Boer van die maand

Ons boer van die maand in die Januarie 2021 uitgawe is Lourens en Ignatius de Jager van Helderwater Boerdery (Edms) Bpk, op die plaas Witfontein, 80 km suid-oos van Kuruman op die Ghaapse plato. Waar dit als begin het Lourens vertel van die geskiedenis van die De Jagers in Kuruman: ‘’In 1913 het my oupa,…

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Even your vet can make a mistake

Sadly, there are times when a vet will make a mistake. After all, vets are human beings. There may come a time when they make the wrong call, poorly manage a case, or overlook something important. These things, unfortunately, do happen. So, what can you do about it? We must understand that, like all of…

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Boer van die Maand: Martli Slabber

Die Boer van die Maand reeks fokus op gewone mense, hul boerderyondernemings, leefstyl en hul unieke uitdagings. Ons kyk ook na die groter gemeenskap en streek wat hul verteenwoordig asook die verskeidenheid in landboupraktyke in Suid-Afrika. Ons boer van die maand vir November is Martli Slabber van Hexrivier Sitrus in die Citrusdal-vallei. Hexrivier plaas, en…

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Boer van die maand

Ons boer van die maand vir Oktober is Nollie Stofberg van Swartwalle, Houmoed en Platdrif in die Rawsonville omgewing. Nollie het in 1977 aan die Hoërskool Goudini gematrikuleer en na sy twee jaar diensplig by 1 Valskermbataljon, het hy sy Landbou Diploma in Wingerdbou en Veeteelt aan Elsenburg Landbou Kollege in 1981 voltooi. Nollie vertel,…

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The Internet of Things

A Simple Explanation “The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.”- An unnecessarily technical explanation of IoT You are most probably reading…

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Meester Suiwelboer 2020

Die jaarlikse Landbou Navorsingsraad (LNR) se Nasionale Meester Suiwelboer toekenningsgeleentheid is op Woensdag 21 Oktober 2020 as ‘n virtuele geleentheid aangebied deur Agri-Expo, namens die Nasionale Melkaantekening- en Verbeteringskema van die LNR. Die gesogte kompetisie vier Suid-Afrika se beste kommersiële en kleinskaal presteerders in die bedryf en word deur verskeie sleutelrolspelers as ‘n hoogtepunt op…

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Boer van die Maand

Die Boer van die Maand reeks fokus op gewone mense, hul boerderyondernemings, lewenstyle en die unieke uitdagings waarmee hulle te make het. Hierdie maand wil ons hulde bring aan al die boere en hul werknemers. Boere is gewoond aan ongunstige eksterne faktore wat risiko’s inhou en die voortbestaan van hul ondernemings bedreig. Klimaatsverandering, plae en…

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Environmental stewardship

The water we drink, the food we eat, the air we breathe, the ground we walk on, the mountains we climb and the sea we swim in – these things (among many others), form part of the environment that we as humans and millions of other species on earth live in. And since our species…

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Farmer of the Month Trevor Strydom

Our Farmer of the Month is Trevor Strydom of Audacia Wines. Audacia is a 23-hectare wine farm situated between Stellenbosch and Somerset West in South Africa’s prime vine growing and winemaking region – Stellenbosch. It is part of the country’s oldest and most established wine routes. Trevor explains, “The farm lies in the gently sloping…

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Belle-Vue Farm

The Farmer of the Month series features ordinary people, their farming enterprises, lifestyles and the special challenges they are faced with. It is also our objective to showcase the greater community and regions they represent as well as the diversity of farming practices to be found in South Africa. This month we visit Jimmy Zondagh…

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