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

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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

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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.


Changing the way we think about food

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I am not asking anyone to completely change their diet, but rather to consider making adjustments to the way we buy and eat.

Meet Jacobus Vermaak: A super dad who loves the outdoors

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Meet the cool, calm and collected Jacobus from Rosenhof farm. I caught up with him to learn more about his passion for farming and the success they have had on the farm over the years.

Meet Adele Bain: The trendsetting, animal-loving dairy farmer

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Adele Bain is a dairy farmer based in the Gamtoos Valley in the Eastern Cape that is passionate about sustainable farming. Read more to get a closer look into her life.

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.

Boschendal Grass-fed beef

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.