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Prawns with pak choi and five-spice seasoning

To make prawns with pak choi and five-spice seasoning for four, you will need: 600g of peeled, cleaned and thawed prawns 1 teaspoon freshly...
Peter O’Halloran - Tax advice

The importance of estate planning

No one can disagree that a lack of proper estate planning could result in major reversals for a family business.
Feeding cattle: the basics

Feeding cattle: learn the basics

When rounding off cattle for slaughter, you can either grow and mix feed on the farm or buy ready-mixed feed. If you have only a few animals, buying a mixed...

Farmer’s Weekly Argentina Tour 2018

(Bookings are closed) Farmer’s Weekly on tour to Argentina (22 June to 1 July), to visit grain and beef producers and take a look inside its main agricultural trade headquarters.
The Phieldtek PCN210 from Keith Mount Liming.

Top innovators at LAMMA 2018

There were more than 80 entries for the ‘Awards for Innovation’ at the annual LAMMA Show in the UK in January. Joe Spencer takes a look at the winners.
Stock theft threatens growth in SA’s goat value chain

Stock theft threatens growth in SA’s goat value chain

While common across South Africa, goats remain a largely untapped resource for poverty alleviation and rural development. But efforts to remedy the situation are being undermined by the widespread theft...
New start for land reform department?

New start for land reform department?

As the saying goes: be careful what you wish for. After the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa as president of the ANC in December last year, and his subsequent election as...
Opening a gate from horseback 17 NOVEMBER

Opening a gate from horseback

It’s convenient to be able to open farm gates without dismounting. Here’s how to teach your horse the trick. Be prepared, though, to invest a bit of time and patience,...
‘Quality drives demand’ – SA potato farmer of the year

‘Quality drives demand’ – SA potato farmer of the year

Syngenta Potato Farmer of the Year 2017, Nico Wagner of Wilnick Boerdery, employs various efficiency measures to ensure profitability, and the quality of his produce ensures a stable demand from...
Sustainability in pasture- based dairy farming

Sustainability in pasture-based dairy farming

One of the questions modern farmers face is whether they can farm in an environmentally sustainable, yet profitable, way. Craig Galloway provided the answer in his PhD thesis on the...
Waste management fundamentals

Waste management fundamentals

By law, you are required to store or dispose of waste responsibly. Failure to do so may result in a fine. More seriously, it harms the environment.

A 5-star country accommodation

I was recently called out to a tourist development site in the Cradle of Humankind in North West. The proposed development offers comfort, convenience, and the aesthetics of living in...


Two strong cold fronts expected to hit Western Cape

A well-developed cold front is expected to hit parts of South Africa later today (9 July), bringing with it bitterly cold, wet and windy weather conditions, according to the South...
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