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Excise duties: Government takes note of wine industry’s plea

The South African wine industry acknowledges the greater understanding from the government with the announcement of the latest excise duties during the 2020 Budget...

A worm strategy that counters resistance

Worm resistance remains a tricky issue to navigate, even if you have a carefully considered worm control programme for your livestock. Stockfarm spoke to...

An optimistic outlook for pome fruit growers

A normal pome fruit season is anticipated for the 2020 season. With good 2019 winter rain, many of the growers can prepare a good...

Agricultural leaders comment on the 2020 Budget Speech

The much-anticipated Budget Speech for 2020 was delivered by finance minister Tito Mboweni on 26 February in Cape Town. In his speech, the minister...

Forum to explore Brazil-SA biofuel and energy partnerships

The Embassy of Brazil in South Africa is set to host a high-level policy forum in Pretoria in March 2020 to highlight...

Ventersdorp farmer gets a birthday surprise

Theunis Bouwer from Ventersdorp is the lucky recipient of a brand-new Massey Ferguson tractor, compliments of the Engen Win a Tractor competition. The handover...

The dangers of used oil on farms

As a result of old-fashioned farming practices, contaminated oil is dripping into agricultural land across South Africa and contaminating our groundwater and rivers.

#SONA2020: Agricultural organisations comment

Agri SA and the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) recently expressed their views on the State of the Nation Address (SONA), which president Cyril Ramaphosa...

Tractor sales significantly down in January

January tractor sales of 333 units were significantly (14%) less than the 388 units sold in January last year. January combine harvester...

Feed sector regulators discuss critical issues with IFIF and FAO

The 13th annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organised by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) in co-operation with the Food and...