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Table grapes: how to speed up production in new vines

Table grapes: how to speed up production in new vines

New vineyards can make or break a producer. Warren Bam, the Western Cape Agricultural Writers’ 2017 New Entrant to Commercial Farming of the Year nominee, spoke to Glenneis Kriel about...
The one thing that can destroy SA

The one thing that can destroy SA

At the end of last year, two reports were published that exposed findings so disturbing that if this knowledge does not spur South Africans into action to save the country’s...
New Holland’s new concept tractor

New Holland’s new concept tractor

New Holland recently exhibited a concept tractor powered by methane at the Farm Progress Show in Illinois, the largest outdoor farm event in the US.
Use a Pelham bit to control your horse

Use a Pelham bit to control your horse

The dual-purpose Pelham bit is used for showing, eventing and jumping and is highly effective for controlling children’s ponies, says Dr Mac.
How to prevent gut problems in your dairy herd

How to prevent gut problems in your dairy herd

Inaccurate feeding practices and poorly formulated diets in dairy herds can lead to subacute rumen acidosis, and result in decreased milk yields, higher than normal cull rates and profit losses...
Delving into the mysteries of Kaltbach’s subterranean cheeses

Delving into the mysteries of Kaltbach’s subterranean cheeses

Switzerland has long been famed for what some describe as ‘stinky and holey’ cheeses. However, as Lloyd Phillips discovered, there is much more to Swiss cheeses. Some, for example, are...
Big winners at Agritechnica 2017

Big winners at Agritechnica 2017

More than 320 new product registrations were received for this year’s Agritechnica, the world’s top agricultural machinery trade fair.
Bergplaas Merino Stud

Bergplaas Merino Stud: lessons that keep it in the lead

In 2013, Farmer’s Weekly reported on the Bergplaas Merino Stud in the Eastern Cape. Gavin Isted recently paid the farm another visit in recognition of its 80th anniversary, and to...
Fir the love of Christmas trees: farming spruces in the UK

Fir the love of Christmas trees: farming spruces in the UK

Christmas is associated with a host of traditions, and nowhere more so than in the UK. Here, it’s not really Christmas unless you have a real fir tree at home....
A better Charolais herd with in vitro fertilisation

A better Charolais herd with in vitro fertilisation

Clara Bruwer, a Charolais stud breeder from Vryburg, is convinced that technology is the optimal way to provide the best possible gene base for her clients. She spoke to Annelie...
Cyril Ramaphosa

Agri sector reacts to Ramaphosa’s election as ANC president

The agricultural sector will have to wait and see what the newly elected ANC President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will prioritise in terms of the sector, as he is obliged to implement...
Treating horses that leak urine

Treating horses that leak urine

A slow dribble of urine in a mare, gelding or stallion can have one of several causes, and could point to a serious medical condition. It requires immediate investigation, warns...

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