With competition fierce in South Africa’s vegetable production arena, finding clients and then adapting to their requirements are essential for...
Henning Vorster sold a SA Mutton Merino ram for a South African record price of R110 000 at the National...
There is no one-size-fits-all recipe for growing pumpkins. This is especially true of spacing, where many factors have to be...
There are currently 24 successful producers who can be deemed sustainable black commercial farmers in the grain and oilseeds industry in South Africa.
It appears that only a handful of farmers will be able to cash in on the new opportunities generated by Zimbabwe’s legalisation of cannabis production for medicinal and scientific purposes.
The Soil Health Institute in the US has announced the first steps towards creating standard measurements for soil health.
South Africa’s indigenous Kolbroek breed is ideal for contributing to food security in rural areas, according to Wessel Pistorius, a Kolbroek breeder near Magaliesburg. The modern animal, bred from a...
Syngenta Potato Farmer of the Year 2017, Nico Wagner of Wilnick Boerdery, employs various efficiency measures to ensure profitability, and the quality of his produce ensures a stable demand from...
Marco Torsius is one of the founding members of commercial egg supplier TopLay, and a member of the egg committee of the SA Poultry Association. Sabrina Dean visited him to...
When rounding off cattle for slaughter, you can either grow and mix feed on the farm or buy ready-mixed feed....
A number of diseases and conditions can result in cattle and other ruminants being unable to stand up.
Manure can be used to produce biogas, electricity and fertiliser. In the process, you will recycle nutrients and increase profits...
Many novice farmers make the mistake of not starting off with the best possible animals in terms of genetics and...
Special focus #Nampo2018
Policy certainty formed the root of successful land reform. This was according to Simba Makoni, who had been the minister of finance and economic development in former President Robert Mugabe...
The organisers of Nampo, one of the largest agricultural exhibitions in South Africa, say the premises near Bothaville in the Free State are already a hive of activity as exhibitors...
If this year marks your first agricultural pilgrimage to Nampo Harvest Day, read the following tips to ensure that you have an enjoyable experience.
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?