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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.

Plough for more

We need to connect the land debate in South Africa, specifically in terms of land expropriation without compensation, to how land has been governed and is governed elsewhere in Africa.
Good demand and increased domestic consumption in China, coupled with a weaker South African currency, drove mohair prices upwards consistently during the financial year ended May this year.
While reportedly heartened by President Jacob Zuma’s and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s recent stated support for renewable energy expansion, the South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC) has accused national power...
Both Agri SA and TAU SA have welcomed the N3 Toll Concession’s (N3TC) efforts to prevent fires during the current fire season.
A new record for the sale of a game species was set at the Piet du Toit Game Breeders Auction on 13 April, where Jaco Troskie bid R20 million for...
While most summer rainfall regions have entered the winter season in a better state than last year, winter rainfall regions are reportedly very dry and there is considerable uncertainty over...
The milling operation started out of necessity. Today a successful business, here are lessons from an expert on maize meal and animal feed milling.
Communal farmers can benefit from using more advanced farming practices, such as artificial insemination (AI), to improve herd genetics. Basimane Makgetla spoke to Gerhard Uys about how AI has worked...
‘Don’t romanticise small-scale farming’ was the message at the recent Potatoes South Africa symposium held to discuss speeding up black economic empowerment through partnerships.
The planned ethanol-from-sugar-beet project in Cradock looks like it's going ahead. But the farming community has been left divided, with some excited by the prospect of new markets, while others...
Your Future Dairy Training offers aspiring farmers hands-on and practical training.
Springfield Farm has invested in learnerships for its workers, has an open-door policy for agriculture students, and offers mentorships to emerging farmers.
Veganism is a growing global trend, and many of us will serve dinner or lunch to a vegan guest at some stage. Here is a recipe for mouth-watering, Israeli-inspired chickpea...
It is possible to design an eco-friendly cottage. Jonno shows us how.

Hummus

Agriculture, that most noble of the sciences, came to life in the Middle East. One of the first crops was chickpeas, which means that hummus has a long history. Here...
These easy pepperminty vanilla panna cottas are a perfect dessert for your next gathering or holiday party. Your guests will love them.

Fish, chips and sauce

Mark Bittman, food writer for the New York Times suggests that cooking in beer is almost as good an experience as drinking the stuff. He says beer is a complex...
Dear Jonno We would appreciate it if you would consider posting a suggested design for us in your next article. We would like to build a small home in Hillcrest in...
It was in 2006, the driest year Australian sheep farmers have ever experienced, that the SA Dohne Merino came into its own, delivering excellent lamb crops and wool clips. Former...
Diligent grazing management is paying off for Jannie Struis. He has been farming for only four years, but working closely with his mentor, Johan van der Walt, has enabled him...

The Ultimate Pigeon Race

A whopping combined cash prize pay-out of R3 375 000 will be up for grabs in Dinokeng Lofts’ Ultimate Pigeon Race. Thomas Smit provides all the details.

How to treat splints

Characterised by a hard, bony swelling, splints are a common cause of lameness in young horses, says Dr Mac.

Making waves

The pigeon families of third generation champion fancier Charles Carlson breed highly competitive ‘racing machines’, writes Thomas Smit.

Cushing’s syndrome

Management of Cushing’s syndrome is essential, as horses suffering from this disease are very susceptible to large worm burdens, infections, weight loss and laminitis, warns Kim Dyson.
Including more than three crops in a cash crop system may not only help increase yield, but significantly enhance the long-term sustainability of a farm. Dr Johann Strauss of the...

Success at Last?

Many role players have for years lamented the lack of commitment by municipalities when it comes to their fresh produce markets.

Packaging: get it right!

Finding ways to minimise the high cost of packaging is an ongoing challenge.

Nepotism at the market

The casual visitor won’t be aware of it, but for someone like me who is closely associated with markets it is amazing to see the number of people working as...
Golden kiwifruit is in high demand in Europe and Asia. New Zealand is currently the largest producer and exporter of the fruit in the southern hemisphere, but South Africa is...

The cavity seedling option

An alternative to the traditional seedbed method for transplants is to use seedling trays. One advantage of this is that you can place the trays in a warmer environment if...

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