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Kgalagadi Farmers’ Day – Riaan Dames

Kgalagadi Farmers’ Day – Riaan Dames

About 200 livestock farmers from South Africa and Botswana gathered at Duncan Serapelwane’s farm, Taylor Span, in the sweltering Kgalagadi desert for a farmers’ day. Rian Dames, a pasture specialist who has worked on government and private farms, including in Namibia, spoke about the importance of rotational grazing, especially during the drier seasons.

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Kgalagadi Farmers’ Day – Tebogo Serapelwane

Kgalagadi Farmers’ Day – Tebogo Serapelwane

About 200 livestock farmers from South Africa and Botswana gathered at Duncan Serapelwane’s farm, Taylor Span, in the sweltering Kgalagadi desert for a farmers’ day. Tebogo Serapelwane, Chief Research Technician at the Agricultural Research Council’s Vryburg bull testing station, gave advice on practical bull management.

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Kgalagadi Farmers’ Day – Tsholofelo Moyo

Kgalagadi Farmers’ Day – Tsholofelo Moyo

About 200 livestock farmers from South Africa and Botswana gathered at Duncan Serapelwane’s farm, Taylor Span, in the sweltering Kgalagadi desert for a farmers’ day. Tsholofelo Moyo from Dikhukhung Barolong Farms in Botswana told the audience how Duncan’s mentorship had transformed her farming operation.

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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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