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Botswana citrus growers join the Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa

The CGA hopes to help maximise the long-term profitability and sustainability of Botswana growers, by providing them with increased access to global markets, assisting them to optimise the ...

29 Sep 2022 · 2 min read

How drones and robots could help feed the world

Outside, drones fly overhead, keeping an unflinching eye on crops and cattle, while driverless tractors plough the fields precisely and robots methodically gather the harvest. Meanwhile, ...

29 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

Bushwakka is the outdoorsman’s dream at Cape NAMPO

If you are looking for a compact off-road trailer or camper, look no further than Bushwakka 4x4.  Bushwakka aims to build the lightest, toughest and best off-road camping trailers in ...

28 Sep 2022 · < 1 min read

Rotrix Irrigation makes efficient irrigation possible

Rotrix Africa Rainmaker Irrigation Systems are the most effective and cost-efficient travelling irrigation system available in Africa. Rotrix Africa has been in business for more than 40 ...

28 Sep 2022 · < 1 min read

The ultimate in luxury camping – Bushwakka

Do you have a passion for the great outdoors and camping? If so, Bushwakka is the company to go to for all of your needs and wants related to the great outdoors. "If you are in the ...

28 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

Business

Managing agricultural loans

Obtaining a loan for an agricultural project is one of the best things that can happen for a farmer who needs financing. Without funds, nothing moves on a farm. Over 30% of loans taken by ...

21 Sep 2022 · 4 min read

Maximum harvest is not maximum profit

Dr Gawie du Toit's fertilization experiment with maize in collaboration with Ermelo High School and TLU SA, has proven once again that the pursuit of maximum harvest must be tempered with ...

9 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

Stay safe with HJN Training

Security and safety are very important factors in any business. HJN Training is a tertiary training company that trains people in security and safety in the private sector. The ...

9 Sep 2022 · 4 min read

CdP Auctioneering Services: At your service for game and stock auctions

CdP Auctioneering Services offers a wide range of services. Whether it's industrial, commercial or residential real estate, repossessions, redundancies or refined collectables, he’s sold ...

6 Sep 2022 · < 1 min read

At the helm of the tobacco industry

The pioneers of commercial tobacco production, The British South Africa Company, could not have fathomed that what seemingly began as a production option to growing food crops and raising ...

17 Aug 2022 · 5 min read

Livestock

Poultry farming part 6.2: Biosecurity

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is one of the deadliest diseases for poultry throughout the world, and some strains may affect humans, who might die from it. AI, or bird flu, ...

28 Sep 2022 · 9 min read

Elmic Beef hosts their 22nd auction with success

Elmic is situated in the highlands of the Eastern Free State. Their philosophy is the natural management of veld grass for animal production. And it shows in the genetics of their ...

27 Sep 2022 · < 1 min read

Jacaranda Ile de France auction reaches record price for Hageland Ile de France ram

The annual Jakaranda Ile de France Auction offers buyers a chance to purchase top genetics from the respected Hageland Ile de France stud. During the event, a record price was achieved ...

27 Sep 2022 · < 1 min read

How to store your stock feed properly

Stock feed is the feed manufactured for livestock animals to meet the requirements of a certain species. It can be produced in a mash, crumble, or pelleted form. Livestock is an ...

27 Sep 2022 · 2 min read

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle: Part 12 Interior layout of t...

The interior design of your dairy can make or break your operation. With some clever thinking beforehand, your dairy will become a place of pride for generations to come. Doors Because ...

27 Sep 2022 · 7 min read

Innovation

How drones and robots could help feed the world

Outside, drones fly overhead, keeping an unflinching eye on crops and cattle, while driverless tractors plough the fields precisely and robots methodically gather the harvest. Meanwhile, ...

29 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

Bushwakka is the outdoorsman’s dream at Cape NAMPO

If you are looking for a compact off-road trailer or camper, look no further than Bushwakka 4x4.  Bushwakka aims to build the lightest, toughest and best off-road camping trailers in ...

28 Sep 2022 · < 1 min read

The ultimate in luxury camping – Bushwakka

Do you have a passion for the great outdoors and camping? If so, Bushwakka is the company to go to for all of your needs and wants related to the great outdoors. "If you are in the ...

28 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

Soil research equipment from Van Walt South Africa

It goes without saying that the welfare of your soil is intrinsic to agricultural health because when soil is healthy, it provides the nutrients and moisture crops need. A healthy soil can ...

26 Sep 2022 · 4 min read

The energy solution: Rentech, your ultimate renewable energy provider

Part of the AutoX family, Rentech was established in 2001 as a dedicated provider of renewable energy products and services. With a focus on supplying local and selected African markets, ...

6 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

Mechanisation

NEW HOLLAND T6000 and T7000: No compromise on performance and productivity

The flexible T6000 tractor range satisfy the demands of many operations. New Holland’s formula for outstand­ing T6000 tractor performance involves mixing raw power and superior control ...

