Tuesday, November 12, 2019

FarmBiz is a unique monthly magazine aimed at agribusinesses and top farmers.

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FarmBiz is a unique monthly magazine aimed at agribusinesses and top farmers. Once again enjoy a treasure of agricultural industry knowledge in the November 2019 edition of Farmbiz. In this edition we look, among others, at the drivers of profitable cattle farming.

Look forward to articles on:

  • Feedback on Nation in Conversation at Nampo Cape.
  • A dry bean industry overview.
  • A visit to the fruit farms of Mahela Group.
  • Insights into the local leather and hides market.
  • Walnut farming in South Africa.
  • Integrated pest management of biological invasions.
  • Olive and herb processing.
  • Bottled water vs tap water.
  • Production and processing of berries.
  • HR management on farms.
  • Legal issues.
  • Labour issues.
  • And much more!

Keep an eye out for the magazine in selected retail stores. FarmBiz is also available on a monthly subscription basis, contact Beauty Mthombeni on 064 890 6941 or beauty@plaasmedia.co.za. Or SMS “Subscribe” and your phone number to 064 890 6941 and we will phone you back.

Cookhouse citrus industry thrives

There is no doubt that the notion of thriving citrus orchards would have seemed...

Latest trends in apple and pear production

South African apple and pear producers and exporters need to take note of...

Salad with sausage and apple

With warmer weather comes more meals with salads. If you have missed having...

The changing face of agricultural education and training

Agricultural education and training (AET) in South Africa are facing several challenges in...

Local nut production continues to grow

South Africa’s diverse climatic conditions are suited to the production of most nuts, including groundnuts...

A look inside the SA leather and hide industry

South Africa’s leather industry has come a long way from mainly supplying leather boots...

Invasive alien plants and their impact on water use

Experts warn that in addition to the energy crisis, South Africans face another looming...

Nation in Conversation: Unpacking the agricultural industry

Four years ago, the Nation in Conversation agri talk show series was launched...

Repo rate cuts and the agricultural economy

In July this year the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to cut the repo...

Spier: A sustainable South African winery

CNN International recently visited Spier wine farm, one of the Cape’s oldest estates. Established...

It’s raining nuts in the Karoo

Agriculture in the Eastern Cape normally leans towards various livestock and citrus undertakings....

Biotech crops help producers overcome challenges

South Africa’s biotech crop adoption increased a further 3% in just one year between...

Africa’s top five superfoods

Superfoods have been a buzzword for a few years now and usually refer...

Organic meat production in SA: what you need to know

There is a growing global consumer trend to select and buy organic products,...

Sustaining South African honeybees

The April edition of FarmBiz featured an overview of the threats that bees...

Deciduous fruit: The when and where of SA production

Deciduous fruit refer to the fruit of trees, shrubs and vines that lose...

Moringa, the miracle tree

Moringa has developed an impressive following the last few decades, with disciples praising its...

Undercover farming helps overcome climate change challenges

Climate change involves rising average temperatures and extreme weather events; as global weather patterns...

Starting your very own charcuterie

Bragging that he can make bacon from mutton during a night of revelry...

The low-down on metals and other elements in foodstuffs

On 15 June 2018, new regulations were published in the Government Gazette regarding...

Certified organic, pasture-based, poultry production

The Ferreira family of Moedskepvlakte farm near Kirkwood, in the Eastern Cape’s Sundays River...

Lamb – healthy and delicious

Although red meat has been on the proverbial chopping block a few times for...

Market segmentation of edible vegetable oils

There are many types of vegetable oils suitable for human consumption. These oils are...

The buzz about bees

The world is abuzz with talk about bees. It is virtually impossible to scroll...

Growing spineless cactus pear as livestock feed source

The University of the Free State (UFS) is promoting sun-dried spineless cactus pear (Opuntia...

Pig out with versatile pork

Pork is a healthy, versatile and very affordable meat. Pork recently had a bit...

Wine grapes: Different cultivars and products

Wine is an alcoholic beverage produced through the fermentation of grapes or fruit. It...

Value adding gives pork production wings

Last year’s listeriosis outbreak was a clear demonstration to the owners of Mockford...

Niche farming in South Africa: A short overview

In this article looks at niche markets in the agricultural industry. We...

An introduction to heirloom vegetables

You have probably heard of heirloom or heritage vegetables. You might also have noticed...