In-depth

In-depth

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...

Meat rabbit farming: A niche waiting to be explored

With some knowledgeable input, the correct infrastructure and a contract that leaves the marketing to someone else, prospective meat rabbit farmers can be assured...

Oorwinteringsopsies in die Oos-Kaapse suurveld

Die term suurveld is uit die trekboerdae oorgeërf toe boere met hul vee tussen die sogenaamde “suurveld” en “soetveld” getrek het om aan die...

Prepare your animals for the feedlot

Feedlotting is a popular topic at farmer’s days and other agricultural gatherings. The focus of these discussions is mainly the measures taken by a...

Die ekonomiese implikasies van wolskeerfrekwensies

Wanneer ’n produsent besluit om die skeerpatroon van sy wolskape te verander, kan dit ’n rits ekonomiese en ander implikasies inhou. Daarom moet die...

Agro-processing of berries and cherries

Written by Theresa Siebert, Agricultural Research Council – Institute for Agricultural Engineering. Read part 2 of this article on agro-processing of berries and cherries in the August...

Fracking in the Karoo: Opportunity or threat?

The peaceful Karoo, where everyone respects and appreciates the earth, has come in the international spotlight over the past few years. At first it...

Lae-lewering drup vir doeltreffende besproeiing

Dis lank reeds ’n feit dat spaarsamige watergebruik in Suid-Afrika en die res van Afrika noodsaaklik is. Suid-Afrika is ’n waterskaars land en onlangse...

Zimbabwean ex-farmer compensation: Leaving the land behind

Michael Carter and his family used to run a successful farm in Marondera, 72km east of Harare, Zimbabwe. It had been an established Zimbabwean enterprise,...