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‘Conservation efforts of private rhino owners ignored’

‘Conservation efforts of private rhino owners ignored’

Private rhino owners have expressed disappointment that their conservation efforts receive little recognition or support, despite the fact that more than half of South Africa’s white rhinos and more than...
Concern as milk production in Australia reaches 22-year low

Concern as milk production in Australia reaches 22-year low

Milk production in Australia declined 5,7% to 8,8 billion litres in the 2018/2019 season, falling to below the nine-billion litre mark for the first time in over two decades.

Marginal uptick in South Africa’s agribusiness confidence

South Africa’s agribusinesses are slightly more optimistic about current business conditions in South Africa.
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‘Growing the agri value chain through partnerships’

Partnership linkages are required throughout the agricultural value chain to ensure that the sector contributes to the growth of the economy.
‘No clarity on gun licences for the foreseeable future’

‘No clarity on gun licences for the foreseeable future’

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Police has referred the draft notice declaring an amnesty on firearms back to Police Minister Bheki Cele for reconsideration.
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Farm murders down, but stock theft on the increase – SAPS

“Although [the current] farm murder rate is among the lowest recorded in the past few years, the reality remains that 47 murders are still 47 too many,” according to Tommie...
Pork shortages set to place a damper on Chinese festivities

Pork shortages set to place a damper on Chinese festivities

Shortages and soaring prices of pork in China, due to the widespread African swine fever outbreaks, have resulted in traders struggling to secure sufficient pork supplies for the upcoming holiday...
Combine harvester sales run out of steam in August

Combine harvester sales run out of steam in August

No combine harvesters were sold in South Africa during August, compared with the nine sold in August 2018, according to the latest statistics from the South African Agricultural Machinery Association...
Romanian live sheep exports continuing despite EU warnings

Romanian live sheep exports continuing despite EU warnings

Despite warnings from the EU, Romania is continuing with the controversial exportation of an estimated 70 000 live sheep to the Persian Gulf region this year.
Violence takes a toll on farmers – agri associations

Violence takes a toll on farmers – agri associations

Agri SA and the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA) have called on government to step up action against escalating violence currently evident across South Africa.
Assistance for landowners to eradicate invasive alien plants

Assistance for landowners to eradicate invasive alien plants

Clearing invasive species from a hectare of land could easily cost a landowner between R12 000 and 15 000, according to Cobus Meiring of the secretariat of the Southern Cape...
Agriculture performs poorly despite 3,1% GDP growth

Agriculture performs poorly despite 3,1% GDP growth

Statistics South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) data for the second quarter of the year showed a growth of 3,1%, driven by mining, finance, trade and government services.

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Extreme drought conditions have reportedly claimed the lives of more than 60 000 head of livestock in Namibia so far this year. This is according to Namibian media reports citing...

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