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Case IH exhibits its best

Kyalami was recently the venue for a grand Case IH birthday event, with the launch of several new tractors and a combine harvester, as well as an imposing product line-up.
Hearty chicken casserole with dates & olives

Hearty chicken casserole with dates & olives

New ideas for chicken are always welcome, and this one’s a real winner, especially when accompanied by buttery, garlic-enhanced mashed potato. Here’s a delicious winter warmer that’s guaranteed to earn...
Aquaponics: ‘economy of scale is the key’

Aquaponics: ‘economy of scale is the key’

Aquaponics, which combines aquaculture and hydroponics, is increasingly becoming popular in many countries due to its ability to boost farm output and reduce waste. Glenneis Kriel spoke to Ruann Coleman...
Success with sweet piquanté peppers

Success with sweet piquanté peppers

Sweet piquanté peppers, popularly known as peppadews, require all the attention a farmer can spare to produce good results. Limpopo farmer, Jaco Kriel, spoke to Gerhard Uys about producing this...
Spacing, competition & yield

Spacing, competition & yield

We sometimes tend to make assumptions about how a crop will react without considering the survival mechanisms inherited from its wild ancestors.
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Vermeer comes to Africa

This US company introduced a wide range of its products at this year's Nampo Expo in Bothaville in the Free State.
Creating the ultimate meatloaf dish

Creating the ultimate meatloaf dish

While chilli con carne remains this kitchen mechanic’s favourite US approach to minced meat, meatloaf comes a very close second. Here’s a simplified, classic, carnivorous recipe for beginners.
Following the spoor: What to look for

Following the spoor: What to look for

You hear the shot of the rifle and feel the recoil, but the animal runs. What should you do now? To learn about tracking, Gerhard Uys spoke to Willem van...
4 useful phone apps and technoogy for herd management

4 useful phone apps and technology for herd management

The latest herd management apps and associated technology can make a livestock farmer’s life considerably easier. Amongst other features, these digital marvels monitor cow health, reduce paperwork, provide accurate record-keeping,...
Understanding the role of the boar in breeding

Understanding the role of the boar in breeding

Novice pig farmers should start with highly marketable and popular breeds such as the Landrace or Large White, says Shane Brody.
What you need to know about trust laws

What you need to know about trust laws

Keeping up to date with legislation on trusts, capital gains tax and wills is important to avoid legal tangles. Elbe Thatcher, fiduciary specialist at Old Mutual Wealth, tells Gerhard Uys...
Farmers give Kubota high praise

Farmers give Kubota high praise

Three commercial farmers tell Joe Spencer why Kubota products check all the right boxes.
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