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Water cuts result in losses for Gamtoos Valley farmers

Tough water restrictions for the new water year are putting serious pressure on many farmers in the Gamtoos Valley in the Eastern Cape, with some operating in survival mode, according to Rienette Colesky, CEO of the Gamtoos Irrigation Board.

High-capacity balers from Norway

Orkel Dens-X Compactor stationary bale makers were launched in South Africa in January. The event took place at meat value chain company Kameeldrift Voere, based in Cullinan, Gauteng.
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Rhino horn auction may be delayed

Rhino horn auction may be delayed

Farmer’s Weekly previously reported that an online sale of 500kg of rhino horn was being hosted by John Hume and Van’s Auctioneers.
Sneak video preview of Mercedes-Benz X-class bakkie at Nampo

Sneak video preview of Mercedes-Benz X-class bakkie at Nampo

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class premium bakkie is set to make a dramatic entrance into South Africa later this year, and will offer all the qualities of a classic pick-up – toughness, reliability, strength and off-road capability.
ANC does not care about black farmers

ANC does not care about black farmers

It is the job of the media to allow the free flow of information, to remain impartial and to not allow information to affect us in any way that may lead to bias. But journalists are human too and every now and then I read something that just makes my blood boil.
consumer misconceptions about milk

Farmers need to dispel consumer misconceptions about milk

The dairy sector hope improving communication with consumers will dispel consumer misconceptions about milk and other diary products.

Harvesting pythons – sustainable, but cruel

Harvesting pythons in South-East Asia has socio-economic benefits for the poor but unfortunately the snakes are possible killed in cruel and inhuman methods.

US farms face farmworkers shortage

US farmers are battling to find and keep laborers and this has led to an increase farmworkers’ wages over the past year.

Billions of dollars worth of food wastage annually

The World Resources Institute has reported that food wastage worth over $900 billion and emitted a large amount of greenhouse gasses.

Botswana dairy farmers want milk import tax

Botswana dairy farmers are hoping government will introduce a milk import tax to protect local producers.

National Beefmaster Sale

Highest (bull): R110 000

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