The vexing question of animal welfare

Animal welfare is certainly a subject about which most people will have something to say. Most people’s opinions are firmly held and are based on their beliefs, culture and traditions, rather than on factual evidence. The broader community needs to understand that animal welfare is a very complex and multifaceted subject which cannot be reduced to one box.

Sustainable food production: Is agriculture playing its part?

It is going to take considerable effort from researchers, consultants and farmers, and a commitment to developing farm systems which better mimic nature, but I am hopeful for the future of sustainable agriculture in South Africa.

Is milk really just milk?

Look out for the Trace & Save logo on First Choice UHT-milk to see how easy it is to trace the impact of the product on the environment

Can you afford not to change?

The problem with change is that it is often very challenging. The usual, common and standard way of doing things is comfortable and known, but it very seldom brings about progress.

Upside down thinking

An upside down way of thinking, as with regenerative agriculture, is to start with the soil. Read this blog to find out more about this upside down thinking.

Who are the real environmentalists?

There are many farmers out there who are really attempting to reduce their environmental impacts and provide agricultural produce which supports a sustainable future.

Chickens on pastures

Raising chickens on pasture has many benefits which include improved soil health, improved pasture health, and improved chicken health – which improves the health of the produce, be it meat or eggs. Read this blog to find out how this is archived.

How can flow meters help you conserve water?

The use of flow meters can be used as a water conservation tool? Read this blog to find out how.

To eat or not to eat (animal produce), that is the question

I really do believe we should be focussing on improving the manner in which animal production is done, focussing on supporting farmers which implement positive practices, rather than just blanketing the whole industry as terrible for the environment and writing it off.

Our precious resource is becoming even scarcer

Is our water resources really under the amount of pressure that media headlines make it out to be? Read this blog to find out for yourself.