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Mineral supplementation for ruminants

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes This article provides a brief overview of a very important but complex...

Old Mutual Insure and SwiftVee join forces

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes New technology and the use of data affect every industry, and agriculture...

Sustainable farming achievable for local co-op

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Additional funding for an emerging cattle farmers’ co-op in the Theewaterskloof Municipality,...

Jan Masiu: Building a family business

Bush, on the left, and Jan Masiu. For Jan Masiu, who used to earn his living as a...

Wean without stress and increase productivity

Stress undoubtedly has a detrimental effect on livestock productivity. One of the most stressful times in a cow/calf production system is weaning. The challenge...

NERPO announces the retirement of Aggrey Mahanjana

The founder and group managing director of National Emergent Red Meat Producers' Organisation (NERPO), Aggrey Mahanjana has decided to retire as the...

Zippo Lamprecht: Breeding the best of the best

Zippo Lamprecht of Mynhardsrus, south of Dewetsdorp in the Free State, is the fifth generation Lamprecht on this farm. In 2020 his...

Farms are going to need different kinds of robots

This article about robots in agriculture was originally published by BBC News. Read it here. On a lush, green...

Rotational grazing for animal productivity

The term ‘rotational grazing’ is very often misinterpreted and has become closely aligned with a very rigid system where decisions based on...

Piet Mothepu: Creating a legacy as a cattle farmer

Piet Mothepu and his wife, Maria, have been farming on Kirkdale in the Koppies area of the Free State for three years.