Growth within the game industry is being hampered by a weaker US dollar and an undeveloped meat market.
Mohair prices improved at the third sale of the summer season, despite fears that the larger than normal offering of 188 150kg would dampen competition.
The leadership of TAU SA recently approached the minister of the department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, (DAFF) Tina Joemat-Petterson to discuss the development of an agricultural training centre outside of Cullinan.
Agri Wes Cape is concerned that a statement released by the Department of Labour (DoL) about recent inspections conducted on farms in the Paarl area might be a deliberate attempt to create a false impression about the state of working and living conditions on farms in the province.
Current agricultural and land reform policies are not workable and fair, and sometimes don’t make any sense.
The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) said it is engaging with different national governments to find solutions to rhino poaching, which has already seen 150 rhinos killed illegally since the beginning of the year.
Sporadic rain over the summer rainfall region of South Africa resulted in pockets of drought in virtually every district in the area.
The decline in rhino numbers is a direct result of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species’ (Cites) ban on rhino horn trade, according to Dr Herman Els, manager of Hunting and Conservation at the SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SAHGCA).
An Avian Wind Farm Sensitivity Map has been welcomed by South Africa’s Wind Energy Association.
Trade union, Solidarity, has puts its support behind efforts to have farm attacks and farm murders declared a priuorty crime.
The South African forestry sector wants labour productivity to be commensurate with new minimum wages.
The Grain Handling Organisation of Southern Africa’s (GOSA) members handled 10,4 million tons of maize in 2011, of which 1,8 million tons were exported to Mexico, Italy, Korea, Venezuela, Kuwait, Iran, Japan, Madagascar and Taiwan.