Farmer's Weekly's senior journalist Lloyd Phillips had the privilege of travelling with the XTractor around the World team for five days through KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Watch his journey here.
After a successful Agribusiness Africa Conference in 2017, Farmer's Weekly will be hosting another thought-provoking and informative event from 18-19 July 2018 at Emperors Palace.
"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.
Joel Nkuna from Nkunzi Genetics demonstrates the artificial insemination process of a cow to emerging farmers and students at the Vryburg, North West, Agricultural Research Council (ARC) grounds.
Zama Buthelezi from KwaZulu-Natal, began her farming career in 2011. Her business, She Creative House, leases the 116 ha Glentworth Farm on which Zama grows a variety of vegetables, sugar cane, and is in the process of developing fruit orchards.
Agripreneur, plant scientist, and young farmer, Thato Moagi, shares some advice for young women aspiring to get into agriculture.
Taltec managing director Greg Talbot explains how the company's cattle handling systems simplifies ear tagging, vaccinations, and parasite control among others.
Forming a fireline when conducting mopping up operations after making firebreaks, or cleaning up after a fire, should be done in a co-ordinated fashion to keep firefighters safe. The Working on Fire team demonstrates how to conduct a mop-up operation.
Top performance bulls were showcased at the ARC National Special Performance Test Class recently at the Spring Show. Watch the video to find out what makes a top performance bull.
Dehorned cattle are easier to work with, house and transport. The chances of bruising is lessened, as is the danger of injury to udders, flanks and eyes, as well as to anyone working with the animals.
Farmer’s Weekly visited farmer, PJ Hassard, on his Silvasands Farm in Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal, to learn about how the adaptability of Brahman beef cattle genetics has benefitted PJ’s commercial beef enterprise.
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.