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Vietnamese pho: Looks like soup, tastes like heaven

Vietnamese pho: Looks like soup, tastes like heaven

A friend of mine recently returned from Hanoi, bringing with him happy memories of pho, an aromatic, beef stock-based noodle soup made with beef or chicken, and chillies. He came for dinner the other night, and we set to work creating a local version of this famous Vietnamese dish.
Farming & conservation go hand- in- hand on Swartland farm

Farming & conservation go hand-in-hand on Swartland farm

Bartholomeus Klip in the Swartland region in the Western Cape has been owned by the Parker family since 1935, and is a successful, diversified enterprise. Livestock, crops and game are farmed on a large scale, with most of the land allocated to conservation.
Why can’t that cow stand up?

Why can’t that cow stand up?

A number of diseases and conditions can result in cattle and other ruminants being unable to stand up.
Happy pigs make for good business

Happy pigs make for good business

With 9 600 sows, Chalala Farms near Malmesbury in the Swartland will soon produce more than 275 000 piglets per year. Jeff van Zyl, manager of the piggery, spoke to Glenneis Kriel about the operation’s production methods.

Farming without government support

In many countries, farmers are supported in various ways by government. South Africa’s real competition lies not in these largely inefficient farming systems, but in other unsubsidised countries such as Australia, Chile and New Zealand.
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The libertarian’s views on taxes

Libertarians have some interesting theories about taxation, and it all starts with the non-aggression principle.
Climate change data cannot be faked

Climate change data cannot be faked

Now that all the most crucial changes on South Africa’s political landscape have come to pass, we can turn our attention for a moment to those challenges that will not only impact the social and financial welfare of South Africans, but the existence of all life on earth.
Single-step genomics: a game changer for livestock breeding

Single-step genomics: a game changer for livestock breeding

The Single Step method makes it possible to include genomic information in BLUP breeding values. This has put SA Stud Book at the forefront of genomic methodology, says Dr Japie van der Westhuizen, SA Stud Book CEO.
Harvesting the ‘Hands-free Hectare’

Harvesting the ‘Hands-free Hectare’

The ground-breaking Hands-free Hectare project, which sought to grow a crop using only autonomous vehicles, has come to an end with a successful harvest.
Small-herd stud farming is big business in Canada

Small-herd stud farming is big business in Canada

Small commercial beef producers and stud breeders make up a large and valuable part of Canada’s cattle value chain. While in Alberta, Gerhard Uys, who recently visited Farm Fair International, a Canadian agricultural show, visited three farming families that run small, profitable commercial herds.
Top female entrepreneur winning over the wine industry

Top female entrepreneur winning over the wine industry

Berene Damons, the department of agriculture’s 2017 Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the agro-processing category, started work at the Hamilton Russell Vineyards 17 years ago. Promoted almost immediately to a marketing assistant, she soon developed an interest in winemaking, and went on to produce an award-winning, export-quality Pinot Noir wine, Tesselaarsdal.

Land expropriation process gets go ahead

A revised motion brought by the EFF to launch a process to change the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation was passed in the National Assembly on Tuesday.

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