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‘Global pig industry to remain unpredictable in 2019’

‘Global pig industry to remain unpredictable in 2019’

Pig producers globally experienced a difficult year in 2018, and 2019 is expected to be just as unpredictable, according to Gianluca Avino, commercial director of Genus International in Italy.
Farming machinery sales stall in January

Farming machinery sales stall in January

Widespread drought conditions across South Africa’s summer grain production regions have been cited as the primary cause of the significant drop in tractor and combine harvester sales in January.
Weeds: the biggest threat to SA’s crop production

Weeds: the biggest threat to SA’s crop production

The impact of weeds on crop production is often underestimated, despite the fact that it is the world’s biggest threat to crop production.
Celebrating 2019 World Pulses Day

Celebrating 2019 World Pulses Day

World Pulses Day, a global event aimed at raising awareness about the multiple benefits of pulses, is being celebrated today. READ Data sharing in the fresh...
State of the Nation address elicits optimism from agri leaders

State of the Nation address elicits optimism from agri leaders

“Strategically located land will be released to address human settlement needs in urban and peri-urban areas,” South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said during his State of the Nation Address (SONA)...
Free State declared a drought disaster area

Free State declared a drought disaster area

Free State Agriculture (FSA) has welcomed the news that the province has been declared a drought disaster area.
Prof Marcos Fava Neves

‘Farmers must work together to remain profitable’

Farmers can no longer rely on the expected increase in demand for food globally to ensure future profitability. Producer prices would remain flat for some time, and to stay in...
Rural human settlements could threaten farmland – report

Rural human settlements could threaten farmland – report

Expansion of human settlement in rural areas could threaten agricultural potential, according to a recent report released by Wandile Sihlobo, head of economic and agribusiness intelligence at Agbiz.
Fall armyworm

‘Fall armyworm has Australia and Asia in its sights’

Researchers have warned that crops such as maize, rice, sugar cane, sorghum, beet, tomato, potato, cotton and pasture grasses worldwide are at serious risk from fall armyworm (FAW) infestation if...
Land reform tops agri industry’s expectations for SONA 2019

Land reform tops agri industry’s expectations for SONA 2019

Organised agricultural bodies are expecting President Cyril Ramaphosa to address the various aspects of land reform in his 2019 State of the Nation Address...
International consortium makes R4,8 billion bid for Clover

New international consortium makes R4,8 billion bid for Clover

A newly formed company, Milco SA, has announced that it would make an offer to acquire the entire issued share capital of Clover Industries...
Farm resident better trained to defend themselves – Afriforum

Farm residents better trained to defend themselves – Afriforum

The decline in farm murders during 2018 could largely be attributed to residents on farms being better trained to defend themselves.

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Krone Big X 1180 forage harvester.

Meet the world’s most powerful forage harvester

The official launch of the latest Krone Big X forage harvester took place in Germany in September 2018. Joe Spencer reports on this advanced machine.

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