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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.

Plough for more

Close to 25% of all the calories linked with growing and producing food are lost or wasted between the farm and the fork.
Producers in the Western Cape have donated approximately 120t of feed to livestock producers experiencing severe grazing shortages after the winter’s below-average rainfall.
The farming community is up in arms over the recent proposal from minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Gugile Nkwinti that farmers should give 50% of their land to...
While residents of communal land in parts of KwaZulu-Natal are reportedly reeling from the effects of what have been described as 'violent storms' on Monday, 17 March, initial reports indicated...
Components for the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm in the Eastern Cape, which recently arrived at the Port of Ngqura outside Port Elizabeth, will be transported to the construction site from...
The national March 2017 combine harvester sales of 23 units were 64,3% up on the 14 units sold year-on-year (y/y). This was a reflection of positive prospects for what was...
More than two decades into South Africa’s democracy, progress in righting the wrongs of land ownership patterns established by the Natives Land Act of 1913, has been dismally slow. Moreover,...
De Kock Boerdery’s award-winning farm worker choirs have been the saving grace for many of the singers. Choir leaders Elsie Oliphant and Willem Krotz told Denene Erasmus how singing in...
A small fruit factory on the Piket-Bo-Berg in the Swartland has secured major contracts in both the local and export markets. The secret to its success is surprisingly simple, as...
At just 24 years old, Thato Moagi is already an award-winning farmer. She spoke to Luyolo Mkentane about her mixed farming operation and plans for the future.

Bringing up broilers

Robyn Joubert visited Hanbury Chickens, a family-run broiler business in KwaZulu- Natal. Modest and efficient, the Hanburys use modern methods to get the most out of their birds - guaranteeing...

A desire to succeed

Zabion de Wee graduated from the Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute last year and is doing an internship with the National Wool Growers' Association. An ambitious young man, he has plans...

Pork casserole

This traditional recipe is a classic, just waiting for your personal enhancements.
Dear Jonno Membership of our clay pigeon shooting range has grown over the years, and we now need to cater for more than 200 participants and their families. At the moment...

Garlic mayo dressing

The standard Anglo-Saxon has great trouble with garlic. He fears social isolation as the inevitable consequence of even one tiny scrap of this marvellous bulb. If you or your friends...

Zulu resort upgrade

I got a call from Phangisile in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal, a previous client of mine, for whom I’d designed a Zulu-themed resort.
I received a call from a Farmer’s Weekly reader in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands to design an upmarket lodge developnment. After browsing through my many conceptual sketches and consulting with the...

Mango Pickle Recipe

Here’s the king, or even the queen, of mango pickle recipes. There is no better way to add a powerful new dimension to the curry of your dreams…

Why identify animals?

In the first of a series of articles, we look at the principles of animal and animal product traceability. Compiled by Chris Nel.
An intensive aquaculture system can fail for several reasons. A producer should always be prepared.
Tying up a horse incorrectly risks serious injury to the horse’s neck and back if it spooks and can’t get free. Horses need special training when it comes to tying...

Preventing colic

Colic can be caused by various things, but the good news is that by reducing risk factors you’ll dramatically reduce the chances of your horse suffering from this condition, says...
Any condition involving the eye is potentially serious and requires a vet, says Kim Dyson.
We take a look at the importance of racing performance, natural selection and human intervention in pigeon breeding.
The eastern Free State’s apple orchards are doing well with a small edge in marketing time over the more established orchards of the Western Cape. Lloyd Phillips talks to Charles...
A degree of operational loss is unavoidable when using irrigation. But water loss because of poor or non-existent maintenance of irrigation equipment, pipelines and dams, is unacceptable.
Last week's article showed the impact that leafroll virus can have on vine quality and production, and stressed the need for vigorous measures against mealybug. This week Glenneis Erasmus covers...
The huge distances between producers and markets. Perishable products. Tough competition. The lack of understanding of markets and marketing by many producers.
Market management and agents. Infrastructure. Farmers. Buyers. These are the four pillars of the fresh produce market.
A KZN husband and wife team are growing and distributing the highly nutritious Moringa tree amongst the poorest of the poor.

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