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Good summer rain boosts tractor sales

Good summer rain boosts tractor sales

The prospect of a promising summer rainfall season has resulted in a 24,9% year-on-year increase in tractor sales for November.
Zama Buthelezi

Female farmer makes top three in SAB KickStart Boost

Zama Buthelezi may only have started farming late in life, but she’s one of the top three in this year’s SAB KickStart Boost programme, and says there’s no doubt that...
Project Rhino K9 Unit urgently seeks funding

Project Rhino K9 Unit urgently seeks funding

A new K9 unit, established by Project Rhino to tackle wildlife crime in KwaZulu-Natal, needs approximately R1,2 million in funds to continue operating over the course of 2018.

Senwes’ interim gross profit increases 60%

Senwes announced a profit after tax of R144,9 million in its interim financial statements for the period May to October 2017. This was an increase of 60,7% compared with the...
How global trends will affect local agriculture

How global trends will affect local agriculture

Speaking at the recent Agbiz media day held in Pretoria, Agbiz CEO John Purchase, said the local agricultural sector was operating in a challenging and complex global economy.
Egg price expected to rise 20% due to tight supplies

Egg price expected to rise 20% due to tight supplies

South African consumers should brace themselves for a steep hike in the price of eggs, according to Paul Makube, senior agricultural economist at FNB Business.
Explore Conservation Champion wine farms with new app

Explore Conservation Champion wine farms with new app

The World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) has introduced a free mobile app that helps users to explore Conservation Champion wine farms.
Response team investigates source of listeriosis deaths

Response team investigates source of listeriosis deaths

Thirty-six people have died out of more than 500 confirmed cases of listeriosis, a food-borne bacterial disease, in South Africa this year.
econd consecutive quarter of agricultural growth for SA

Second consecutive quarter of agricultural growth for SA

The expansion in South Africa’s agricultural sector during the third quarter of 2017, the second consecutive quarter of growth, contributed significantly to the 2% growth which the country’s economy showed...
World Soil Day

#WorldSoilDay: Soil conservation is everyone’s responsibility

It is the daily responsibility of every South African farmer and resident to conserve the country’s precious soil resources.
Stiletto Snake (Atractaspis bibronii)

Farmers urged to be on the lookout during snakebite season

The 2017/18 snakebite season was not yet in full swing yet a number of serious snakebites had already occurred.
Western Cape drought: province entering unchartered water

Western Cape drought: province entering unchartered water

The drought in the Western Cape was becoming a colossal challenge as the province headed into uncharted waters. This was according to the WWF’s Fresh Water senior manager, Christine Colvin.

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Follow-up rain urgently needed in western summer grain areas

Follow-up rain urgently needed in western summer grain areas

Grain producers in the western parts of SA’s summer grain production region were in urgent need of rain to start planting for the 2017/2018 production season, according to a Grain...

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