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Waste management: How Spier Estate turns trash into cash

Waste management: How Spier Estate turns trash into cash

Worldwide, waste generation is fast overtaking landfill availability. Heidi Newton-King, sustainability and human resources director at Spier Wine Estate, recently shared how the estate has succeeded in reducing its proportion...
Artificial insemination: ideal for communal farmers

Artificial insemination: ideal for communal farmers

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...
Agri SA condemns ‘false reporting’ in farmworker shooting case

Agri SA condemns ‘false reporting’ in farmworker shooting case

Tensions are reportedly running high in the Tarlton area in Gauteng, following the shooting of a farmworker on Saturday. The 43-year-old victim, whose identity has not yet been made public,...
Ramaphosa launches book on Ankole breed

Ramaphosa launches book on Ankole breed

When Deputy-President Cyril Ramaphosa talks about his Ankole cattle, a childlike joy and passion are evident. This was according to Daniel Naudé, a photographer who collaborated with Ramaphosa on his...
Swartruggens snotsiekte case postponed to February

Swartruggens snotsiekte case postponed to February

The criminal case between Piet Wolmarans, a Simmentaler stud breeder from Swartruggens in North West, and three of his neighbours over an outbreak of malignant catarrhal fever (snotsiekte) has been...
Poultry company Astral

Good financial results for Astral, despite challenging year

Despite facing major challenges for its financial year ended 30 September 2017, South African integrated poultry company, Astral, was able to increase revenue 3% to R12,4 billion and increase operating...
Angora farmers receive help from abroad

Angora farmers receive help from abroad

Francis Patthey, chairperson of Samil Natural Fibres (Pty) Ltd asked his family, which has interests in the Alpaca industry in Peru and Switzerland and agribusinesses in Peru and Chili, as...
Hot banana split with rum and vanilla

Hot banana split with rum and vanilla

Some rococo banana splits are overwhelmed by ice cream, fudge caramel and even crushed nuts. But in the spirit of good food with minimal effort, we have the Farmer’s Weekly...
SA baby vegetables’ journey to international tables

SA baby vegetables’ journey to international tables

Miniature or ‘baby’ vegetables grown on the Yukon Group’s farms around South Africa are increasingly finding their way to supermarket shelves in the UK, France, Sweden and the UAE. Sabrina...
Roast chicken portions with zesty Italian lemon sauce

Roast chicken portions with zesty Italian lemon sauce

It’s no secret: lemon and chicken in combination appear in a wide variety of international cuisines. Here’s an Italian- influenced classic to add to your repertoire of fine home cooking.
Land audit provides new figures on ownership

Land audit provides new figures on ownership

A land audit conducted by Agri SA and Agri Development Solutions has provided new figures for land ownership changes between 1994 and 2017.
The economics of producing aged, premium beef

The economics of producing aged, premium beef

Gary Jackson of Jackson’s Real Food Market, Chris Paulsen of the Bull and Bush butchery, restaurateurs Steve Maresch and Llewy Mateza of The Local Grill, and Roelie van Reenen of...

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