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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Another bumper maize crop for South Africa?

It appears that next year may be another favourable season for South African grain farmers in summer rainfall areas - the rainy season has started two to three weeks early. Anthony Clark, market analyst at Vuyani Securities, says soil moisture levels in key production areas like the North West and…

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Sudden end to summer rainfall season in southern Africa

The drier conditions experienced over large parts of southern Africa mean the summer rainfall season is at its end. According to the American weather service – the Climate Prediction Centre (CPC) – an analysis of the cumulative rain over the past thirty days indicates widespread, moderate to large deficits throughout…

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