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Animal welfare: are consumers wilfully ignorant?

Animal welfare: are consumers wilfully ignorant?

Wilful ignorance is when people consciously avoid information. Many studies have documented consumer attitudes toward farm animal welfare, but few have questioned whether people really want to know how farm...
Bacon and dried fruit pizza

Bacon and dried fruit pizza

Staunch artisanal chefs and sourdough bakers amongst our readers will object, but the simple fact is this: if supermarkets offer frozen pizza bases for sale, why attempt to make them...
Mountain Zebra National Park, Eastern Cape

National parks for all seasons!

Experience South Africa’s national parks when they are at their best this coming year, says Taryn Arnott van Jaarsveld and René de Klerk.

What to do until the vet arrives

Your vet may not be able to respond immediately to an emergency. That means it’s up to you to help your horse as best you can. Fortunately, there’s plenty you...
Farmer's Weekly Nampo Tour 2018

The Farmer’s Weekly Nampo Tour 2018

(Bookings are closed) Join us again for this year’s Farmer's Weekly Nampo Tour from 15-18 May. The tour includes entrance to South Africa’s premier agricultural exhibition, the Nampo Harvest Day,...
Imported genetics: a winning strategy for top Angus breeder

Imported genetics: a winning strategy for top Angus breeder

The Sid Knott Red and Black Angus studs in the Eastern Cape were founded on top genetics sourced from the US and New Zealand. Over the years, their progeny have...
Pöttinger Multiline: The new all-rounder

Pöttinger Multiline: The new all-rounder

The Pöttinger Multiline concept is a combination of either a compact disc harrow or a stubble cultivator, and a seed drill.
When to postpone a disciplinary hearing

When to postpone a disciplinary hearing

Holding a disciplinary hearing must follow due process. This includes taking into account when to postpone the hearing.
Correct feeding can slash dairy cows’ methane emissions by 30%

Correct feeding can slash dairy cows’ methane emissions by 30%

Josef van Wyngaard, a doctoral student at the University of Pretoria, has found that South African dairy cattle emit less methane than initially thought, and there is room for significant...
Land audit reveals no great insight

Land audit reveals no great insight

Since land ownership, and agricultural land ownership in particular, remains one of South Africa’s most contentious issues, we should ideally have clear, independent and accurate data available to inform any...
Implementing a holistic grazing management plan

Implementing a holistic grazing management plan

Sandy Speedy is regarded as one of the pioneers of holistic beef cattle production in South Africa. Annelie Coleman visited him and his daughter, Jennifer, on their cattle ranch between...
How to grow beetroot in your home garden

How to grow beetroot in your home garden

This vegetable is ideal for the home garden. It’s easy to grow, tasty, and highly nutritious, says Bill Kerr.

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Fitting a McClellan saddle

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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...

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