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Supermarket of the future

Prepare for the supermarket of the future

Disruptive change is coming to supermarkets and this will have a ripple effect throughout the food industry supply chain. According to Bjorn Thumas, director of business development at TOMRA Food,...
Almonds ready to be processed.

Almonds: High value, huge potential

The establishment of an almond-processing facility in Robertson has the potential to turn South Africa into a leading exporter of these nuts. Stephan and Hans le Roux of Amanteco Almonds...
Global farming - Dr Koos Coetzee

Living in, and surviving, disruptive times

Never mind dwindling terms of trade. Our farmers also have to deal with a steady flow of disrupters. But good management can lead to better profits.
Mixed farming: key to livestock success for Free State farmer

Mixed farming: key to livestock success for Free State farmer

Nelius Ferreira, the Free State’s Top Young Farmer for 2018, focuses on quality production in a global marketplace. Sabrina Dean visited him on his farm near Harrismith to learn more.
Boplaas Family Vineyards

Hedging market and climate risks on a family wine farm

Boplaas Family Vineyards shows that farm size does not really matter if you want to makeit in the wine industry. Owner Carel Nel spoke to Glenneis Kriel about how he...
A hydroponic farm

City rooftops: the next frontier for farming

You don’t have to have green fingers to grow lush vegetables and herbs. But you do have to have a head for heights if you want to join the brigade...
Beef, bacon and onion pot roast

Beef, bacon and onion pot roast

If you’ve got a working oven, why roast in a pot? This splendid collection of techniques and delicious flavours answers this riddle.

Farmer’s Weekly Tour to Nampo 2019

Join us again for this year’s Farmer’s Weekly Nampo Tour from 14 – 17 May 2019. The tour includes entrance to South Africa’s premier agricultural exhibition, the Nampo Harvest Day,...
Managing for profit by Peter Hughes

Do you ‘move’ or ‘motivate’ your employees?

People who simply ‘move’ in their jobs never flourish. ‘Motivated’ employees achieve success, and it’s your job to get them motivated.
Fitting a McClellan saddle

Fitting a McClellan saddle

This American cavalry saddle has been in use for 159 years. It was employed in the American Civil war and the Second Anglo-Boer War, and is still used for stock...
Krone Big X 1180 forage harvester.

Meet the world’s most powerful forage harvester

The official launch of the latest Krone Big X forage harvester took place in Germany in September 2018. Joe Spencer reports on this advanced machine.
Dramatic savings with low-flow drip irrigation

Dramatic savings with low-flow drip irrigation

By switching from micro-irrigation to low-flow drip irrigation, macadamia farmer Dawid de Kock has reduced his irrigation water usage by 50%. With the subsequent savings on electricity, fertiliser and labour,...

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Top Belgian racing pigeon sold for R20 million

Top Belgian racing pigeon sold for R20 million

A top racing pigeon named Armando has been sold for 1,25 million euros (about R20,5 million) in an online auction, the highest-price ever achieved for a single pigeon in such...

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