Breaking the wind for increased pasture wellbeing

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Wind can cause havoc on dairy farms. affecting it’s soils, plants and animals. Although a natural occurrence, something can be done to decrease the devastating effects of the wind.

The actual cost of chemical nitrogen fertiliser

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We tend to focus on the localized environmental impact of nitrogen where it is applied, but what about the broader impact associated with its production?

Meet Gary Seeney: IT guru, golfer and a dairy farmer.

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Here is an interview I did with Gary where he tells me about growing up and his views on farming.

Why should consumers support sustainable produce?

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Consumers play a crucial role in the success of a manufacturing business. Supporting business that is detrimental to our environment suggests that we are not concerned about future generations and the environment. Ensuring accountability and safe guarding of the environment is therefore in our hands.

Grass-fed beef in the winelands

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Jason’s main point of reference is learning from nature, and applying natural principles in managing his pasture and cattle herd. Their approach to agriculture at Boschendal is: “Working with nature, producing real food”.

Why farmers take care of their animals

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Have you ever wondered why farmers take care of their animals? Read this blog to find out more about animal welfare and how farmers can measure it.

Meet Rufus Dreyer: a dairy farmer, aviator and emerging photographer

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Having been in the dairy industry for just over 10 years, Rufus Dreyer is one of the early adopters of sustainable dairy farming practices in the area. He runs a farm just outside Humansdorp, close to Oyster Bay. Find out more about Rufus and his insights about dairy farming.

Meet Maizie Vermaak, one of the few female dairy farmers in the Eastern Cape

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Maizie is one of the few female dairy farmers in South Africa and her family farm is based in Oyster Bay in the Eastern Cape. I had a wonderful opportunity to ask her a couple of questions regarding her life experiences and of course, farming.

What can electrical conductivity tell us about our soil?

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Do you want to know more about what electrical conductivity can tell you about your soil? This blog explains briefly what soil EC can reveal about your soil health status, what soil properties are affected and how you can improve it.