In-depth

In-depth

Rebuilding female herds after the drought

Most livestock producers in the central and northern interior are emerging from a severe drought cycle that dragged on for approximately three to four...

Potatoes promote food security

Rising production costs and careful utilisation of water to prevent the deterioration of quality, are some of the major challenges facing the potato industry...

The dairy industry and its food safety challenges

Just like any other perishable food industry, the South African dairy industry today faces many challenges in the food safety discipline, whether upstream or...

Rhino genetics should be conserved

Rhino genetics are characterised by small populations and genetic bottlenecks. Efforts to conserve genetic diversity aim to slow down the inevitable extinction rate of...

Provision of suitable alternative post-eviction housing

A frequently asked question that causes enormous delays in the eviction process, is who is responsible for providing suitable alternative housing to the occupier...

Agricultural land: Asset, investment or consumption?

There is currently much talk about the value of agricultural land and the fact that land prices seem to have decreased during 2017. The...

Every silage analysis tells a story

Every so often a producer or his nutritionist has to analyse his silage. Part of the Santam Agriculture National Silage Competition, hosted by Stockfarm/Veeplaas,...

MyFarmWeb™: Turning data into profit

Data is the life-blood flowing through computers each day – invisible threads linking people around the globe. By the year 2020 you will create...

Wat sê kuilvoerontledings vir ons?

Dit gebeur dikwels dat ’n produsent of sy voedingkundige ’n ontleding van sy kuilvoer laat doen. Wat sê kuilvoerontledings vir ons? In die Santam Landbou Nasionale...

The how and why of crop estimates

Each month the agricultural sector awaits the revised forecast estimates to keep updated with production figures as the season progresses. But why are these...