As pork gains traction, Elder Phiri consults a growing number of pig farmers

One experienced pig farmer unlocks the potential of aspirant pig farmers, and farm workers, by using the pig farms of his clients as his classroom. He takes his teaching to where it makes a real difference to people and pigs. Elder Phiri (50) of Chilanga, Lusaka, spent 30 years working…

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Indigenous goats on display at first ever international auction

The first ever International Prestige Indigenous Veld Goat Auction is coming to the town of Upington in South Africa’s Northern Cape. Organisers hope the event will propel interest in local breeds. Indigenous Veld Goat Breeders' Association chairman Lourens Erasmus said the aim of the auction is to encourage and promote…

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Excellence in small-scale goat farming

Louis and Gerhard Lourens farm indigenous goats on a smallholding in Waterval, in Gauteng Province, South Africa. The Lourens family lives in a ‘smallholder belt’ north of Pretoria, one of South Africa’s two capital cities. If one thinks about it, there are probably smallholder belts in the outer corridors of…

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