Karabo Rampete, Rietvlei, Rustenburg, North West We grow crops in open-field production, and in winter I focus on spinach and herbs. We’ve just started transplanting spinach seedlings that we bought from a nursery in Brits. We ordered the seedlings last month and started with the soil preparation two weeks ago.…
This week on African Farming, Lindiwe Sithole spends time with award-winning livestock and sheep farmer Aviwe Gxotiwe. Tune in this Thursday at 18:30 on Mzansi Wethu (DStv channel 163).
Because it is now winter and the grass has dried off, cattle need a supplement to get sufficient nutrients. The fodder-flow plan has been in place from the beginning of May, in preparation for the dry season.
A mixed bag works well for Mandla and Johnson Mandlendoda, whose agricultural interests and activities – although separate – are tethered by family and business bonds. Their successful ventures embrace markets ranging from fresh produce to feedlots, and from tourism to mohair. The brothers ‘talk farming’ to Peter Mashala.