Annelie Coleman
Fire has no mercy

Ouboet – I find it exceedingly difficult to wrap my head around the fact that veld fires have destroyed more than 400 000ha in the Free State so far this year.
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Conference shenanigans

Thank goodness we’ve eventually come to the end of the 2014 congress season.
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Agriculture is responsible for its own destiny

Boet, you know how much I dread the annual congress season! But so far this year I’ve been very impressed by the standard of the agricultural congresses.
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Grim legacy

My heart aches for every person in South Africa who has lost a child, a spouse or a loved one to farm violence.
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Farmers are tough enough

A farmer is a farmer is a farmer, irrespective of where you farm and what you farm with.
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Welcome to winter

O glorious day! Winter has finally come. This is my favourite time of the year. I adore a cold winter.
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Zokwana and Cele – the mind boggles!

You don’t need the Rosetta Stone to decode the message behind President Zuma’s appointment of NUM stalwart Senzeni Zokwana as the new minister of agriculture.
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Creating false hopes

Can you imagine burning your grain lands and killing your livestock and then buying your food at vastly inflated prices from your neighbour?
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SA’s bright young farmers

Boeta, how I wish you could have attended this year’s Free State Young Farmer conference with me.
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SA beef cattle ranchers up there with the world’s best

Jong, Ouboet, I’m telling you South Africa’s commercial cattle farmers really are world-class.
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Would you pay extra for certified breed-specific beef?
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