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The importance of sustainability

Reduce, recycle, re-use, replace, redesign… and re-think!
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How to keep a correct records system

Our vegetable expert Bill Kerr describes a quick, practical way of recording those ‘little things’ that so often can become big problems if forgotten.
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The law that cuts your profits

In their eagerness to make farming pay, or make a success of a particular branch of agriculture, farmers often forget how the law of diminishing returns can retard progress, warns Roelof Bezuidenhout.
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Want to run a farm? Save successfully

Diligent saving reduces risk while boosting sustainability, and is important in running a farm, says MC Loock, Standard Bank agribusiness manager.
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How to run a meeting

Meetings are essential in any business, including farming. But they need to be well-run to be effective.
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Look after your wind pump

A wind pump is expensive, but is one of the most neglected pieces of farm equipment, says Roelof Bezuidenhout.
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This week's poll
Do you think there is a future for smallscale farming in SA?
Yes, smallscale farmers contribute to global food production.
No, economies of scale are vital for successful farming.
There is a place for both smallscale and commercial farming in SA.
Last week's poll
Minister Nkwinti's proposal to landowners to give 50% of their farms to farmworkers is...
Ridiculous, this will not resolve land issues. (13.68%)
Will benefit land reform. (41.84%)
Will threaten food security. (39.21%)
Mathematically impossible. (5.26%)
Will benefit land reform. (41.84 %) Ridiculous, this will not resolve land issues. (13.68 %) Mathematically impossible. (5.26 %) Will threaten food security. (39.21 %) Will benefit land reform. (41.84 %) Ridiculous, this will not resolve land issues. (13.68 %) Mathematically impossible. (5.26 %) Will threaten food security. (39.21 %)
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