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New traceability technology can give consumers peace of mind

New traceability technology can give consumers peace of mind

While the traceability of retail items in the consumer goods industry has been in place for some time, the industry is now moving to serialised and unique identification at item...

Farmers urged to vaccinate livestock proactively

Livestock owners are being urged to vaccinate livestock proactively against vector-borne diseases such as Rift Valley fever (RVF), rather than reacting after an outbreak.
Over 200 stolen animals recovered in cross-border operation

Over 200 stolen animals recovered in cross-border operation

A recent three-day operation between the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Lesotho government saw more than 230 head of stolen livestock recovered in an area stretching from Bergville...

NWGA pleads for continued state support in communal ram project

Time was running out to secure quality wool rams for distribution next year in a development programme targeting wool growers in communal areas.
Female farmers

Women in agri can create jobs, ensure food security

The participation of women in the agricultural sector should be promoted, in order to create much-needed employment opportunities and ensure food security.
Lion bone export quota ‘unlawful’ – High Court

Lion bone export quota ‘unlawful’ – High Court

The South African government will in future be legally obliged to consider animal welfare in all its wildlife conservation decisions, according to a judgment handed down by the Gauteng High...
World-class training for SA small-scale poultry farmers

World-class training for SA small-scale poultry farmers

Hundreds of small-scale broiler and layer hen farmers across South Africa are benefitting from training provided through collaboration between international and national organisations and experts.

Plant-based movement opportunity for fresh produce industry

One of the most exciting developments in the food technology sector is how the plant-based food movement is changing the way in which traditional agricultural businesses operate.
Future Farmers Foundation Free State

Future Farmers expands development initiative into Free State

Young people looking for a foot in the door in the agriculture sector and farmers looking for a way to provide such opportunities could now come together at a new...

Slight increase in agri employment during second quarter

The agriculture sector is one of two sectors that contributed to an increase in employment in South Africa, with 5 000 people employed in the second quarter of 2019, according...
grain

Latest crop estimates: summer grain up, soya bean down

The Crop Estimates Committee’s (CEC) sixth report for South Africa’s 2018/2019 summer season grain and oilseed production is a mixed bag, with maize and sunflower seed figures rising, and those...

Land panel report ‘takes discussion forward’

The final report by the Expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture, which was recently published for public comment and was intended to guide the future dialogue around land...

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