SA meat goat industry draws interest

The South African meat goat industry (Boer goats and Kalahari Reds) is gathering so much interest that Boer goat clubs can’t keep up with the demand for breeding material. Due to the widespread drought last season, many farmers were forced to sell their animals, but they have kept ewes to…

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It’s time to vaccinate animals, says RuVasa

The beginning of the rainy season also means farmers should expect an increase in several animal diseases. The latest monthly report of the Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa’s (RuVasa), compiled by dr. Faffa Malan, indicates that as soon as rainfall increases, problems with parasites will follow suit. Farmers are…

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Possible revival of international groundnut market for SA farmers

Large maize harvests combined with large carry-over stock could mean South African grain farmers will have to turn to planting more groundnuts in the coming season. Higher yields and prices in the previous season can now stimulate local markets to explore historic markets and exploit new opportunities. Data from GrainSA…

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Aquaculture: Put food on the table and earn a promising extra income

Aquaculture is enjoying unprecedented growth worldwide. For local farmers, it offers an opportunity to diversify profitably. Aquaculture (fish farming) is not a quick fix to get you out of trouble but is rather a diversification that can help your cash flow if your main farming enterprise is taking strain. Charles…

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