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Spanjaard Copper Compound shields nuts and bolts in extreme heat.
This local innovation turns nuisance kitchen waste into a valuable agricultural input.
This takes mere seconds to operate, yet it can prevent vehicle theft and help keep you safe.
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There appears to be no immediate solution in sight for the ongoing problem of illegal hunting with dogs in KwaZulu-Natal.
Farm violence and murders were not aimed at white farmers only, according to Dr Jane Buys, Free State Agriculture (FSA) safety analyst. FSA and AfriForum surveys showed that farm workers...
The farm worker strike in the Western Cape is over, but no agreements have been reached regarding a minimum wage.
South Africa’s agriculture sector needs innovative, well-supported and well-coordinated research.
The new Agri-Sector Unity Forum will deal with, among other things, land reform problems, water issues and the training of smallholder farmers.
A freak accident in Mpumalanga involving a train and truck has left 19 people dead and several others injured.
Mike Cordes reviews the role of packaging in the fresh produce sector, and more specifically, its importance at consumer level.
After producing vegetable seedlings for almost 40 years, Dux Meintjes knows how to adapt to market demands. These days, that may mean less reliance on commercial farmers and more attention...
Stephan Fourie of Potato Pride near Frankfort in the Free State sees his workforce and surrounding community as a responsibility not to be taken lightly. He explains his approach to...
Economic - The immediate inference one might make regarding economic reasons for a retrenchment is that the business is suffering losses and needs to cut costs by reducing the number...
A composting company has embraced social media to differentiate its brand in a competitive market. Robyn Joubert reports.
Ten years ago Hendrik du Plessis from Die Houtwerf in Brits, North West, started a timber sawing and curing business for marketing to the furniture industry. It has grown to...

A cottage in Mpumalanga

Sue and Collin recently sold off a portion of their farm and want to build a two-bedroom cottage.

Cowboy pork and beans

Cold weather demands easy-eating, easy-cooking hot food in large quantities. Try this variation on a Western cowboy theme. Take along a wide-mouthed thermos of this meal next time you’re home...

Six-bedroom elegance

Dear Jonno I am a regular reader of Farmer’s Weekly and have been impressed with your designs. I’m working abroad but am considering retiring back home in Zimbabwe. I want to...
Do tiger prawns taste different from non-tiger prawns? Not in my opinion. But they certainly look better on the plate with their stripes only marginally dimmed by cooking. So here...

Mango pudding

You might like something a little less sweet for Christmas pudding. For that, try this mango pudding recipe.
Pasta is a gift to the beginner cook. Here’s the faintly exotic input of Italian cuisine, married to the familiar and highly-desired flavours of eggs, bacon and leeks.
Chianina cattle are in a class of their own with high value for beef farmers. Chris Nel went to Italy with breeder Christiaan de Jager to learn more about these...

Help! My horse is choking

Choke in horses is caused by an obstruction of the oesophagus, not the windpipe, and urgent veterinary attention is imperative, says Dr Mac.
Felicity Vonmoos is meeting consumers’ demands for humane egg production.
Passionate about the Nguni, Hannes Eksteen runs three stud herds and maintains four Nguni ecotypes. He calves seasonally to coincide with fodder flow and keep stress factors down. Jay Ferreira...
The end of may and first week of June marked the ­beginning of the 2007 racing pigeon season. Issue date 15 June 2007

Lessons from a champion

With champion racer Koert Grobler having retired from the sport – for now – it’s an apt time to review his achievements and see what advice he has for us,...
Professional farmers have ACCURATE data on what it costs them to market their fresh fruit and vegetables, locally and overseas.
A KZN husband and wife team are growing and distributing the highly nutritious Moringa tree amongst the poorest of the poor.

Mulch ado about no-till

No-till farmers have always known that leaving a layer of crop residue on the soil surface increases the humus content.
Wine grape prices have remained unchanged for the past decade, and producers in the Olifants River Valley have started to investigate alternative avenues for generating income. Local farmer, Willem van...
Extensive diversification, including vegetable production, livestock sales and a farm stall, has helped Philippi farmer, Leon Rix, to significantly reduce his business risk. He spoke to Glenneis Kriel about the...
Management of the potato crop after planting depends on various factors. One is weed control. The procedure you use will depend on what sort of weeds you can expect in...

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