Farming in South Africa - Volume 8, Issue 85, 1933
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Volume 8, Issue 85, 1933
Author F.J. DunningSource: Farming in South Africa 8 (1933)More Less
It is considered that a good market can still be developed in South Africa for suitable types of saddle and draught horses as well as for draught mules, prospective buyers would do well to be acquainted with the methods of procedure to be adopted when purchasing a horse. Then better results will be obtained, while horses in general would not be condemned because, owing to a buyer's profound ignorance or carelessness, a poor bargain had been made.
Author R.J. OrtleppSource: Farming in South Africa 8 (1933)More Less
In the meat industry, primary producers suffer annual losses to the value of thousands of pounds as a result of the condemnation of cattle and pig carcasses infected with measles, which renders them unfit for human consumption, and since man is the sole agent responsible for the spread of this disease, it becomes all the more necessary that the farmer be in possession of full information in regard to it. Gid has also spread considerably of late, in consequence of which several farmers have lost many sheep.
Author E.N.S. WarrenSource: Farming in South Africa 8, pp 139 –140 (1933)More Less
Author P.D. HenningSource: Farming in South Africa 8, pp 143 –144 (1933)More Less
It would be an extremely difficult matter to give in figures the losses sustained annually by grain farmers as a result of weeds; and still the weed problem is becoming increasingly difficult year by year. New weeds are constantly being imported, while those that have established themselves are bound to spread unless they are checked.
Author W.S.H. CleghorneSource: Farming in South Africa 8, pp 145 –148 (1933)More Less
Author J.A. PereiraSource: Farming in South Africa 8 (1933)More Less
Today our poultry farmers are called upon to pay more attention to the marketing of table poultry in prime condition, and generally speaking the system of indiscriminately sending culls, small, medium and large birds in one big crate does not pay, owing to their appearance when put up for sale.
Author W.A. StahlSource: Farming in South Africa 8 (1933)More Less
Many a good sheep has not been fully appreciated at shows and sales in South Africa because it was not looking its best as a result of indifferent treatment during the preceding twelve months. There is much truth in the old maxim ""Half the breeding is in the feeding."" A sheep cannot show up all its good qualities unless it has received the necessary treatment .
Author J.H. Van WykSource: Farming in South Africa 8 (1933)More Less
Author D.J. EsselenSource: Farming in South Africa 8, pp 156 –158 (1933)More Less
In view of the difficulties experienced with topworking in certain parts of the citrus-growing areas of South Africa, the following information obtained by the writer from a leading ""tree surgeon"" in California may be of value to those desirous of workingover their trees.