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Livestock on the roads of the former Transkei in the Eastern Cape have always been a challenge for motorists.
The fact that nationwide harvesting of 2012/2013 summer grain crops is nearly complete was reflected in the 53,1% drop in July 2013 combine harvester sales in comparison to July 2012...
Tobacco processor, British American Tobacco (BAT) Zimbabwe, reported a 45% drop in its bottom line for the year ended 31 December 2016.
The current cold spell being experienced across the Free State has greatly contributed to containing the severe locust outbreak in the Bultfontein area.
South Africa’s consumer inflation rate may surge to about 7% by the end of the year, and the repo rate – the rate at which the Reserve Bank lends money...
Beneficiaries of the North West Nguni Cattle Project are going from strength to strength and have won several awards in the 2015 Agricultural Research Council (ARC) National Beef Performers competition.
Comprehensive research into the causes of food insecurity, followed by significant investment in modern commercial farming techniques, is the only way to overcome food insecurity, says Limpopo agriculture MEC Dikeledi...
South African farmers have long been encouraged to add value to their products for improved profit and control. One farmer that has taken this to heart is bringing home the...
Once one of South Africa's top agricultural high schools, Settlers is today a shadow of its former self. Its farming facilities have deteriorated, sponsorship has dried up, and many of...
South Africa’s agriculture sector may often feel isolated in terms of the challenges it faces. However, a recent survey by the German Agricultural Society reveals that farmers in Germany, Poland,...
Independent agricultural education institutions catering to the black youth could be an answer to our land reform failures. With the financial support of private corporations and the mentorship of successful...
The closure of many agricultural colleges has left a skills shortage in rural communities. Nutritionist Perseverance Madoda started Thuto-ya-Sechaba training centre to fill the gap. Peter Mashala reports.
Huevos rancheros (ranger’s eggs) is the mid-morning meal on a Mexican ranch. Regardless of its origin, this recipe – in all humility – improves this KZN augmented culinary breakfast delight.
Despite the disapproval of health-conscious buddies, I find it hard to resist satisfying my sweet tooth. Usually I do so with ice cream, but opted for some hot pudding, full...
Jonno designs an A-frame cottage on a game park for George.
I got a call from Makwati in Serowe, Botswana. He said that he regularly bought the Farmer’s Weekly to see Hillbilly Homes, but that it mostly featured large, expensive-to-build homes.
Croutons are a life-after-death experience for stale bread. Revved up by basil they give texture and the joyous illusion of substance to any soup. And with winter already here a...
My elder daughter gave me a new wok for my birthday. And what a wok it is. It has a wooden handle, a flattish bottom and is coated in Teflon....
Improved heifer rearing at Byron and Ronelda Orpwood’s dairy farm in Creighton has given their enterprise a vital boost. They talk to Robyn Joubert about heifer management and the value...
Careful management and marketing are both crucial in Boer goat production. Pip Nieuwoudt of Nama Stud, the oldest Boer goat stud in the Western Cape, spoke to Jeandré du Preez...
The timing of breeding is an important technique to optimise reproductive performance, and impacts directly on the profit margin of beef cattle production. Leslie Bergh, senior researcher, Beef Cattle Recording...
This is one of the quickest ways to identify a horse. Just make sure you use transponders and readers that comply with international norms, warns Dr Mac.
Kim Dyson offers tips on the efficient and wise use of antibiotics and preventive practices.
If you want to make money breeding cattle, you have to buy the best bulls available. The Glen Heath Tuli Stud is proof that this strategy works.
Andrew Jonker runs a wheat and livestock operation near Riversdale in the Western Cape. He explained to Glenneis Kriel how he combined conservation farming principles with the latest precision farming...
The polyphagous shot hole borer threatens over 150 South African tree species. If left unchecked, it could cause huge damage to citrus and avocado orchards, amongst others. Prof Wijnand Swart...
Traditionally, most of South Africa’s soya bean production has been in the cooler, wetter eastern half of the country. These environmental conditions favour the development of certain soya bean diseases.
Farmers are finding more and more natural enemies to keep tomato leaf miners in check instead of resorting solely to chemicals, says Bill Kerr.
When Brad Turner began to farm in the Queenstown region in 2005, many in the area warned him about the size limitations of his 900ha stock farm, Mountain Glen. Undaunted,...
There’s nothing worse than not having success with your first crop, so choose one that is cheap and easy to grow. In other words, choose cabbage.
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