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    Farming experience with Evelyne Sakala Simbeye

    by Zainab Pandor “Nothing is impossible. By devoting my time to farming, I am contributing to feeding the nation.” – Evelyne Sakala Simbeye Evelyne Sakala Simbeye’s 6 hectare farm is located in New Makeni. She and her husband own another 8 hectares of farmland in close proximity where they produce dryland crops including 2,5 hectares […] More

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    Reclaiming acidic or alkaline soils by correct use of ETG’s lime products

    Soil pH is a measure of hydronium ion (H3O+, or more commonly the H+) activity in the soil solution. Activity is similar to concentration in non-salt affected soils. Soil pH influences many facets of crop production and soil chemistry, including the availability of nutrients and toxic substances, activities and the nature of microbial populations, as […] More

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    Tractor safety and maintenance

    Tractor safety and maintenance is the first article in our new mechanisation series. The best attitude towards accidents is preventative care and caution. Mishaps and injuries happen before you realise it. The same goes for your tractor. Your attitude towards break-downs should always be preventative. Tractor safety: Before you start a tractor, you must know […] More

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    Farmers with vision harvest rainwater

    A farmer will never have too much water. There is always a place on his farm where he can utilise it, and it will always be directly beneficial to his yields. We have a particular problem during our long dry season, and every drop counts after the rains stops. Saving and retaining water for agriculture […] More

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    SOIL: The farmer’s most important asset

    Martiens du Plessis, Soil Scientist, NWK Limited & Prof Cornie van Huyssteen, Lecturer: Soil Science, University of the Free State ProAgri Zambia acknowledges Grain SA for the use of this series which originally appeared in Afrikaans in SA Graan/Grain. Soil is the most fundamental resource for the farmer, without which food and natural fibre cannot […] More

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    Farmers support a good cause on the golf course

    The golfing community of Lusaka includes many people from the agricultural community and they all have one particular annual highlight: The corporate charity golf day organised by the DRCZ (Dutch Reformed Church of Zambia). This year it was held on 7 September at the Lusaka Golf Club. This was the eleventh annual golf day and […] More

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    Tiger Chicks hosts Indian River Broiler Farmer Workshop in Zambia

    Indian River® customer Tiger Chicks recently hosted an informative workshop for 73 broiler farmers in Lusaka, Zambia. Tiger Chicks, a business unit of leading South African integrated poultry producer Astral Foods, is a breeder farm and hatchery that produces day-old broiler chicks for the African market. The workshop addressed broiler management topics such as brooding […] More

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    How to handle your beef cattle

    This month we take a look at the central complex and all the activities surrounding it. This central complex is the heart of the feedlot. Cattle are received, sorted and handled here. Cattle ready for marketing are dispatched from here. The design of these handling facilities must simplify the execution of important tasks in the […] More

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    With Bonnox , fencing is easy

    “It is easy as pie to erect Bonnox fencing. I saw it in ProAgri for the first time three years ago,” says Floris Venter from Bloemfontein in central South Africa. Floris already fenced in 300 hectares for a game/wildlife farm. It is 8 km of fencing. Floris says it is not as big as some […] More

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    Popcorn company succeeds

    New silos are popping up all over the Karoo in central South Africa nowadays. And the name proudly displayed on most of these silos is GSI – the largest manufacturer of grain storage equipment in the world. When you visit Biggi Brands, manufacturer and distributor of popcorn, just outside Hopetown in the Northern Cape province […] More

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    Seed Co is your all-in-one seed solution

    As a research and development company involved in seed production, processing, distribution and marketing, Seed Co Zambia is a major role player in the Zambian agricultural sector. Seed Co’s products include certified maize, hybrid and other seeds such as wheat, soy beans, sorghum, sugar beans, groundnuts and vegetable seeds. Seed Co Zambia is a subsidiary […] More

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