The South African sugar industry is facing a crisis, and the South African Cane Growers’ Association warns that this R14 billion/ year...
The Barui-Driehoek Co-op was the ARC’s 2017 National Small-Scale Commercial Livestock Producer of the Year. Annelie Coleman visited the owners,...
“Strategically located land will be released to address human settlement needs in urban and peri-urban areas,” South African President Cyril...
The director general of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), Mike Mlengana, has conceded that the department has spent more than R27,3 million on legal services which the...
Solidaridad Network Trust, an international organisation working towards achieving sustainable regional production of agricultural commodities, has announced that it would be expanding its programme for smallholder sugar cane producers to...
China will be forced to increase pork imports as production in that country falls due to the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak.
Due to its insistence on uncompromising quality, Frontier Bonsmaras in the Eastern Cape has sold every one of the bulls on offer at its annual sale over the past 12...
A unique microclimate in the southern Eastern Cape has given rise to a niche cropping industry that requires intensive precision production over a five- to seven-year cycle. Sabrina Dean paid...
At Corteva Agriscience, the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™, female employees enjoy precisely the same job opportunities as men.
Improvements have resulted in far more powerful four-cylinder tractor engines. But Case IH has bucked the trend, adding a six-cylinder engine to its Maxxum range.
Selling hides can add to your overall profit margin, so it pays to protect them.
Animal health is a cornerstone of successful farming, and at some point all livestock farmers need to inject their animals....
Breeding is not always the best way to make money in livestock farming. You might profit more by buying young...
Rest and nutrition are both key to ensuring conception, good health and maximum profit.
Recording the reproduction of your ewe flocks during each breeding season will help you identify potential fertility problems.
Many people think that growing new plants or trees from cuttings should be left to qualified horticulturists. In fact, this technique is relatively simple, says Shane Brody.
The objectives outlined in your business plan must be realistic and achievable, with the strengths and weaknesses properly identified and analysed.
Dr René Uys, director of Thinking Fusion AFRICA, argues that young South African farmers need to have the emotional fortitude to face up to the often harsh realities of agriculture...
Demonstration: Artificial insemination (AI) of a cow
Potato farming: Award-winning farmer, Zama Buthelezi, shows us how
Message to young women in agriculture: "be innovative"
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?