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Applying veld management techniques to survive seasonal dry spells

During a farmers’ event hosted by Duncan Serapelwane, Riaan Dames, a seasoned pasture specialist with more than three decades of experience in veld management, imparted valuable grazing management advice. The event took place at farm Taylor Span, just outside Heuningvlei village near the Botswana border in North West.

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Managing bulls for long-term profitability

Bulls are an essential investment for livestock farmers, but they can also be a costly one. During a Kgalagadi farmers’ day organised by his brother, Duncan Serapelwane, at Taylor Span farm in Heuningvlei, Tebogo Serapelwane, the chief research technician at Vryburg bull testing station, spoke to farmers about the critical role of managing their investments for long-term profitability.

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Weed control key to ending cutworm plague

Before farmers can effectively combat cutworms, the weeds that feed and protect them must be effectively controlled, says Prof Johnnie van den Berg, head of the Integrated Pest Management Group at North-West University.

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