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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...
Gnocchi in a prawn & tomato sauce

Gnocchi in a prawn & tomato sauce

The second-best thing you can do with a potato is turn it into gnocchi. Since you ask, the best thing is deep-fried, slap chips. Sticking with gnocchi means you have...
A call to wear black in tribute to murdered farmers

A call to wear black in tribute to murdered farmers

A farm manager from Franschhoek in the Western Cape, Chris Loubser, has posted an emotional video filmed in his bakkie on social media, calling on all South Africans to wear...
Getting started with brinjals

Getting started with brinjals

The brinjal or eggplant is a species of nightshade, and therefore related to the potato and tomato.
Fuel price increases hitting farmers hard

Fuel price increases hitting farmers hard

The price rise of inland diesel – from R11,42/ℓ to R12,12/ℓ since the beginning of 2017 – has had a cumulative effect on production input costs that has affected the...
Crime stats show an increase in stock theft

Crime stats show increase in stock theft

National crime statistics were released today for the period April 2016 to March 2017.

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