Create thoroughfares for wildlife using old tyres

There are many advantages to using old tyres, bicycle wheels, or flap doors as thoroughfares for wild animals. The maintenance of wire fences, especially where aardvarks, bush pigs or warthogs crawl through, usually places farmers into one of two groups. The first group becomes almost obsessive about it, closing each…

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‘Africa offers market opportunities for SA venison’ – WRSA CEO

Marketing venison and developing tourism on game farms can be a new source of revenue for farmers. Both sectors are however still in infant stages. Adri Kitshoff-Botha, CEO of Wildlife Ranching South Africa, said farmers shouldn’t only rely on the northern hemisphere for a market. During a visit to Monate…

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How a communal farmer went to commercial success

All too often people think that land bought with a government grant is doomed to commercial failure. This Namibian farmer, however, planned his farm meticulously to maximise its potential and has built up a large enterprise consisting of two studs, commercial livestock and a game farm. It was careful planning,…

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Charles has a Boer goat stud and takes part in shows where he has already produced various champions.

Farmer invents own hammer mill

The herd of bushbuck of Mr. Werner Nel of Brits never go hungry. As he says: Their stomachs should be full, 24 hours a day. But in the summer sowing areas, winter grass isn’t worth much when it comes to nutrition and then licks or additional feed needs to be…

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