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Volume 23, Issue 12, 2016
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Charles Darwin said: "It is not the strongest of species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the ones that are the most adaptable to change." This month we will be thinking out of the box and discussing all the alternative ideas that make South African dairy farmers the survivors of the species.
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In order to harvest what the good earth has to offer successfully for years to come, one has to use all the available resources responsibly. We don't farm for ourselves or even just for the next generation, but for generations to come. Therefore we must be custodians of nature, as well as successful business people. Sustainability is about getting the balance right, making decisions that benefit the conservation of the earth but also deliver profitable products to the market.
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This publication is compiled from sources that are deemed reliable. However, Milk SA and the contributors of the publication take no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. The information is furthermore intended to provide market signals only and Milk SA indemnifies itself against any actions based on this information.
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The Dairy Mail Newsmaker of the Year Award is presented to an individual or group who has, over the past year, made a significant impact on the news cycle in the dairy industry. The winner this year is no stranger to us. She is out and about all over the place, spreading the message that is so dear to all of our hearts. Awarded for her contribution to the South African dairy industry as the project coordinator of the Consumer Education Project of Milk SA, the Newsmaker of the Year for 2016 is Christine Leighton.
Source: The Dairy Mail 23, pp 24 –35 (2016)More Less
Enig in sy soort
Melk vir die kinders van die noorde
Opwinding oor melk
One of our own
Vir die dames
Gehaltemelk is tops
Coprex + Pennville = Wisium SA
Eeu oue raad se nuwe bestuur
Suiwelkoningin stel nuwe rekord op
Dare to dairy
Sampro CEO elected as director of IDF
MPO economist elected as member of IDF Science Program Coordinating Committee (SPCC)
Author Simon HodgsonSource: The Dairy Mail 23, pp 47 –49 (2016)More Less
Difficult situations inspire ingenious solutions. Thinking sideways, thinking critically or thinking out of the box demands looking at your operation with a constructively diagnostic eye from an alternative perspective to the norm. Cover cropping falls into this way of thinking because it demands a change in mindset.
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Farmers are expected to comply with a litany of legislation, from slurry dam registration to water usage regulations. It is no wonder then that many farmers seem to be suffering from "compliance fatigue". WWF South Africa and the Danish Embassy recognised the need to simplify compliance and best practice, and contracted DHI South Africa to assist in developing an easy-to-use, free, web-based water stewardship tool.
Author Aidan BomfordSource: The Dairy Mail 23, pp 56 –59 (2016)More Less
People who think out of the box change the world we live in, and make the impossible possible. We are often brought up inside such strictly perceived boundaries that we forget to think differently and question things more. We also worry what people might think of us if we voice a different opinion on a matter. Be brave enough to be different and believe in yourself.
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Dit is 'n kuns om goeiegehaltehooi te maak, veral met al die verskillende elemente en faktore wat regstaan om die proses te pootjie. Klimaatsfaktore soos reën, wind, sonskyn en lugvogtigheid moet alles terselfdertyd saam met jou werk om uitstekende hooi te produseer. So hoe gemaak as al die elemente nie perfek saamspeel nie?
Author Heinz MeissnerSource: The Dairy Mail 23, pp 79 –81 (2016)More Less
Sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) is a tannin-containing legume. Therefore, it has potential from a nutritional point of view as some of its protein has bypass characteristics. From a health point of view the tannins will prevent bloat when sainfoin is grazed and reduce nematode larval attachment. These benefits, among others, should improve nitrogen utilisation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.