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Ramaphosa’s land reform problem

Ramaphosa’s land reform problem

The general feeling of relief that South Africa’s business community may have felt when it was announced that Cyril Ramaphosa had won the ANC leadership race was short-lived for those in agriculture.

The seven habits of highly effective farmers

Stephen Covey selected seven essential ‘habits’ for great managers. Which of these are on your list?
Treating summer skin problems

Treating summer skin problems

Summer may mean more time to spend with your horse, but it’s also the season for sweet itch, mange and ringworm, cautions Kim Dyson.
Wheel alignment: straight answers

Wheel alignment: straight answers

There’s more to wheel rotation than a rubber-clad disc spinning around an axle. Jake Venter unravels the mysteries of camber, toe and caster
Agriculture is changing and so must agri economists

Agriculture is changing and so must agri economists

It’s not only farmers who have to adapt to the fundamental changes occurring in world agriculture, or go out of business. Agricultural economists also have to adapt. This is the warning from Bongiswa Matoti, president of the Agricultural Economists’ Association of South Africa.
A single ideal aquaculture system? Forget it!

A single ideal aquaculture system? Forget it!

On paper, many aquaculture systems look appealing, but are they suited to South Africa’s challenging conditions?
Table grapes: how to speed up production in new vines

Table grapes: how to speed up production in new vines

New vineyards can make or break a producer. Warren Bam, the Western Cape Agricultural Writers’ 2017 New Entrant to Commercial Farming of the Year nominee, spoke to Glenneis Kriel about how he establishes new vineyards without risking his cash.
The one thing that can destroy SA

The one thing that can destroy SA

At the end of last year, two reports were published that exposed findings so disturbing that if this knowledge does not spur South Africans into action to save the country’s future, I doubt anything will.
New Holland’s new concept tractor

New Holland’s new concept tractor

New Holland recently exhibited a concept tractor powered by methane at the Farm Progress Show in Illinois, the largest outdoor farm event in the US.
Use a Pelham bit to control your horse

Use a Pelham bit to control your horse

The dual-purpose Pelham bit is used for showing, eventing and jumping and is highly effective for controlling children’s ponies, says Dr Mac.
How to prevent gut problems in your dairy herd

How to prevent gut problems in your dairy herd

Inaccurate feeding practices and poorly formulated diets in dairy herds can lead to subacute rumen acidosis, and result in decreased milk yields, higher than normal cull rates and profit losses for producers. Milk Producers’ Organisation (MPO) CEO and specialist vet, Dr Chris van Dijk, and dairy feed specialist, Kenneth Botha, spell out the causes and cures to Gerhard Uys.
Delving into the mysteries of Kaltbach’s subterranean cheeses

Delving into the mysteries of Kaltbach’s subterranean cheeses

Switzerland has long been famed for what some describe as ‘stinky and holey’ cheeses. However, as Lloyd Phillips discovered, there is much more to Swiss cheeses. Some, for example, are produced and matured under highly unconventional circumstances.

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