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Red meat producers are blaming supermarkets for not passing low prices on to consumers.
Indonesia recently issued a moratorium on the conversion of peatland in order to curb carbon emissions from drained or burnt wetlands, according to a statement issued by Nirarta Samadhi, director...
The latest commodities outlook released by Agbiz indicated that South Africa’s soya bean harvest will be lower this season.
Components for the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm in the Eastern Cape, which recently arrived at the Port of Ngqura outside Port Elizabeth, will be transported to the construction site from...
Farmers had little time to celebrate the National Energy Regulator (Nersa’s) decision to reject Eskom’s tariff increase application after the Department of Energy (DoE) announced today (30 June 2015) that...
Dr Abel Botha, one of South Africa’s foremost agricultural scientists specialising in fertiliser research died on August 29 in Johannesburg from cancer. He was 81 years old.
Ivy Mzamo has come a long way on the Luthando citrus farm near Kirkwood in the Eastern Cape. Beginning as a packer, she progressed to general manager and today is...
The Toyota New Harvest of the Year finalist for 2015, Koena Jack Moradu, has a simple yet sensible vision: to leave a legacy that will allow his children and his...
The natural beauty isn't the only reason why many agri-investors are eyeing Georgia. During a whirlwind tour as guest of the State Ministry on Diaspora Issues, Farmer's Weekly editor Alita...
Producing above the norm is attainable with well-managed hens, says poultry and mixed farming producer Erik Naudé.
Farmer Tom Turner runs an unsual mixed farming operation with his father Frank Turner near Wellington in the Western Cape. By working with and for the sake of nature, Bontebok...
Increasing the productivity of traditional chickens is an easy way of providing food and income for rural families. Dr Ed Wethli spoke to Robyn Joubert about the success of the...
There comes a time in the affairs of seasoned braaivleis mechanics when the palate cries out for something more adventurous than stywe pap or baked potatoes to accompany the steak,...

Modern Tuscan-style home

Verona and James recently sold their farm to move into a new modern styled house.
Find what is a 'Peter Pan'-type house.

Chocolate surprise

Surprise your loved one with a homemade chocolate heart-shaped gift filled with dipped chocolate strawberries.
Dear Jonno I kindly need an architectural drawing of the plan of the house shown in your article of 25 July 2014. I also need a floor plan plus elevations...
I recently received a call from Grant, who requested my help with renovations to an old farmhouse on his recently purchased game farm in the Camperdown area of KwaZulu-Natal.

Dealing with laminitis

A crippling lameness, this condition can strike suddenly, and may prove deadly, warns Dr Mac.
Although still controversial, cloning geldings to make breeding stallions with the same DNA has become big business, says Dr Mac.

SAPIR 2013 results

Hot weather and a headwind made for tough flying conditions at this year’s SA Professional Invitational Pigeon Race, says Thomas Smit.
Roelof Bezuidenhout speaks to Gareth Whittington-Jones of the Wildlife and Reserve Management Research Group at Rhodes University about his research on the aardvark in three nature reserves in the Eastern...
When stocking game in the Little Karoo, farmers must be aware of the fragility of this veld. Careful monitoring of veld, starting with the right species, as well as the...

To add local capacity

A worrying trend is taking hold in South Africa – the importation of processed agricultural products.

Doing their job?

Some market agents believe BEE agencies operating on markets are solely responsible for assisting and promoting small-scale farmers.
Zimbabwean expatriate Paul Hanly has persevered since he began promoting local katambora rhodes grass seed production for export to the Middle Eastern dairy industry. Issue Date: 16 February 2007
Local farmers would do well to emulate the UK's approach of double-cropping, ecologist Ben Breedlove tells Roelof Bezuidenhout. So, instead of just harvesting a planted crop, why not also slash...
Regular readers of this column will know that I am strongly opposed to political interference in markets.
Depending on which side of the fence you are on, 13 August proved to be a watershed day in the fresh-produce market sector.
I have always considered the apple industry to be at the forefront of innovation.

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