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The SA cattle and sheep market – Part 7: Benchmarks

Since our country partakes in imports and exports, South African livestock producers must...
AquAdvantage Salmon

AquAdvantage Salmon: A different kettle of fish

The story of AquAdvantage Salmon is an interesting one. Aquaculture is one of...

The SA cattle and sheep market – Part 6: Producer analysis

The previous five parts of this series focused on the livestock market, which...
farmers, support

Opinion piece: No two farmers are the same – why should their support be?

Most South Africans realise the importance of a prosperous, representative agricultural sector, which...
free-range pig farming, free-range pork

Free-range pig farming: How it differs from intensive systems

Free-range pork, poultry and other livestock products have gained popularity in recent years....
weaner trends

The SA cattle and sheep market – Part 5: Weaner price trends

The first four parts of this series focused on red meat demand and...

The South African cattle and sheep market – Part 4: Beef indicators and trends

The third part of this series focused on the trade indicators and price...
sheep mutton indicators

The South African cattle and sheep market – Part 3: Indicators and trends

In the first two parts of this market series we saw that the...

The South African cattle and sheep market – Part 2: Demand

In the first part of this series we looked at the supply of...

Illegal hunting with dogs: What farmers can do

In many ways awareness is the precursor to change. Illegal hunting with dogs,...
Plaas TV

The South African cattle and sheep market – Part 1: Supply

Livestock production in South Africa is as old as the hills. The sheep...

South African fresh produce industry: What the experts say

Like many other industries, South Africa’s R100 billion per year fresh produce industry...

Selfregulering bevorder mededingendheid in die graan- en oliesadewaardeketting

Die konsep van bankwese het sy oorsprong uit ’n suksesvolle landbousektor in die...
water

The hidden role of water on the earth

Water is the most precious substance on earth and this fact has been...
buying trends

Investigating the effect of COVID-19 on consumer buying trends

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it, especially for consumers....

Weird and wonderful veggies

Consumers have been spoiled for choice with shelves filled with new weird and...
milk

Milk and microbes: A match made in heaven

Fermented milk has been part of human history for a very long time...

Growing hemp in South Africa: A long road ahead

Nowadays, more attention is being paid to alternative crops and hemp is certainly...

Oxygen types that damage crops in extreme weather conditions

Oxygen is best known as a life-giving gas without which life as we...

Masterplan sweetens sugar industry outlook

South Africa’s sugar industry has weathered many storms in recent years. These include...

The importance of agrometeorological knowledge in agriculture

COVID-19 infections reached its peak in South Africa by the middle of August...
short time

Understanding short time and its implications

The COVID-19 pandemic has already had severe implications, either directly or indirectly, for...
citrus

South Africa’s 2020 citrus season: Headed for the best outcome

In 2019, citrus growers from Southern Africa shipped a record crop of close...

Electronic auctions: The new normal?

Many auction houses, buyers and producers have embraced electronic auctions in order to...

Plaas TV: Kan landbouversekering risiko’s troef?

Landbou en risiko loop hand aan hand, dit is iets wat nooit gaan...

#Farmfare: Blueberry bonanza recipes

While South Africa is relatively new to the...

The intricacies of cultivars and cultivar development

Crops and cultivars as we know them today, did not exist in the...

Invasive alien plants: Identifying intruders timeously

In South Africa, an estimated 1,44 billion cubic metres of water is lost...

Considering the legal and IP implications of gene editing

Chyreene Truluck. Global food security is increasingly challenging in...

Driving efficiencies with precision agriculture

Technology and precision agriculture are changing the world we live in and the...