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Afrivet and African Farming will be giving away 13 hampers with animal care products to readers and viewers. In the hamper, you will find the following products: Afrivet training manual1 L FibremaxRTU A.C.T. LA disinfectantAfrivet weight estimation bandAfriPhrase bookletCoolbagCapNotebookPenShopping bag How to enter: Sms “Afrivet” to 33677. SMS costs R1,50.…

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Watch the full episodes of African Farming season 1 here!

African Farming Episode 1 : Koos and Clifford Mthimkulu are building a family legacy (Full Episode) https://youtu.be/lt2tYlgnZmQ African Farming Episode 2 - Palesa Moahlodi never gave up! (Full Episode) https://youtu.be/Cm4WGmYcTns African Farming Episode 3: Cocky Mokoka is a shepherd of the soil (Full episode) https://youtu.be/cqzhVBWcXgo African Farming Episode 4: Duncan…

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Koos and Clifford Mthimkulu: Building a family legacy

Few things are as satisfying to a farmer than when his son (or daughter!) returns to the family farm to take their legacy of hard work and sacrifice further. It was no different when Clifford Mthimkulu joined his dad, Koos, on the family’s mixed farming operation in Senekal in the…

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Clifford (right) grew up helping his father, Koos (left), a former farm labourer. They continue to work together on the farm Koos acquired and built into an award-winning enterprise.

Seed and herbicide spreading made easy

If you own a vehicle with a 12-volt power source, whether it is a quad bike, bakkie or tractor, Terrapro has a cost-effective and multi-purpose seed and herbicide applicator for you. Are you looking for a machine designed for specialist application of small seeds, such as canola, grass and lucerne,…

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Female farmers digging in for the greater good

The first crop of female farmers has completed the first phase of Momentum Metropolitan Foundation’s Women in Farming programme in Pietermaritzburg. This programme seeks to upskill and integrate the young farmers into value chains, in the process stimulating rural food security and local economies. Robyn Joubert reports on an initiative that’s tapping into agriculture for the greater good.

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Nontokozo Mdletshe is leasing to buy a 1.3ha farm in Prestbury, in Pietermaritzburg, where she farms rabbits and organic herbs and vegetables.

Ask the vet: Tick-borne diseases of livestock (Part 1)

It is estimated that around 20% of losses in livestock production worldwide can be attributed to animal diseases. In Southern Africa, tick-borne diseases remain some of the key illnesses responsible for preventable economic losses in livestock production. Global warming is also inevitably making it possible for implicated vectors to survive in geographies where they did not traditionally occur before, or at least not in numbers high enough to create a disease concern.

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