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Cattleman's Conference

Meeting the beef demand of a growing global market

The highly competitive nature of the global beef export market was among the key trends highlighted during the SA Feedlot Association’s Cattleman’s Conference in Bloemfontein on Thursday.
Farmer's Weekly celebrates 108 years

Serving SA farming for 108 years!

As a proud member of the South African media and agricultural landscape for the past 108 years, Farmer’s Weekly is celebrating a significant milestone today.
Drier winter awaits Swartland farmers – weather expert

Drier winter awaits Swartland farmers – weather expert

The precipitation outlook for the Swartland region does not look favourable this winter, according to Overberg Agri weather forecaster, Giel Hugo.
‘Urgent overhaul of land reform process needed’

‘Urgent overhaul of land reform process needed’

South Africa’s land reform process in its current form needs to “sink like the Titanic”, according to Nick Serfontein, member of the advisory panel created to support the Inter-Ministerial Committee...
gro-processing entrepreneurs urged to ‘do their homework’

Agro-processing entrepreneurs urged to ‘do their homework’

Aspiring agro-processing entrepreneurs have to do the necessary research before applying for financing when starting a business, to ensure that they fully understand all the requirements set by financial institutions...
Massey Ferguson tractor

Significant decline in 2019 agri machinery sales continues

South Africa’s agricultural machinery sales have continued their negative trend in comparison with the first two months of last year.
Grain SA’s farmer development programme bears fruit

Grain SA’s farmer development programme bears fruit

The number of participants in Grain SA’s Farmer Development Programme in the Eastern Cape is growing every year, with 3 581 smallholder grain producers in the province currently participating in...
Glen College of Agriculture

Prior learning recognition ‘to bring dignity and hope’

The Glen College of Agriculture near Bloemfontein has welcomed the first group of students to register for a 12-month diploma access programme at its newly launched Recognition of Prior Learning...
Reducing egg contamination in a hatchery

Reducing egg contamination in a hatchery

Egg contamination and antibiotic-free production in hatcheries were in the spotlight at the Ceva South Africa Poultry Summit held in Rustenburg on Wednesday and Thursday.
Western Cape boasts Africa’s first floating solar system

Western Cape boasts Africa’s first floating solar system

A fruit farm and wedding venue, Marlenique Estate, near Franschhoek, has introduced the first commercially operated floating solar system on the African continent.
Grain SA Congress

Grain SA initiative to help farmers get financing

Grain SA (GSA) recently announced that it will dedicate R5 million to serve as collateral to help black potential commercial farmers unlock financing.
Marginal growth for Distell despite tough challenges

Marginal growth for Distell despite tough challenges

The Distell Group has declared an interim gross cash dividend of R1,74/share for the period ending 31 December 2018, which is a 5,5% increase on the previous accounting period.

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