Farmer’s Weekly - Volume 2015, Issue 15047, 2015
Volume 2015, Issue 15047, 2015
Author Denene ErasmusSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
I doubt whether there were many farmers - many South Africans in fact - who enjoyed seeing President Jacob Zuma chortle his way through his last parliamentary question-and-answer session for the year. There is very little to smile about when looking at the present state of the SA economy, which narrowly escaped sliding into a technical recession with a GDP growth rate of 0,7% for the third quarter of 2015.
Author Robyn JoubertSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 6 –7 (2015)More Less
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 13 –24 (2015)More Less
Adult mohair price surges
Long wool in demand
The demise of the Eastern Cape's sneezewood
Drought expected to cause rooibos price surge
Co-ops earn premiums for ethical production
Row erupts over Limpopo Agriculture MEC's Nguni cattle
Women maize farmers to supply SAB in a R20 million initiative
Agriculture overview : farming in Turkey
Brazil asks developed nations to keep subsidies unchanged
New technology to improve fruit grading
Government should 'do more to protect honeybees'
Infighting at CPAs - a major headache for government
'We did not ask for drought relief' - Eastern Cape farmers
Decline in agricultural land prices expected
SA beef consumption exceeds production
Trends in game breeding and hunting
Dam levels drop drastically
KZN drought disaster support a 'drop in the ocean'
SA encouraged by US global anti-poaching act
Agriculture industry growth slumps by 12,6% - Stats SA
ARC's heartwater vaccine development welcomed
SA shooters bring back silver from international contest
Eastern Cape game info day
Amadlelo Agri awards its dairy managers
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Author Lloyd PhillipsSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 28 –30 (2015)More Less
Author Koos CoetzeeSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
Author Jan SwanepoelSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 44 –45 (2015)More Less
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 46 –48 (2015)More Less
Due to the positive price trend of exports, wine grape producers can expect to see higher prices in the coming year. The export price of wine increased 25% during August and September, and the average price for the year ending September was R32/ℓ. An average of 13,1 million litres per month was exported over this period, compared with 14,7 million litres per month during the previous 24 months. During this period (August and September 2015), there was a 19% decline in exports.
Author Jacques ClaassenSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 50 –52 (2015)More Less
Some of the Western Cape's most important agricultural production regions are threatened by the degradation of river water. As a result, irrigation water now has to be filtered at great additional expense. An update of the Berg River's rehabilitation was presented at the recent Agri Cape Week Expo.
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 54 –56 (2015)More Less
The Senepol holds the key to sustainable and profitable beef production in South Africa, says Wilhelm Oosthuyzen, owner of Senepol SA's 2015 Stud Herd of the Year. Annelie Coleman visited his Joxepa Senepol Stud near Bothaville, Free State, to find out more about this remarkable breed.
Author Mike BurgessSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 60 –62 (2015)More Less
Aviwe Gxotiwe farms with his father, Harry, on a 2 400ha irrigation farm along the Fish River in the Somerset East district, Eastern Cape. Mike Burgess visited this ambitious young man to learn about his journey to Soutvleij farm and his hopes to make it commercially viable.
Author Glenneis KrielSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015, pp 64 –66 (2015)More Less
Author Bill KerrSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2015 (2015)More Less