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Grass-fed beef in the winelands

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

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

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.

Mutualism:What benefits the land, benefits us

Mutualism is a symbiotic relationship that benefits all parties, which is the relationship we strive for on the dairy farms we work on.

A consciousness of where our food comes from

Wendell Berry said: “A significant part of the pleasure of eating is in one’s accurate consciousness of the lives and the world from which the food comes.” I wonder how often we think about the journey which our food has taken to get to our plates.

Agri Tsitsikamma East Farmers Day

Representetives from Boointjieskraal, Pennisands and Rheebokrant Farms

A soil carbon success story

Farmers that implement sustainable land-management practices can improve the carbon levels of their soils, thereby moving carbon from the atmosphere through plants into the soil.

There is more to a label…

Is a label really just a label or is there more to it? Read this blog to find out what can be “hidden” behind a label and if it has an influence on the agricultural products we buy.

A carbon footprint success story

This particular farmer has been working hard to improve the health of his soils, to increase the efficiency of his farm, and increase the milk production on his farm.

Support your local farmers

As consumers, we should support our local farmers by buying local produce, might I dare to say, even if it costs us more.