Agriculture stories

We need each other to make this work

Wildlife ranching SA’s target for game meat exports this year is 12 000t. This would generate at least R1,5 billion – a boost the industry could inject into SA’s struggling...

It takes money to make and save money

With profit margins remaining under pressure, farmers need to pull out all the stops to stay in business.

Reinstating trust in negotiations

Over the past few weeks, Agri SA members across the country gathered at the organisation’s provincial conferences to discuss those issues most pressing to farmers.

A microcosm of SA agriculture

The 14 August issue of Farmer's Weekly is a microcosm of South Africa’s agricultural sector.

Cleaner energy should be our focus

Last month, Germany closed down yet another nuclear power station. This was done without affecting the country’s energy-generating capacity as the plant had already been replaced by alternative energy sources...

Things won’t change by themselves

It was seven years ago that South Africa’s shortage of power generating capability first became evident with electricity blackouts.

Reluctant protectors of the law

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, the supreme law of the land, allows most of us to sleep a little easier.

Too chicken for the poultry industry?

Now is not the time to enter the poultry industry, says South African Poultry Association (Sapa) CEO, Kevin Lovell.

Corrective behaviour

Any child psychologist will tell you that a person’s character is formed during the first five years or so after birth.

A farmer can’t know everything

Farming is complex, as Rian van Wyk of Jagtdrift Brangus Stud told us this week.

‘Stick to your knitting’

Well done to the organisers of the Pietermaritzburg Royal show for yet another splendid event. In its 165th year, the show manages to stay true to its character while keeping...

How well do you know your market?

A recent trip to Cape Town saw me attending two events with vastly different outlooks.The first was a panel discussion on food security held as part of a conference organised...

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