Tag: Dairy Farming

November 15, 2017 Hansie Britz

                                    As the fifth-largest agriculture industry in South Africa, milk production provides a regular income for thousands of small and large producers. Commercial dairy farming is a demanding and complex operation. To succeed at it, you need to…

October 10, 2017 Hansie Britz

                             A Pig Farmer has 2 options: Intensive farming; or Free – Range Farming. Intensive – Pigs are kept in a high-density, closed housing system. Free Range – Pigs are running in smallish camps, foraging on feed crops such as oats, barley, lucerne…

October 10, 2017 Hansie Britz

                                                                If you’re a small farmer who wants to start a farming operation of any kind, you might wonder if you really need a farm business plan. Maybe you just wants to sell a few eggs on the sideline or plan…

December 4, 2016 Hansie Britz

TOMATOES Tomatoes are one of the major food crops of the Western world, yet breeders are still trying to improve the fruit’s disease resistance, shape flavor and color. The tomato is a member of the Solanaceae family which also includes peppers, capsicums, eggplants, potatoes and tobacco. While many consider the tomato to be a vegetable,…