Better breeding improves financial results

Better breeding improves financial results

All dairy farmers are breeders although breeding aims may differ among herds. Some farmers breed show cows while others produce sires for the artificial insemination (AI) industry. However, total milk output should always be the main breeding and management emphasis of dairy farmers. Most dairy herds show an increase in total milk yield over time.…

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Carbon sequestration in the soil

Carbon sequestration in the soil

Carbon and sequestration have become fashionable environmental “buzzwords”, they are repeated in television programs about forests and fires, one can find them in any nature or agricultural publication, and they even lurk in the social media and on You Tube. So let us examine carbon sequestration, expose it, and find out what it is all…

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Crop health is key to sustainable agriculture

Crop health is key to sustainable agriculture

Eighty percent of human survival relies on plants. As the human population grows, and environmental degradation intensifies, the pressure on providing healthy, nutritious food (amongst other plant-based products) to the world is mounting. Yet, plant production faces challenges as plants are stressed by biological and/or non-biological factors, which hampers production. Scientists are working tirelessly to…

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Processing of Health Foods

Processing of Health Foods

Health foods can be defined as any natural food which is popularly believed to promote or sustain good health. Eating healthy can then be defined as eating a variety of foods that supplies you with the nutrients required to maintain good health, supply the human body with energy and leave the consumer feeling good and…

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Improve Household Food Security and Nutrition in Rural Areas

Improve Household Food Security and Nutrition in Rural Areas

In many rural communities and over-crowded townships in peri-urban areas, the unemployment rate is alarmingly high, and many families suffer daily from hunger and poverty. This negatively affects the early development of the children. Although some of these families receive some form of government grant and help from a school feeding scheme, they are not…

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