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Cold-pressed,high-oleic sunflower oil ready for bottling.

Cold-pressed sunflower oil: a hot new product

Vergezocht Plant Oils is the first factory in Africa to produce cold-pressed, high-oleic sunflower oil. Sabrina Dean visited the plant in Bloemfontein in the Free State to find out more...

Becoming a vegan won’t save the planet!

The trend in rich countries towards vegetarian and vegan diets will not result in higher demand for fresh fruit and vegetables.
Fendt IDEAL combine

Fendt’s beautiful beast wins big

By winning a platinum award in the world’s biggest international design competition, the Fendt IDEAL combine harvester has proved that it’s both beautiful and brawny.

Veld survey raises questions about rotational grazing

Dr Heidi-Jayne Hawkins, head of research at Conservation South Africa and an associate at the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cape Town, spoke to Roelof Bezuidenhout about...
Rapidly growing foals are susceptible to epiphysitis.

How to treat epiphysitis

This joint disease is common in rapidly growing, large-breed foals, and is linked to diet, says Dr Mac. Treatment includes exercise restriction and stable rest.

Plastic packaging should focus on recycling

There is ‘no silver bullet’ to address South Africa’s plastic conundrum, according to Lorren de Kock, project manager for the circular plastics economy at the Worldwide Fund for Nature –...
green peppers

Attention to detail ensures high-quality sweet peppers

While launching a new farming venture as a first-time farmer may seem daunting, Hannes Wolvaardt is proof that it can be done. He shared his tips on successful sweet pepper...
pigs

Online auction: game changer in South Africa’s pork market

The online trading platform, Trigga Trader, is disrupting the way in which pork is sold by enabling farmers to sell their produce to the highest bidder. Walter Frey, the founder...
Aloe forex flowering

Entrepreneur sells family-brewed Aloe ferox remedy nationwide

Mazoyi Mixture was developed by Lwazi Marawu’s family in the Eastern Cape, and its recipe has been passed down the generations. In recent years, Marawu has taken distribution of this...

Bringing more South African game meat to dinner tables

Game meat is an often-prized, but scarce, protein source. According to independent meat safety consultant Dr Tertius Bergh, systems for improving the safety standards of processing game meat could ensure...
Commercial crossbred cows with Romagnola-type weaners

Romagnolas add their weight to beef crossbreeding programmes

Neville Bradfield is one of 18 South African Romagnola stud breeders who have established themselves since the Italian breed’s arrival in Africa 25 years ago. Mike Burgess visited his farm...
Nitrogen deficiency showing a pink discoloration,

Ammonia-based fertiliser explained

Nitrogen fertiliser comes in two formulations: ammonia-based and nitrate-based. To make the correct choice, you need to understand the difference.

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Travellers urged to comply with SA’s import regulations

Travellers urged to comply with SA’s import regulations

With the festive season in full swing, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has called on all travellers visiting or returning to South Africa during the festive...

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