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Agritech Israel panel discussion

"Agri solutions for rural areas/new entrants to the market". Panelists Leeko Makoene Made with Rural, Jacques Bredell, technical field representative Hishtil SA, Michael Gorelik, COO of Tahal and Denene Erasmus, editor of Farmer's Weekly SA.

Message to young women in agriculture: “be innovative”

Agripreneur, plant scientist, and young farmer, Thato Moagi, shares some advice for young women aspiring to get into agriculture.

Pinzgauer bull scoops ARC award

At the recent ARC National Special Performance Test Class Awards, Bertie van Zyl’s Pinzgauer bull was named the top performing bull in a line-up of 15 contenders. Farmer’s Weekly editor, Alita van der Walt spoke to head judge Martin Seyfferdt about how the winning bull was.

Small-scale broiler producer wins SAB KickStart grant

Clement Ngwako Pilusa, a small-scale broiler producer from Gauteng, shares his excitement about being chosen as one of SAB KickStart’s Top 18 finalists with Farmer's Weekly and what he plans on doing with the R170 000 grant allocated to him.

Agri minister calls on farmers to engage with government

During a recent interview with Farmer’s Weekly, agriculture minister Senzeni Zokwana called on farmers to approach their unions and engage with government about the proposed 12 000 ha land ceiling. He said government is willing to engage and farmers should come up with their.

The advantages of traceability systems

Alex McDonald, managing director at the Agricultural Business Research Institute (ABRI), discussed animal traceability systems at the recent 2014 Stockman's School in the Free State. Watch the video as he highlights the importance of the practice and how South Africans can benefit.

Namibia’s land reform success explained

Ryno van der Merwe, land reform representative of the Namibian Agricultural Union tells us why Namibia's land reform process is a success.

SA no-till legend, Ant Muirhead explains the value of soil cover

A pioneer of no-till farming in South Africa, Ant Muirhead, describes and demonstrates how organic matter in soil helps to significantly reduce moisture runoff...

Dr Ricardo Luis José Piccinali discusses Argentina’s broilers

Hendrik Jordaan of Laurik International speaks to Dr Ricardo Luis José Piccinali, acting head of Argentina's National Institute of Agricultural Technology's experimental station at...

Argentinian cattle farmer explains feeding process from a silage bag

Miguel Pertino, owner of La Trinidad Aberdeen Angus Stud in Argentina’s Buenos Aires Province, explains the mechanics of feeding cattle directly from a 65m long silage bag with 3 000kg/m. Eating is controlled by an electric fence. With a 70% fibre content, Miguel says he has not had any acidosis problems in 10 years.

Local farmer wins with variable inoculant applicator

Crop and livestock farmer, Cobus van Coller won the open category of the farmer-patent competition at Nampo this year and received a special prize...

Dutch ambassador, André Haspels discusses SA Agriculture

Nan Smith talks to outgoing Dutch ambassador, André Haspels about the future of agriculture in SA. Haspels said that agriculture is an important sector...


Lockdown: time to reset your business?

Farmers, and businesses generally, have all lived through disruptions, but never before have we experienced anything like this. Here are some ideas on how to get through this trying period.
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