South Africa

Department of Water Affairs cancels Harties clean-up project

The Department of Water Affairs (DWA) is pulling the plug on its project to clean up the Hartebeespoort Dam, situated west of Pretoria.

Dutch seed technology comes to Pietermaritzburg

Dutch seed technology company Incotec recently opened a R13 million purpose-built plant in Pietermaritzburg, after having identified the KwaZulu-Natal capital as being ideally located to launch its expansion into sub-Saharan...

Four suspected stock thieves caught

Four suspected stock thieves, aged between 21 and 63 were recently arrested in the Msinsini area of KwaZulu-Natal, after the police found three allegedly stolen goats tied up at their...

Local whisky best in the world

South Africa’s first single grain whisky, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, has been announced as the World’s Best Grain Whisky at the annual Whisky Magazine’s World Whisky Awards (WWA) held in...

Farm attackers should be removed from society – Modise

Perpetrators of violence against the farming community had no place in society and should be permanently removed.

Drought pushes down meat prices

Now is the time for consumers to bargain hunt, according to Koos van der Ryst, vice-chairperson of the National Red Meat Producer’s Organisation (RPO).

Farming needs sympathetic consumers, supportive govt

Consumers need a better understanding of agriculture and the work done by farmers and workers, it was said at the launch of this year’s Bien Donné Agri Cape Week. Denene...

Grain industry seeks a way out of the storm

The grain industry has experienced a tough five months, with the national transport strike depressing tonnages milled.

Abalone farming leads aquaculture growth in SA

Abalone farming in South Africa, which first started in the 1990s, is expected to increase fivefold within the next decade.

Time to get paranoid about shearing shed hygiene

Despite its high quality, SA’s wool clip is becoming the most heavily contaminated by foreign objects in the world, according to Isak Staats, BKB’s manager of wool and mohair.

Brine discussions continue

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), importers and re-workers of poultry and local producers recently held a meeting to further discuss the practice of brining in the poultry...

Bringing the farm to the consumer

Consumers need a better understanding of agriculture for them to fully appreciate farmers.


China imports soya bean from Brazil as tensions rise with US

China imports soya bean from Brazil as tensions rise with US

The world’s top soya bean importer, China, imported just over 5,93 million tons of the commodity from Brazil in April, compared with 5,79 million tons last year, according to data...
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