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4 useful phone apps and technoogy for herd management

4 useful phone apps and technology for herd management

The latest herd management apps and associated technology can make a livestock farmer’s life considerably easier. Amongst other features, these digital marvels monitor cow health, reduce paperwork, provide accurate record-keeping, and even warn when a cow is about to calf. All this means more than just greater convenience; it ensures improved productivity and cow health.
Understanding the role of the boar in breeding

Understanding the role of the boar in breeding

Novice pig farmers should start with highly marketable and popular breeds such as the Landrace or Large White, says Shane Brody.
What you need to know about trust laws

What you need to know about trust laws

Keeping up to date with legislation on trusts, capital gains tax and wills is important to avoid legal tangles. Elbe Thatcher, fiduciary specialist at Old Mutual Wealth, tells Gerhard Uys how to comply with the latest requirements in order to safeguard wealth.
Farmers give Kubota high praise

Farmers give Kubota high praise

Three commercial farmers tell Joe Spencer why Kubota products check all the right boxes.
The benefits of choosing a career in agri - Nono Sekhoto

The benefits of choosing a career in agri – Nono Sekhoto

Thirty-five-year-old, Nono Sekhoto, joined her father’s farming operation, Makolobane Farmers Enterprises near Senekal, in 2011. Realising the importance of being part of a network, she joined the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa, where she sits on the national executive committee and advocates for young farmers’ needs.
Three decades later: progress or regress?

Three decades later: progress or regress?

In South Africa, it’s easy to become depressed, but the progress made in other African countries shows that, with the right attitude, fish farming can flourish.
Supplements: to feed or not to feed?

Supplements: to feed or not to feed?

Given the high cost of supplements, is it worth feeding lambs on veld? A recent study provides some answers, says Roelof Bezuidenhout.
Meet the mighty JD 8400R!

Meet the mighty John Deere 8400R!

This new record-breaking John Deere tractor made its first appearance in the UK at the recent Cereals Event at Boothby Graffoe in Lincolnshire.
Golden Prince: The R5 million racing pigeon

The R5 million racing pigeon

Golden Prince, currently the most expensive pigeon in the world, is owned by two South African fanciers.
Growing pecan nuts: cultivars, soil prep & planting

Growing pecan nuts: cultivars, soil prep & planting

Here are a number of well-known cultivars, advice on how to prepare the soil, and other aspects to consider when growing pecan nuts.
Consumer trends are crucial for production decisions

Consumer trends are crucial for production decisions

Independent consumer researcher, Nadia van der Kolf, urges farmers to keep consumer trends in mind when planning production expansion.
Case IH 9240 Axial Flowcombine

Big agricultural machines at Nampo 2017

The size of agricultural machines continues to increase, and there were plenty of impressive machines at this year’s show, says Joe Spencer.

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