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Free State Young farmer intends farming into the future

Free State Young Farmer of the Year 2017, Johan van Huyssteen, is working to ensure the sustainable productivity of his family farm for future generations.
Game & small-stock: different management, the same care

Game & small-stock: different management, the same care

Sheep and antelope production combine the best of two worlds for energetic farm manager, Emilize Vögel. She spoke to Roelof Bezuidenhout about her passion for this demanding job.
Namibia’s top Santa Gertrudis stud

Namibia’s top Santa Gertrudis stud

Ingo Rix’s Black Nossob Santa Gertrudis stud near Witvlei in Namibia, is the only stud in Southern Africa with a Breedplan 5-Star Completeness of Performance accreditation. He told Annelie Coleman how...
Small land, big dreams for urban veggie farmer

Small land, big dreams for urban veggie farmer

Clement Tshuma believes his small-scale vegetable operation near Kempton Park in Gauteng, not only ensures the sustainability of his own future, but a similar model could be the answer to...
Drought in perspective

Drought in perspective

The unbridled misuse of natural resources guarantees a future of environmental and socio-economic crises.
Imac RB45- 55 trailed lateral potato harvester

Harvesters, sprayers, planters at Vegetable Farmers Day

Exhibitors at the National Vegetable Farmers’ Day near Bapsfontein, Ekurhuleni, displayed harvesters, sprayers and planters.
How the state is ‘capturing’ aquaculture

How the state is ‘capturing’ aquaculture

Legislative control of the aquaculture industry in South Africa is so restrictive that it impedes any development.
The importance of data in agriculture

The importance of data in agriculture

In May this year, The Economist ran a cover story that said that the world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.
Understanding the red meat classification system

Understanding the red meat classification system

The meat of younger slaughter animals usually sells for a higher price on the market, but carcass shape and fat covering also play a role, says Shane Brody.
Bovine respiratory disease complex

Bovine respiratory disease complex

Bovine respiratory disease is caused by several pathogenic organisms. It can lead to substantial economic loss in feedlots.
Eastern Cape bee farmer’s commercial success

Eastern Cape bee farmer’s commercial success

Kola le Roux has loved bees ever since seeing his grandfather’s hives in the eastern Free State more than 60 years ago. Today he manages more than 2 000 hives, from...
Farming in Africa: bigger is not always better, studies show

Farming in Africa: bigger is not always better, studies show

Improving the efficiency of smallholder farmers in Africa is necessary not only to help grow African economies, but also to improve the livelihoods of these farmers and their families. However,...

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Brafords prove their worth on traditional sheep farm

Brafords prove their worth on traditional sheep farm

Although Van Aardt Greyling from the farm Ricksuhill near Lady Grey in the Eastern Cape is better known for his SA Mutton Merinos, his Beefpower Braford Stud is nevertheless home...

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