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Mohair South Africa under new management

As Mohair South Africa’s new general manager, Lindsay Humphreys executes the board’s strategic decisions to ensure the sustainability and growth of...

Creep feeding gives sheep farmers the edge

In the contemporary agricultural landscape, scientific advances help farmers boost production, good genetics are available and affordable, additional infrastructure improves margins and management is...

Science supports groundwater management

The oceans contain 97% of the earth’s water and of the remaining 3%, which is freshwater, 2% is locked up in glaciers and the...

Make calf health a priority during winter

The approach of winter means it is time to wean calves. Weaning, associated with significant stress for calves and their dams, can have a...

Conservation agriculture: Much more than no-till

“Truly understanding the principle of conservation agriculture was a lightbulb moment for me. It has shed light on the way forward, and each day...

How to erect a small-scale milking shed

Milk has been described as nature’s most complete source of food. The contribution of milk to mankind is recognised globally and continues to meet...

SA goat breeds suit the Zimbabwean landscape

Pathisani Ncube has a wholly indigenous flock of 15 goats that he rears on a 90ha farm in Inyathi, 70km north of Bulawayo. Kalahari...

Read Stockfarm in July

Although winter is not typically associated with parasite- and heat-related diseases, we live in a country and on a continent where our winters are...

Veeplaas Boland Brahman stud: Dream it, do it

We recently checked in with the Veeplaas Boland Brahman stud, one of the very first herds established as part of the Veeplaas School Herds project. “The...

Read Stockfarm in June

While the drought continues in some areas and a difficult winter awaits many farmers, things are looking positive for agriculture as a whole, as...