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    Botswana’s meat export: South African beef producers under pressure

    The Ministry of Agriculture in Botswana opened its borders to live cattle exports from September 2019 for six months. This trade directive will remain in effect until 31 March 2020, and includes exports to South Africa. “This announcement is unacceptable and creates uncertainty in the market, said Gerhard Schutte, CEO of the RPO (Red Meat […] More

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    Give your livestock a head start the Rumax 7 way

    Every farmer knows what animals eat is the basis of successful livestock production. That is why the serious livestock farmer prefers the feed mixer that gives him the best quality fodder with every mouthful that goes down an animal’s throat and which will finally determine the money that goes into the bank account. That feed […] More

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    Beweidingsopsies vir droë gebiede in SA: Tipes Weidingstelsels

    Uit ‘n Gids vir grondgebruikers, deel 2, saamgesteld deur: Claire Relton, Bonnie Schumann, Cobus Theron en dr Sue Milton-Dean, borg: Global Environment Facility Eerste en mees belangrik, word weidingstelsels in twee hoofkategorieë ingedeel: Aanhoudende beweidingstelsels en Wisselweidingstelsels. In beide gevalle kan dit geïmplementeer word met of sonder die omheining van kampe. Elk van die stelsels […] More

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    Protect livestock against theft with FarmRanger

    Do you want to know day and night, with the press of a button, what the situation with your livestock is? Then FarmRanger is the Real Mackay. FarmRanger is a product of ETSE Electronics (Pty) Ltd – a firm that has been supplying solutions since 1999 to keep track of the well-being of your flock. […] More

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    Sort and class your sheep speedily with Algar equipment

    Visitors have a feast when they view the Algar range of animal handling equipment at those agricultural shows where the firm exhibits because the friendly and knowledgeable Algar staff welcomes them heartily and know exactly what the livestock farmer needs for every job on his farm. What’s more, the implements manufactured by Algar are interesting, […] More

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    Farmers trust Agri Shalom for quality and durability

    The many satisfied farmers all over South Africa trust the dependable farm equipment designed and manufactured by Agri Shalom. Jan-Abraham Strauss is the proud owner of Agri Shalom which has its factory in Bloemfontein. They have been manufacturing farm equipment of the highest order since 1906. Today Jan-Abraham has a core of 20 experienced employees […] More

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    Beweidingsopsies vir droë gebiede in SA: Beginsels van beste praktyke

    Uit ‘n Gids vir grondgebruikers, deel 2, saamgesteld deur: Claire Relton, Bonnie Schumann, Cobus Theron en dr Sue Milton-Dean, borg: Global Environment Facility Plante moet die kans gegun word om te groei, blom, saad te produseer en te versprei. Dit moet tydens die groeiseisoen gebeur tydens ‘n tydperk waar die vee uit die kamp onttrek […] More

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    Beweidingsopsies vir droë gebiede in SA: Deel 1

    Uit ‘n Gids vir grondgebruikers, deel 2, saamgesteld deur: Claire Relton, Bonnie Schumann, Cobus Theron en dr Sue Milton-Dean, borg: Global Environment Facility Doeltreffendheid en volhoubare weidingsbestuur in droë habitatte het ten doel om langtermyn veld funksionaliteit en die biomassa van inheemse, vreetbare weidingsplante te behou of te verbeter, terwyl daar op veeproduktiwiteit gefokus word […] More

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    Keep tabs on cattle in a virtual electronic kraal

    Ian Bester remembers how he grew up on the farm and as a child always regarded his father and grandfather with awe. “My grandfather could amble through his herd and tell me exactly what the situation with every animal was. He was especially sensitive to pick up signs when an animal was not looking healthy.” […] More

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    Swakara sheep: Turn pelts into profits

    Swakara was coined as a brand name by the Karakul farmers of the then South West Africa, now Namibia, and South Africa, as their Karakul sheep had specific characteristics that those from other parts of the world did not have. Karakul sheep are multi-purpose animals originating from the dry regions of Central Asia. Since the […] More

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    Easier life for wool farmers with innovative equipment by Kanna

    “Talk to the user and find out exactly what he needs; then design it, manufacture it and test it to make sure it works as planned.” This is the Willa Nolte axiom. Willa, owner/manufacturer of the Kanna Industries equipment range, not only believes this axiom but applies it in practice. Where he exhibits his products, […] More

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    Make Bonnox a partner in your farm-smart planning

    “When I handle the wire, I can feel it is of good quality,” says Hezekiel Malesa of Brits. He has fenced his 23 hectare farm with a Bonnox fence as part of his long term farming plan. “I invest big money in the development of my Boerbok and Kalahari Red goat flocks and my farm […] More

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