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Drought conditions affecting SA’s bee population

Fears have been expressed that the ongoing drought in parts of South Africa is set to hit the country’s honey bee populations, and that in turn will affect agricultural output.

iSimangaliso hippos sparring

A contingent of journalists from various media in KwaZulu-Natal recently toured drought-stricken Lake St Lucia, in the world heritage site iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

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.

Making barbed wire at The Royal Show

Farmer’s Weekly journalist, Lloyd Phillips, and his wife, Leigh, were invited by the Royal Agricultural Society of Natal to once again judge a section...

Harvesting soya beans in KZN’s Kamberg Valley 361

Farmer’s Weekly journalist, Lloyd Phillips, recently attended the 96th AGM of the Kamberg Valley Association in KwaZulu-Natal.

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.

Farm workers sing for change

De Kock Boerdery in Ceres’ award winning farm worker choirs have been a saving grace for many of the singers.

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.

Farmer’s Weekly visits EuroTier

An astounding 156 000 visitors from around the globe are reported to have attended the November 2014 edition of the biennial EuroTier animal production trade fair held in Hanover, Germany. Farmer's Weekly's journalist, Lloyd Phillips had the privilege of attending this leading.

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...

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