South Africa

Livestock industry declining as chicken takes over

Theft has kept livestock numbers from climbing and the industry has been shrinking steadily over the past ten years.

No facts to back genocide link

There is currently no evidence to support TAU SA’s contention that white communities and farmers in SA are being subjected to genocide.

SA forestry plantations threatened by yet another pest

South Africa’s R40 billion a year commercial forestry value chain is likely to be hit by a recently discovered pest.

Maize stocks under pressure

Indications are that maize stocks will tighten towards the end of the season, leading to more maize imports and higher prices.

Lamps for lambs

The prevailing cold weather sees farmers resorting to inventive ways to save lambs and kids from exposure to low temperatures.

Limpopo wastes as much as a large dam’s water every year

Limpopo is losing 3,7 million kilolitres of water a month – the equivalent of a large dam (44 million kilolitres) a year – due to failing municipal infrastructure and transmission...

Carolina’s polluted water may cause livestock abortions

Pollution from the Boesmanspruit Dam near Carolina, Mpumalanga is affecting farm livestock in the area.

Farmers’ actions avert UK milk price reduction

A massive campaign has forced British milk processors to abandon this month’s planned farm-gate price cut that would have forced cash-strapped UK farmers further into debt.

Cosatu attack: Union said to lack understanding of maize prices

The Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) said a recent statement by Cosatu lacked understanding of how global and local maize markets work.

New KZN land commissioner irks provincial farmers’ union

The KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union is frustrated that the province’s newest Land Claims Commissioner has cancelled an important meeting to discuss land conflicts in KZN.

Responsible veld management needed to protect grass owls

Farmers and other landowners have been asked to practice responsible veld management and burning in order to minimise losses to the national population of African Grass Owls (Tyto capensis).

SA forestry plantations under threat from yet another pest

Forestry scientists have discovered what they believe to be yet another forestry pest that could start attacking South Africa’s commercial forestry plantations.

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