Labour costs can be reduced in two ways: by introducing innovative farming methods, which may include mechanisation, and by managing your employees well.
Train yourself, as far as you can, to constantly think of better and easier ways of managing on-farm tasks. A labour- saving idea may develop gradually or it may pop up suddenly after you’ve kept it at the back of your mind for a while.
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‘COVID-19 deaths help drive up goat sales'
Communal goat farmers in South Africa can set their own prices due to a shortage of the animals brought about by COVID- 19-related deaths, according to Gugu Mbata, project manager of the Mdukatshani Rural Develpment Project.
SA breeder's new cultivar sparks fresh love for passion fruit
Mpumalanga-based granadilla breeder Darryn Stoltz has developed a delicious new passion fruit cultivar that offers several advantages over previous varieties. One of these is longer shelf life, enabling the export of better-quality fruit. He spoke to Lindi Botha.
The layperson's guide to ley farming
Over the past few years, monocropping has largely given way to the crop rotation system, and ley farming has gained popularity in grain-producing areas such as KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, the Free State and North West, where many farmers also produce livestock. Prof Chris Dannhauser spoke to Susan Marais about how the rotating of grain crops with planted pastures can be a highly useful practice.
The good and the bad of chimera
Chimera can be mistaken for a viral or bacterial infection, but it is actually a genetic disorder that could benefit some producers.
Massey Ferguson launches new tractor for orchards
With interest in the production of orchard crops on the rise, Massey Ferguson has launched the MF 3300 narrow-width tractor series in SA.
John Deere self-driving tractor is ready for commercial use
John Deere recently launched a fully autonomous tractor at the Consumer Technology Association’s show in Las Vegas, and it will be on sale in the US later this year.
Making it with medical cannabis
Thinking of producing medical cannabis? Glenneis Kriel spoke to industry pioneers about the opportunities and pitfalls for growers of this crop.
Indigenous veld goats: the ideal option for extreme conditions
Changing weather conditions and Africa’s severe poverty demand tough, easy-to-care-for livestock. The answer, says breeder Deon Vlok, is indigenous veld goats. Annelie Coleman reports.
Combating the effects of soil pollution
Soil pollution is a serious challenge worldwide, resulting in environmental damage and potential health hazards to people and animals. This report examines affordable ways in which farmers can limit its effects on their crops and reduce further soil degradation.
A matter of finetuning
Making money from an egg unit depends on many factors, and each has to be fine-tuned to optimise profits, as this article revealed.
AT LONG LAST, BALLMER, CLIPPERS BREAK GROUND ON NEW HOME
The design meetings have been going on for years.
HEAVY IN THE GAME
Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell and Patrick Beverley are the spark that gives the L.A. Clippers their heart and grit. if all goes according to plan, the trio will also give the franchise its first-ever championship.
WORLD-RENOWNED BARBER STAY GOLD LOOKSBACK ON HER TEN YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY
DeAndre Jordan Talks Chris Paul, Free Throws and His Brief Time In Dallas
Clippers center DeAndre Jordan talks free throws, picking on J.J. Redick, his contentious relationship with Chris Paul … and a summer free agency period that went juuuust a little haywire.
Chris Paul Will Not Be Played
Two years after being named NBPA president, the Clippers guard dishes for the first time on Michele Roberts, Donald Sterling and the players looming battle with owners. (Hint: They want revenge.)
Hair And Now
Another lockdown looms, but there’s hope for the dis-tressed
NBA 2020-2021 SEASON - Suns, 76ers clinch postseason berths
Knicks tame Bulls; Wizards rip Lakers
Mitchell, Clarkson fuel Jazz
NBA 2020-2021 SEASON
Clippers end Jazz streak at 9; Embiid, Murray drop 50 each
LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Kawhi Leonard returned from a leg injury to score 29 points as the revitalized Los Angeles Clippers beat the NBAleading Utah Jazz in the second of a two-game set on Friday in Los Angeles.
George knocks down 36, Clippers pound Cavs
Paul George shot 8-for-9 from 3-point range and scored 36 points to lead the visiting Los Angeles Clippers to a 121-99 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.