You won’t find many South Africans stocking their fridges with rabbit meat just yet, but more and more consumers are...
Louis and Nadine Kuys produce a range of colourful leaf vegetables in an urban aquaponics system in Vredenburg on the...
When Deputy-President Cyril Ramaphosa talks about his Ankole cattle, a childlike joy and passion are evident. This was according to...
Grain producers in the western parts of SA’s summer grain production region were in urgent need of rain to start planting for the 2017/2018 production season, according to a Grain...
While many African agribusinesses are keen to expand their operations into other countries on the continent, they reportedly remain wary of doing so.
European Union farmers have expressed disappointment at a recent final decision by the European Commission to allow the use of glyphosate-based herbicides there for only a further five years.
Because of their scale, these systems have very limited yields. Choosing a complex, small system will not increase yield; it will only increase cost!
Johan Esterhuyse, who produces a range of stone fruit varieties has introduced mechanisation on his farm to ensure profitability and long-term sustainability. He spoke to Glenneis Kriel about the positive...
If South Africa’s beef industry wants to become a serious competitor on the world stage, it must replace exports of ‘cheap meat’ with higher-value cuts, says livestock genetics consultant, Dr...
Heifers form the future of any beef cattle breeding concern, and should therefore be selected with care, says animal scientist,...
When performing a visual evaluation of the animal, note the following features in particular: frame size, muscle and body structure,...
South Africa’s sheep and wool industry needs experts to maintain the current high standard of sheep classing.
The meat of younger slaughter animals usually sells for a higher price on the market, but carcass shape and fat...
Special focus on farming business plan
The objectives outlined in your business plan must be realistic and achievable, with the strengths and weaknesses properly identified and analysed.
A business plan will help you access funding and serve as a working document to guide your managerial decisions. But, before you write up that plan, do your research properly!
You wouldn’t drive a car without a steering wheel. So why run a farm without a business plan?
In the final article of this four-part series, Julinda Schroeder examines what to take into account when planning pricing, food preparation, accommodation, and a marketing strategy. Some of these have...
Taltec systems for cattle handling ease
Livestock production series: How to dehorn cattle
KZN farmer demonstrates cattle dipping process
Drought conditions affecting SA’s bee population
iSimangaliso hippos sparring
Pinzgauer bull scoops ARC award
Making barbed wire at The Royal Show
Harvesting soya beans in KZN's Kamberg Valley
Agri minister calls on farmers to engage with government
Farm workers sing for change
The advantages of traceability systems
SA no-till legend, Ant Muirhead explains the value of soil cover
Cat and cow play
Do you have conversations with your animals?