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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.
Massey Ferguson opens new branch in KZN

Massey Ferguson opens new branch in KZN

Farmers were recently invited to view a range of Massey Ferguson and Radium equipment over three days at the Swartberg Polo Club near Kokstad in KwaZulu-Natal.
Dealing with digital tenosynovitis

Dealing with digital tenosynovitis

Inflammation of the tendon sheath in the fetlock region can cause severe lameness in a horse, says Dr Mac.
French innovation aims to reduce water usage in farming

French innovation aims to reduce water usage in farming

A new product developed in France has been specifically formulated to support plant growth and development under dry conditions. Marketed in South Africa as Polyter, the innovation has shown promising...
Donkey farming: opportunity or threat?

Donkey farming: opportunity or threat?

At the beginning of 2017, plans aimed at cashing in on the growing demand for donkey meat and hides were announced in North West. Glenneis Kriel reports on the viability...
Reared in brackish water, and worth its salt!

Reared in brackish water, and worth its salt!

Brackish water can be put to good use in the cultivation of tilapia. Despite being primarily a freshwater species, tilapia are salt-tolerant and actually thrive in saline conditions.
Producing pulses: the benefits do outweigh the costs

Producing pulses: the benefits do outweigh the costs

Many SA farmers are unaware of the profitability and other benefits of pulses such as cowpea, groundnut and soya bean. As a result, these plants are neglected as crop alternatives,...
Wuhlf's Skerpioen: stinging its competitors

Wuhlf’s Skerpioen: stinging its competitors

Wuhlf Equipment recently launched the first articulated tractor-loader-backhoe made in SA. With useful features and at a reasonable price, the Skerpioen offers excellent value, says Joe Spencer.

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