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Leslie Ter Morshuizen explains the potential for aquaculture in South Africa.
There is a lot to consider when embarking on any farming operation, and the same is true for starting a...

Zimbabwe’s Nkone cattle breed recovers from near extinction

Zimbabwe’s quintessential Nkone cattle breed is back from the brink of extinction, says Annelie Coleman. She spoke to George Hulme, a Nkone farmer and breeding society vice-chairperson, who jointly runs...

Are nosebands really necessary?

Recent research has found evidence of bone and tissue damage in parade horses wearing nosebands, says Dr Mac.

Broodmares and foals on the veld need enough clean water

Horses are herbivores and can survive on natural grazing, but what about the water?

Saving the vultures

A much-needed addition to the Southern Drakensberg, the Mzimkulu Vulture Hide, created to support vulture conservation through a Vulture Safe Feeding Zone, is a hub of activity and a bird-lover’s...

Success story of a Brangus stud on an Eastern Cape dairy farm

In 2001, Steve Kretzmann, introduced a beef component to his dairy farm, Edendale, in the Eastern Cape. Mike Burgess visited him recently to better understand the impact that the Panorama...

Sidebone in horses: is it unsoundness?

Sidebone is the ossification of the collateral cartilages. It is found mainly in the hooves of heavy Warmbloods, writes Dr Mac.

Starting a no-frills vegetable project on a small farm

The concept of no-till is growing in leaps and bounds and is a major way of farming in countries like Brazil. South Africans should also adopt this successful method, advises...

Maize remains South Africa’s greatest grain

Zunel van Eeden looks at maize production, and the pests and diseases that farmers should be on the lookout for to maintain their good yields and profitability.

Increase citrus yield, packouts and quality with shade nets

In a consumer-driven market that is picky about the appearance of fruit, producing brightly coloured produce with zero blemishes is vital to catch the eye of shoppers. Erecting nets over...

Understanding carrot fertilisation

Whether to apply fertiliser or not depends on which crops were grown in the land previously, among various factors, writes Bill Kerr.

Leveraging science to enhance soil carbon production

In the realm of modern agriculture, farmers are constantly seeking methods to bolster soil health and amplify crop productivity. Soil carbon levels play a crucial role in nurturing microbial life,...

Nitrogen applications until the cabbages are harvested

LAN is the preferred fertiliser for post-plant fertilisation of the cabbage crop. It contains nitrate that is available to the crop but unfortunately also easily leached from the soil, writes...
Having a well-trained dog in South Africa is becoming more and more important for a variety of reasons. Jarred Hodgson...
In 2009, the Gagela family expanded their livestock initiative from the communal areas of the Eastern Cape to include a...
For Cynthia Sekgobela, retirement in 2016 brought a bold new beginning. After 21 years as an accountant and tax consultant,...
When it comes to protecting your irrigation system, few things are more important than effective filtration. The correct choice of...

Nampo: Networking, innovation, and growth!

It’s that time of the year again: Nampo Harvest Day is upon us! For those readers who are unfamiliar with the event, Nampo is the biggest agricultural show in the...
Farm shop design

Farm shop with food and entertainment

Jonno designs a farm shop that includes a shisa nyama/braai area; an entertainment hall/restaurant, a car wash and filling station.

A unique opportunity to go back in time

Brian Berkman visits Earthbox at Lourensford Wine Estate and ventures 5m down into the earth.

Spanish tortilla with chorizo, potato and Sweet Palermo

Here, we have a Spanish Sweet Palermo tortilla for you. Although it might seem easy, cooking a good tortilla actually takes a bit of experience. But don’t let that stop...

Espresso chocolate brownies

These delicious brownies can be enjoyed on their own, or with cream and ice cream. Make sure you make a double batch; your guests will be coming back for seconds,...

Easy vanilla panna cotta with white chocolate

While this panna cotta may look daunting, it is actually a very easy recipe that will impress friends and family, says Lorraine Steyl.

Lamb shank parcels

These lamb shank parcels are perfect for a Christmas dinner. They are not only delicious but they look the part too, says Lorraine Steyl.

Butter chicken with peaches

The star of this dish is the creamy and spicy sauce, says Lorraine Steyl.