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Breeding your mare

Breeding your mare

Eager to hear the clatter of little hooves? Kim Dyson discusses the basics of putting your mare in foal.
Drought-stricken Northern Cape farmers reducing herds

Drought-stricken Northern Cape farmers reducing herds

Livestock farmers in the Northern Cape had thus far reduced their livestock numbers by more than 30% as a result of the persisting drought, according to Henk van Wyk, the...
Olive oil success through innovation

Olive oil success through innovation

The Greenleaf Olive Company near Cape Agulhas in the Overberg planted its first trees in 2006. Just 10 years later, the olive oil produced here is one of South Africa’s...
Food and accommodation: what to provide and how to market it

Food and accommodation: what to provide and how to market it

In the final article of this four-part series, Julinda Schroeder examines what to take into account when planning pricing, food preparation, accommodation, and a marketing strategy. Some of these have...
Growing apricots: a brief overview

Growing apricots: a brief overview

A brief overview on cultivating this versatile fruit, which arrived in South Africa in the 17th century.
Reap returns on investments by ‘farming the markets’

Reap returns on investments by ‘farming the markets’

Farming the markets’ originates from the analogy that exists between personal finance (investing) and farming.
Boran: A no-fuss, no-hassle breed

Boran: A no-fuss, no-hassle breed

Almost 20 years ago, Chris Webb introduced Borans to his crossbreeding programme on the 1 500ha farm, Tharfield, in the Eastern Cape.
The fundamentals of hoof care

The fundamentals of hoof care

Sheared heels are common in horses that are toe in or toe out, and are likely to recur if conformation is poor. Fortunately, a farrier can make all the difference,...
Why aquaculture is stressful for fish

Why aquaculture is stressful for fish

Fish species that are adapted for rivers generally perform better under aquaculture’s challenging conditions.
A premium upgrade for wine in the Swartland

A premium upgrade for wine in the Swartland

Winemaker, Chris Mullineux, spoke to Glenneis Kriel about how producers have turned the Swartland from a bulk producer into one of South Africa’s premium wine-producing regions.
Hot banana split with rum and vanilla

Hot banana split with rum and vanilla

Some rococo banana splits are overwhelmed by ice cream, fudge caramel and even crushed nuts. But in the spirit of good food with minimal effort, we have the Farmer’s Weekly...
Nono Sekhoto

How young black farmers can make headway in the agri industry

Young black farmers are tech-savvy and willing to learn, but is the government taking them seriously? Gerhard Uys spoke to Dimakatso Nono Sekhoto, AFASA Youth chairperson and MD of apple...

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Reviving generations of Brangus genetics

Harrismith breeder Dr Elsie Campher’s Helpmekaar Brangus herd embodies generations of top-quality genetics. She says the stud, founded by her father, is a ‘priceless genetic treasure’.

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