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Easy does it!

A US academic believes farming to be one of the most stressful occupations in the world. “Profits are uncertain. Producers must adapt to rapid technological advances and consumer expectations.

How to protect your land

STEP 1: Adopt mixed farming methods

Better broiler house management

According to expert Bruce Gibson, the three golden rules for broiler house management are look, listen and smell. This week Lloyd Phillips reports on the importance of close observation.

Making money from arts and crafts

Arts and crafts can provide struggling new farmers with much-needed extra income, but this trade can often be full of disappointments, says Roelof Bezuidenhout.

How to motivate yourself

To make your farming dreams come true, create an action plan, says Peter Hughes.
9 ways to dispose of plastic containers

9 ways to dispose of plastic containers

Any container that once held pesticides or chemicals can be dangerous and must be properly disposed of.

Bigger and better broilers

Do you want to make good money from broilers? Follow this useful advice from an expert.

Inspect the land before you buy

Choosing the wrong enterprise for your farm can ruin the land and quickly lead to poverty, writes Roelof Bezuidenhout.

Managing for profit

Farms need to be managed carefully to make a profit. Let’s take a closer look the meaning of ‘profit’ and how to ensure your farm always makes a profit.

Make your products stand out

In the 1970s, a Tzaneen farmer started growing a small but tasty variety of pawpaw called a papino.

About provisional tax

Most farmers as provisional taxpayers, so it’s important to understand the concept, says Susan Pletts.


With its hybrid vigour, this is a superb cross-breeder.


‘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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