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A case of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has been confirmed in a herd of cattle on a farm in the Molemole...
Government and farmers are rallying to save the rabbit farming industry after one of its biggest role players, Coniglio Rabbit...
Wellington Country Women’s Agricultural Association (CWAA) has so far received thousands of care boxes for farmers’ wives in the drought-stricken...

Consumers must prepare for higher red meat prices

The decision by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development and members of the livestock industry, to place a temporary ban on all livestock auctions in Limpopo, Mpumalanga,...
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Price collusion in Zimbabwe’s hybrid seed market

A new study in Zimbabwe has found that the high concentration of seed companies in that country is promoting price collusion, which is resulting in hybrid maize seed becoming too...
Illegal vaccines compound China’s African swine fever crisis

Illegal vaccines compound China’s African swine fever crisis

China’s agricultural ministry has warned farmers against the use of illegal and experimental vaccines as the country continues to struggle to contain the African swine fever epidemic.

Preventing aflatoxin poisoning

Aflatoxins can cause severe liver damage and may result in death, says Dr Mac. As such, proper feed storage is crucial.

A word of warning for start-up producers

Prospective fish producers should consider all the hurdles that stand in the way of making a profit.

Tuli stud cattle flourish in Karoo small-stock environment

Tuli breeder Ben Raath believes his indigenous cattle hold their own against top feedlot breeds in terms of profitability on a weight per hectare basis. Sabrina Dean visited his farm...

New sweeter Dragon Fruit cultivars

Dragon fruit’s peculiar appearance and exotic name are enough to make anyone take a second look. But beyond novelty appeal, the fruit holds considerable promise for South African producers. Lindi...

Pest management in peppers

Sweet peppers need adequate levels of potassium and nitrogen. Before planting, you should therefore have a soil analysis done and apply potassium accordingly.

Boost your farm’s sustainability with the right crop rotation

Including more than three crops in a cash crop system may not only help increase yield, but significantly enhance the long-term sustainability of a farm. Dr Johann Strauss of the...

Standard Bank invests in affordable agritech solutions

The digitisation of agriculture is transforming farming, and these solutions are fast becoming integral in farming practices.

Total’s proven quality products

Total South Africa provides clean, high-performing petroleum and diesel, liquid petroleum gas, greases and lubricants for any application.
The Kalahari Red breed has a fine head, lob ears, round horns that are bent backwards, and tender meat.
In most developing countries, salmonella is a major cause of illness and death in children under the age of five,...
Diseases can result in huge financial losses for a livestock farmer. Any potential problems should therefore be treated as soon...
Rabbits are inexpensive to keep and produce high- quality protein. They can also be housed in a small space, making...

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Fungal diseases of lettuce

Fungal diseases of lettuce

The following fungal diseases are fairly common in lettuce.
What is lumpy-skin disease

What is lumpy-skin disease?

Lumpy-skin disease (LSD) is a viral disease of cattle typically characterised by nodules or lumps on the skin.
Dealing with diseases in goats

Dealing with diseases in goats

As livestock farming becomes more intensive, greater health problems will inevitably occur, increasing animal health costs on farms, warns Johan Steyn from Boer Goats SA.

To feed the world, we have to protect the pollinators

Pollinators are responsible for the production of many crops grown for human consumption, but their numbers are declining. To ensure food security, world leaders and agriculture authorities must act now...
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.
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How a Klein Karoo wine and fruit farm became a tourist mecca

Instead of competing with the giant wine brands, Jacques and Saretha Conradie take advantage of the location of Vogelsang farm to put their wines and estate on the map.

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