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Watch: RMIS’s mobile handling facility

Watch: RMIS’s mobile handling facility

Around 40-50% of South Africa’s national cattle herd is owned by communal and smallholder farmers. As part of the Inclusive Growth initiative, the Red Meat Industry Services (RMIS) aims to increase production by 35% by 2030.

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Watch: Royal Agricultural Exhibition – Pomp and ceremony as award-winning livestock strut their stuff

Watch: Royal Agricultural Exhibition – Pomp and ceremony as award-winning livestock strut their stuff

The wonderful final celebration of all the magnificent, award-winning stud beef cattle and stud sheep, their breeders and their handlers at this year’s Royal Agricultural Exhibition in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, was tinged with some sadness. It is, without a doubt now, the last such livestock competition to be held at this historic and memory-filled premises. Nevertheless, the 2024 Gold Cup Parade was still full of pomp, ceremony and pride for the winning contestants and spectators alike. Join African Farming for a look at what transpired during this prestigious occasion.

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Watch: Royal Agricultural Exhibition – On-the-hoof stud beef cattle impress judges and spectators alike

Watch: Royal Agricultural Exhibition – On-the-hoof stud beef cattle impress judges and spectators alike

On day 5 of the 2024 Royal Agricultural Exhibition in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, the cattle arena was again busy with class after class of animals being closely scrutinised and assessed on-the-hoof by hawk-eyed judges. Stud stock of the Brahman, Dexter, Simmentaler and Limousin beef breeds, their breeders and their handlers have been competing for a range of prestigious titles. Some have been more successful than others, but feedback on the ground is that everyone enjoyed the day.

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Watch: Royal Agricultural Exhibition – African Farming sees the sights

Watch: Royal Agricultural Exhibition – African Farming sees the sights

African Farming journalist Lloyd Phillips was again honoured to be invited to judge the static exhibits at the 2024 Royal Agricultural Exhibition that’s currently underway in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. During his judging rounds, Lloyd had his camera with him and recorded some of the sights that are to be seen at this highly anticipated annual event. You’re invited to take a quick tour with Lloyd here. Even better, come and experience the Royal Agricultural Exhibition yourself in person. There are still two days left. C’mon over!

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Live the Ranger Life in the new Ford Ranger XL 2.0L Double Cab – the perfect combination of toughness and comfort. Designed for adventurous go-getters who value rugged style and tough practicality, this versatile bakkie effortlessly transitions between work, family and leisure activities. With its intelligent features and impressive capabilities, you can rely on this robust vehicle to handle anything that comes your way.

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How to harvest without using a litre of diesel

How to harvest without using a litre of diesel

On a scorching hot day in a stiflingly warm hall, Petrus Claasen van Eeden, a farmer from Harrismith, had the audience at African Farming’s sister magazine Landbouweekblad’s 2024 regenerative agriculture conference in Reitz on the edge of their seats with his “harvesting without using any diesel”.

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UFS research supports role of conservation agriculture in fighting climate change

UFS research supports role of conservation agriculture in fighting climate change

According to the initial findings of a study conducted by Dr Jerry Dlamini, a lecturer and researcher specialising in agronomy at the Department of Soil, Crop and Climate Sciences, University of the Free State (UFS), conservation agricultural practices, such as legume rotation and no-till practices, can potentially reduce the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions, especially highly radiative gases like nitrous oxide.

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