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    Afrivet contributes to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation livestock strategy for Africa

    From 23 to 25 April, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted the BMGF Convening on Livestock in Dubai. The delegates included Dr Peter Oberem, CEO of South Africa’s largest locally owned animal health company, Afrivet. He was one of only two South Africans invited to attend, and the only one representing an animal health […] More

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    South Africa’s top butcheries: Cleaver Award winners announced

    The best butcheries both nationally and regionally were announced at a luncheon last week attended by senior members of the meat production and retail industry, award finalists, judges and media. This is the thirteenth year that the Cleaver Awards, which are proudly supported by Freddy Hirsch, are taking place. Launched in 2005 to meet the […] More

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    HUNTEX 2018

    The eigth annual exhibition of dealers and providers in small firearms, hunting, wildlife, and outdoor lifestyle products and services will be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, from 27 – 29 April. HuntEx2018 will focus on the youth and projects that promote youth activities​ in the hunting and outdoor community. ​HuntEx​, which was held for the […] More

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    Motorists to reel under massive fuel hike

    Fuel prices will hit record highs in May. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). “A substantial weakening of the Rand against the US dollar has combined with sharp increases in international oil prices to produce a new […] More

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    SOIL: The farmer’s most important asset – PART 24: Soil classification (i)

    ProAgri Zambia acknowledges Grain SA for the use of this series which originally appeared in Afrikaans in SA Graan/Grain. In the previous two articles in this series, the soil formation factors and processes were discussed. With these factors and processes in action, it gives rise to a variety of chemical, physical and morphological characteristics. These […] More

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    Make more from your crops

    By Theresa Siebert, Petrus Britz, Pr Eng and Agrelek The protein extracted from soy beans is a very high quality protein and contributes significantly to muscle growth. It also increases the nutritional value of certain foods because it contains a complete amino acid profile. Moreover, it also reduces the changes of heart disease and the […] More

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    Spray to protect your crops

    Compiled by J Fuls (Pr Eng) It is always beneficial for a farmer to fully understand how all the tools and devices used on the farm work. First, better understanding means better operation and second, in the event of a breakdown the farmer often has to improvise to fix his equipment, especially when no spare […] More

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    Build a sheep farm with Bonnox

    Intensive and meticulous planning preceded Ian Wyeth’s move from town to a farm to take up sheep husbandry. One of the solutions that accompanied him was Bonnox. “For years, I have lived in the southern part of Pretoria and frequently passed the Bonnox factory,” he said. “Their name on the roof is visible from afar.” Bonnox […] More

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    ETG Inputs Zambia Ltd: Look what Agritech Expo 2018 has to offer

    ETG Inputs Zambia Ltd is renowned for their huge contribution to Zambian agriculture and they will show great presence at the Agritech 2018 expo. They are part of the ETG Inputs Holding Co Ltd with its headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In Zambia, the fertiliser and agricultural inputs representative of ETG is operating as […] More

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    Sheep farming made easy

    We thank the ARC Institute for Agricultural Engineering in South Africa who made their manual on sheep production and facilities available to the readers of ProAgri Zambia. Ventilation requirements Any building will exercise an influence on the relative moisture content, quality of the air, the temperature, as well as the amount and quality of light […] More

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    Winning with your cattle through winter

    Winter can be the most challenging time for the farmer, his cattle and his land. Not only is this the most challenging time, but it is also the most expensive due to the need for supplementary feeding. It is common practice to allow the cattle to graze maize stover which can be defined as the […] More

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    Advice from Tiger Feeds: Use all your senses to produce bright broilers

    The primary objective of broiler management is to achieve the required bird performance in terms of its live weight, feed conversion, uniformity and meat yield, within the existing economic constraints. True broiler farming requires positive and constant human interaction with the broiler and its environment. The broiler farmer must be constantly ‘in tune’ with, and […] More

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