26 Sep 2022 · 4 min read

John Deere 5E Utility Tractors: Built for Africa

Golden opportunities were opened for farmers when, in June 2021, Tata Zambia and John Deere partnered and expanded their footprint within the Zambian community to support a fast-growing ...

26 Sep 2022 · 4 min read

Rumax hammermills fit your needs and your pocket

Preparing feed for animals can be a tedious daily task, but with a machine manufacturer like Rumax in your corner, this task will be done efficiently and without hassles. Rumax manufactures ...

26 Sep 2022 · 5 min read

Whether you farm big or small: ETG Logistics has the mechanisation answer you need

Whether you plough and plant from horizon to horizon, or just a small patch of green fodder or silage maize for your livestock, all farmers have one thing in common: they need reliable ...

14 Sep 2022 · 6 min read

Fuel Saving Facts – Small actions can boost profitability

With fuel contributing heavily to a farmer’s input costs, every fuel increase has an effect on the farm’s bottom line. Following a few basic rules that focus on fuel economy will help ...

7 Sep 2022 · 7 min read

Crops

Processing of condiments Part 22: Barbecue sauce, cheese sauce and cottage cheese

Barbecue sauce During barbecue-style cooking, barbeque sauce is used as a flavouring sauce, marinade, or basting for pork, beef and chicken. Barbeque sauce is a ubiquitous condiment that ...

28 Sep 2022 · 18 min read

Ancient African food Part 5.2: Marama, lablab and bambara beans

Legumes are a staple in many developing countries. Besides being a valuable source of protein, it also enriches the soil in which it grows. In this series, we highlight traditional crops ...

26 Sep 2022 · 6 min read

Hydroponics for Africa: Here is an opportunity!

The main asset utilised for farming in Africa is soil, a mixture of or­ganic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms for that sustain plant growth. The optimum use of this ...

26 Sep 2022 · 5 min read

Meet Hughna Dlodlo, the crop whisperer

Intellectual knowledge blended with practical experience is always a well-balanced combination in any profes­sion. In a sector such as agriculture, the value such an individual brings on ...

26 Sep 2022 · 5 min read

Processing of condiments Part 21: Grape vinegar

Vinegar is the sour liquid obtained by naturally fermenting the juice of any fruit, cereal or sugar substances. Fermented grape juice, that is wine, is used as the starting material to ...

26 Sep 2022 · 4 min read

People

CNH Industrial puts women empowerment first

What is a woman in one word? That entirely depends on who you ask, but for the ladies working at CNH Industrial, every word evokes courage and inspires other women to persevere. During ...

7 Sep 2022 · < 1 min read

How to improve father-son work relationships

Conflict between fathers and sons relates to traditional male roles. Once men understand the underlying issues, they can work to transcend their competitive instincts. “No matter what ...

31 Aug 2022 · 12 min read

Momentum Metropolitan’s Women in Farming Programme

All this women below is part of the Momentum Metropolitan’s Women in Farming Programme. The programme is on a mission to enhance the skills of young female farmers to enable and ...

30 Aug 2022 · 9 min read

Case IH Women’s month — Franelyn (Lollie) Hoffman: Every farmer is unique

Her love for agriculture was ingrained in her as she grew up on a farm and later farmed with her late husband. Today she carries on his legacy on behalf of her four children, serving her ...

19 Aug 2022 · < 1 min read

Brucellosis destroyed my life and this could happen to you too!

Dr. Frans Banting, a veterinarian who was infected with brucellosis nearly 40 years ago, tells his story and hopefully this will help all of us realize how devastating this disease is; and ...

24 Jun 2022 · 8 min read

News & Events

Botswana citrus growers join the Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa

The CGA hopes to help maximise the long-term profitability and sustainability of Botswana growers, by providing them with increased access to global markets, assisting them to optimise the ...

29 Sep 2022 · 2 min read

Tech news: Less is more with sustainable farming

Gator made from recycled parts. A bonnet made from plastic bottles pulled from the Mississippi river, and a storage compartment made from ground coconut are only a couple of the surprising ...

26 Sep 2022 · 5 min read

Algar Livestock Handling Equipment has products that help reduce labour

Whether you farm with sheep or cattle, Algar Livestock Handling Equipment has a product for you. These products assist farmers to reduce labour and make work more effective. They also ...

22 Sep 2022 · < 1 min read

Flickswitch’s SIMcontrol is the solution for managing SIMs at scale

Flickswitch is a company with a solution for SIM control at scale. It partners with mobile network operators to enable its customers to better manage SIM cards on a large scale. Flickswitch ...

22 Sep 2022 · < 1 min read

2022 FISP delay setback

Farmers are concerned with the reported delays in finalizing the procurement processes for the 2022 Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) fertilisers. Most small-scale farmers depend on ...

22 Sep 2022 · 2 min read
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