Communal farmers can benefit from using more advanced farming practices, such as artificial insemination (AI), to improve herd genetics. Basimane...
In his BCom Hons research paper, Mlungisi Mama examines why so few black youths are interested in agriculture as a...
You won’t find many South Africans stocking their fridges with rabbit meat just yet, but more and more consumers are...
Despite a stronger rand:dollar exchange rate, the South African wool market started the season on a positive note, as a result of strong demand for wool globally, with the Merino...
Rwanda has banned imports of meat, dairy products, vegetables and fruit from South Africa as a result of the recent outbreak of the foodborne disease, listeria, across the country.
The UK government is planning to introduce an agricultural policy that prioritises environmental protection and emphasises the links between food, farming and public health.
New vineyards can make or break a producer. Warren Bam, the Western Cape Agricultural Writers’ 2017 New Entrant to Commercial Farming of the Year nominee, spoke to Glenneis Kriel about...
Christmas is associated with a host of traditions, and nowhere more so than in the UK. Here, it’s not really Christmas unless you have a real fir tree at home....
Not only is indigenous iMbuzi goats’ hair used to produce cashmere at the Ivili Loboya production unit near Butterwoth, but local smallholders are also empowered.
With good preparation, this phenomenon can be prevented in communal areas, says Prof Cheryl McCrindle.
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.
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?
It’s not only farmers who have to adapt to the fundamental changes occurring in world agriculture, or go out of business. Agricultural economists also have to adapt. This is the...
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?