Farmer’s Weekly - Volume 2016, Issue 16014, 2016
Volume 2016, Issue 16014, 2016
Author Denene ErasmusSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016 (2016)More Less
The scope and impact of the El Niño-fuelled drought, which is resulting in a food crisis across Southern Africa, has been well-documented by this publication and others. However, what is perhaps not being asked often and urgently enough is: how will we survive the next drought, and the one after that?
Author Anthony TurtonSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 6 –8 (2016)More Less
Increasing demand, pollution, poor management structures and crumbling sewerage infrastructure could spell catastrophe for South Africa's freshwater supply. Prof Anthony Turton, professor at University of the Free State's centre for environmental management, takes a closer look at this dire situation.
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 14 –25 (2016)More Less
Initiative to help farmers fight predation
Stronger rand knocks wool price
Conserving Cederberg Wilderness
Crop producers can expect decreased yield
AGOA quotas may not be met
Poultry producers fear smuggling
Slower broilers, please!
South Africa introduces new medium-fat dairy class
Milk price increase
Research and training needed to counter increasing farming costs
EU farmer support could affect SA
SADC neglects female, smallholder farmers
Eskom gets go-ahead for 9,4% tariff increase
Agriculture to feel the pinch of fuel price increase
Bayer's and OBP's distribution agreement ends
Western Cape DoA allocates R23 million to drought relief
Electrocution of Cape vultures 'devastating'
NC needs solar energy
Predation management system crucial for livestock sector
Pineapple Growers' Association honours producersAwards for top bulls
Emerging farmer wins prestigious Mangold Trophy
iSimangaliso introduces modern signage for tourists
Research into high-density grazing - holistic management literature review : part 2 : farming for tomorrowAuthor Heidi HawkinsSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 26 –27 (2016)More Less
Author Roelof BezuidenhoutSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 30 –31 (2016)More Less
Author Glenneis KrielSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 32 –34 (2016)More Less
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 36 –38 (2016)More Less
The consequences of SA's drought and farmers' being forced to cull or sell off their animals means that local beef prices are increasing. Worldwide, consumers are under pressure, driving a move away from beef towards cheaper animal proteins such as poultry and pork. Ample supply globally of the former will keep prices low, while avian influenza will continue affecting exports. Locally, US shipments under Agoa have arrived, resulting in plentiful supplies and low prices.
Source: Farmer’s Weekly 2016 (2016)More Less
Author Mike BurgessSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 40 –42 (2016)More Less
For four generations, the Jordaan family from the Swaershoek Valley near Somerset East in the Eastern Cape has played a central role in the development of the now internationally acclaimed Boer goat breed. Mike Burgess recently visited Jac Jordaan on the farm Grootvlakte to learn more about his award-winning animals.
Author Gerhard UysSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 44 –46 (2016)More Less
Author Joe SpencerSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016 (2016)More Less
Author Chris NelSource: Farmer’s Weekly 2016, pp 56 –57 (2016)More Less