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Maize harvest progressing slowly due to late plantings

Maize harvesting in the western part of South Africa’s summer grain production region was progressing slowly, according to Grain SA economist Petru Fourie.
Game lodge

How to profit from a small hunting operation

Johann Erwee of Kuduwane Game Lodge provided Gerhard Uys with insights into what it takes to keep a small hunting operation economically sustainable, and its environment ecologically sound.
Good marketing knowledge key to fresh produce profits

Good marketing knowledge key to fresh produce profits

Fresh produce suppliers can choose from a variety of marketing channels, which each offer different challenges and rewards, when selling their produce.
The divide between knowledge and experience

The divide between knowledge and experience

Many experts have the theoretical knowledge, but fail to put themselves in the shoes of the rural, small-scale fish farmer.
SA opens market for US shell eggs

SA paves the way for US shell egg imports

South Africa has officially opened its market to imports of US shell eggs, according to a report by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Parliament to rule on amnesty for expired firearm licences

Parliament to rule on amnesty for expired firearm licences

Minister of Police Bheki Cele’s request to Parliament for a six-month amnesty period for firearm owners whose licences have expired, has been referred to the Parliament Portfolio Committee on Police...
Northern Cape wind farms come to the rescue of sheep farmers

Northern Cape wind farms come to the rescue of sheep farmers

More than 100 drought-stricken Northern Cape sheep farmers, who have been struggling to keep their livestock fed and supplied with water, have been thrown a lifeline by two local wind...
Conservation agriculture pays off in drought

Conservation agriculture pays off in drought

Long-term conservation trials conducted on rotated grain crops in the Swartland and Southern Cape during the drought have produced promising results. Dr Johann Strauss, agronomist at the Western Cape Department...
Jersey, Holstein and crossbred dairy cows

Producing on pasture: an unexpected lifeline for Free State dairy

Free State dairy farmer Mick Quin has managed to grow his business by more than 800% at a time when many inland producers are struggling to survive. His secret, as...
Let’s talk about farmworkers

Let’s talk about farmworkers

Chris Clayton, a journalist from the US whom I met at a conference in Argentina about five years ago, recently wrote a column about a study on the rate of...
Free State junior tops the log in Fauresmith endurance ride

Free State junior tops the log in Fauresmith endurance ride

A 14-year-old Free State girl, Marjulyn Myburgh of Bethlehem and her Arabian mare, Rasheeq Amor, left the competition in the dust during the first week of July to come home...
Bonsmara bull sold for a record R1,8 million

Bonsmara bull sold for a record R1,8 million

Derek Ralfe of Up George Bonsmaras has sold the Bonsmara bull, LAR 14 173, for a record price of R1,8 million at the 20th annual production sale of Up George...

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Brafords prove their worth on traditional sheep farm

Brafords prove their worth on traditional sheep farm

Although Van Aardt Greyling from the farm Ricksuhill near Lady Grey in the Eastern Cape is better known for his SA Mutton Merinos, his Beefpower Braford Stud is nevertheless home...

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