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Using no-till practices for long-term sustainability

Using no-till practices for long-term sustainability

Grain producer, Danie Slabbert, wants to manage soil sustainably so that it remains productive for future generations. Annelie Coleman visited him on his farm in the Free State to learn...
Buying a good second-hand bakkie

Tips for buying a good second-hand bakkie

After months of searching for a second-hand bakkie, you suddenly find yourself in someone’s yard looking at a potential buy. It’s gleaming in the sun, the price is tempting, and...
A step-by-step guide to intensive bushbuck breeding

A step-by-step guide to intensive bushbuck breeding

Werner Nel of Bosbok R514 Breeders near Hartbeespoort in North West started breeding bushbuck in 2010. In time, the project expanded to the point where it became necessary to isolate...
Affordable abattoir equipment for small-scale poultry producers

Affordable abattoir equipment for small-scale poultry producers

With a Rotamaster, a small-scale poultry producer can slaughter birds every day if required, and so boost profits.
Tips on how to win at the western mounted games

Tips on how to win at the western mounted games

Western mounted games is the fastest-growing equestrian sport in South Africa. Barrel racing, which attracts large audiences and generous prizes in the US, is...
Low rural calving rates threaten Africa’s food security

Low rural calving rates threaten Africa’s food security

During the Agribusiness Africa conference hosted by Farmer’s Weekly, Dr Riaan du Preez, manager of scientific affairs at Afrivet, highlighted a disturbing statistic about cow conception on the continent: six...
Beef production: commercial Nguni success on leased land

Beef production: commercial Nguni success on leased land

Kragga Kamma Ngunis on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth is a successful stud and commercial operation that proves creative thinking and ongoing marketing are more important than owning the land...
Cotton gains ground with up-to-date harvesting tech

Cotton gains ground with up-to-date harvesting tech

Sabrina Dean spoke to Deon Marais, combine harvester operator, and Richard Godfrey-Thom, a cotton farmer in the Vaalharts region of the Northern Cape, about the innovative cotton picker revolutionising and...
#BlackMonday brought out the best and worst in us

#BlackMonday brought out the best and worst in us

As I write this, only one day has passed since thousands of South Africans took part in peaceful protests to say that they had had enough of crime, enough of...
The economics of producing aged, premium beef

The economics of producing aged, premium beef

Gary Jackson of Jackson’s Real Food Market, Chris Paulsen of the Bull and Bush butchery, restaurateurs Steve Maresch and Llewy Mateza of The Local Grill, and Roelie van Reenen of...
A simple yet stylish home

A simple yet stylish home

Jonno sketches a rough layout for a simple yet stylish home. The design is cost-effective, which allows for further renovations at a later stage.
Gnocchi in a prawn & tomato sauce

Gnocchi in a prawn & tomato sauce

The second-best thing you can do with a potato is turn it into gnocchi. Since you ask, the best thing is deep-fried, slap chips. Sticking with gnocchi means you have...

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Damara sheep

Damara sheep: No environment too tough

Since importing his first Damaras from Namibia in the late 1980s, stud breeder Frank Blumenthal has firmly believed in the integrity of the breed. The Free State farmer says that...

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