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    Maxxis Tyres: The tyre every farmer needs to go off-road

    In today’s life nobody can be left beside the road with a flat or burst tyre. It is just too dangerous. That is why farmers will invest in a good quality and long lasting durable tyre for their vehicle. Farmers also need tyres that can handle the off-roads on farms and for the times they […] More

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    Valley Irrigation in Africa: Crops and farmers thrive under Valley®

    Valley® offers outstanding service to farmers across the sub-continent, including Zimbabwe. The main crops in Zimbabwe are maize, tobacco, wheat, and citrus. Valley® pivots apply the right amount of water exactly where and when it is needed for your crops. Valley® has a wide range of options and features available, including span length, pipe size, […] More

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    For a firm and even seedbed get LEMKEN’s Rubin 12 and Karat 9

    LEMKEN’s Rubin 12 cuts the crop residues after harvest time and deposits it in the top soil. It all starts with your seedbed. The seedbed largely determines the germination of your crops and the ultimate success of your harvest. That’s why Skippies Joubert from Gideon Joubert Boerdery outside Luckhoff has been using LEMKEN’s Rubin 12/500KUA […] More

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    Farm tools that make life easier for her

    For the average South African man, battery-powered equipment might equate to alcohol-free beer; weak and expensive! But that myth’s been busted – to the applause of women, especially those in farming. “There is so much evidence to validate the current move to battery power, particularly in agriculture, and especially for women,” explains Jenna Robinson, Go […] More

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    Reinke Irrigation: Use less water and increase your yields

    Efficient water use is very important everywhere in Africa because water is scarce and every drop counts. That is why wise farmers benefit from Reinke’s irrigation systems. The most popular irrigation products of Reinke in Africa are their centre pivots. “Reinke use high-quality steel and V-ring seals that increase the life expectancy of a pivot,” […] More

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    SA consumer food price inflation likely to moderate somewhat in 2022

    The data released by Statistics South Africa this morning shows that consumer food price inflation slowed marginally to 5,9% in December 2021 from 6,0% in November. The product prices underpinning this slight moderation include bread, cereals, and fish. For the whole of 2021, the consumer food price inflation averaged 6,5% (compared with 4,6% y/y in […] More

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    Garob wind farm ready for commercial operation

    Garob wind farm, which is located near the remote Northern Cape town of Copperton in the Siyathemba Local Municipality, will be able to generate 573 GWh every year, potentially preventing the emission of approximately 600,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere annually. The facility is situated in the Northern Cape province, an area that is […] More

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    Know your vet: how to ensure your pets receive the best medical care

    You wouldn’t take advice and medication from a doctor who isn’t registered, would you? Similarly, you need to know that the person you’re trusting with your beloved pet’s health is legitimate, qualified and will give them the best possible care. This is where the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) comes in. As the regulatory authority […] More

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    Namibia: Sheep production figures drop due to drought

    A serious drought hampered sheep production in Namibia since 2013. There was no grazing and farmers had to sell 50% of their livestock to survive. Luckily, since the beginning of January 2021, good rains fell in Namibia and farmers are building up their livestock numbers again. Sheep production showed a shocking decrease in the last […] More

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    Avian influenza strain identified

    The initial outbreak of avian influenza H5 on a layer farm on the East Rand of Johannesburg has now been identified as HPAI H5N1. This is not the same strain that we experienced in June 2017, however any outbreak of HPAI is treated as extremely serious and virulent, and the poultry industry remains in a […] More

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    Save water and electricity with Agrico

    Water is the one natural resource without which no farmer can produce. “Everything in agriculture today revolves around good water management,” says Riaan Botha, General Manager of Green Valley Nuts of the Karstens Group near Prieska in South Africa. They produce pecan nuts on 635 hectares and maize on 470 hectares. “The agricultural sector is […] More

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