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Police still searching for suspects in two of three farm attacks
Police still searching for suspects in two of three farm attacks Free State police are still searching for three people believed to have been involved in the attack on the farm Rondekom near Lindley, which left 77-year-old Hein Smith...
Five healthy lambs from a single ewe
Five healthy lambs from a single ewe Bloemfontein - A Free State farmer was convinced he must have broken a record after one of his hand-reared sheep gave birth to five healthy lambs.
Milk Producers caught up in 'perfect storm' scenario
Milk Producers caught up in "perfect storm" scenario Bloemfontein - Eastern Free State milk producers have been caught up in the turbulence of what is being described as a “perfect storm” scenario.
VKB praised for having the courage of a Knight
VKB praised for having the courage of a Knight Bloemfontein - VKB has already diversified beyond being more than just an agricultural company and has now taken this even further as it steps up to bat a three-year...
Wepener kinders sê dankie met sang en dans
Wepener kinders sê dankie met sang en dans bloemfontein - Boere en dorpsinwoners word vandag in Wepener met sang en dans getrakteer deur honderde kinders wat baat vind by die Feed a Child-projek.
Bultfontein farmer's invention being tested in Ghana
Bultfontein farmer's invention being tested in Ghana Bloemfontein - A Bultfontein farmer whose inventions are taking root all the way up Africa is at it again, this time with a hand powered implement that will assist...
Hobhouse stock thieves arrested in Lesotho
Hobhouse stock thieves arrested in Lesotho Bloemfontein - A Hobhouse farmer who lost almost his entire flock of sheep to stock thieves is hopeful that the arrest of two Lesotho nationals could spell an end to the...
Conference gives hands-on advice on doing business in Africa
Conference gives hands-on advice on doing business in Africa Bloemfontein - Delegates attending the Farmbiz Agribusiness Africa Conference underway in Johannesburg this week will leave with a much better understanding of how to go...
DRDLR approves acuisition of R15,5-million farm for agriculture graduates
DRDLR approves acuisition of R15,5-million farm for agriculture graduates Bloemfontein - Eight agriculture graduates are receiving support from the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform in the form of a R15,5-million farm purchased in...
VKB expands further into value chain with wheat mill investment
VKB expands further into value chain with wheat mill investment Bloemfontein - The VKB Group has concluded a transaction worth hundreds of millions of Rand that will see it take majority ownership of the Kromdraai Best Milling wheat...
South Africans are also from Africa, conference hears
South Africans are also from Africa, conference hears Johannesburg - Opportunities and challenges around doing business in Africa are under the spotlight during the Farmbiz Farmlink Africa Agribusiness Africa Conference...
Young farmers impress with innovation
Young farmers impress with innovation Bloemfontein - The innovative, open-mindedness of young farmers has left top management at the Transvaal Agriculture Union of SA (TAU SA) very excited.
SA misses out on agriculture 'branding' opportunity
SA misses out on agriculture 'branding' opportunity Bloemfontein - South Africa has missed out on an opportunity to brand its agriculture and agro-food systems at an international expo with representation by 140 different...
High fire danger for the rest of the week
High fire danger for the rest of the week Bloemfontein - Fire fighters in the Free State and Northern Cape have attended to 44 veld fires since the start of fire season 2015.
Asterix the golden wildebeest sells for millions
Asterix the golden wildebeest sells for millions Bloemfontein - A golden wildebeest bull came under the hammer at close on R3-million during the 4th annual Prestige Golden Breeders Game Auction at Castle de Wildt in...
Milk producers hit by further price reductions
Milk producers hit by further price reductions Bloemfontein - Milk producers are bracing for a very tough few months on the back of steadily decreasing producer prices coupled with an oversupply of milk.
Kritzinger attackers wanted to kill, says TAU SA
Kritzinger attackers wanted to kill, says TAU SA It appears as if the suspects who attacked an elderly couple on their farm Brakdam in the Vrede area on Sunday were trying to murder them.
Resurrected seeds to provide real-time evolution info
Resurrected seeds to provide real-time evolution info Colorado - Millions of seeds are being placed in cold storage in Colorado in the USA as part of a research project set to span more than a half a century.
Agro-meteorological outreach in Memel this week
Agro-meteorological outreach in Memel this week Bloemfontein - The community of Memel is being invited to participate in a public awareness programme during which the SA Weather Service and the Department of...
White maize expected to reach record high by next week
White maize expected to reach record high by next week Bloemfontein - The price of white maize has doubled since July last year with expectations that the price of the essential staple food component could reach a new record...
Land reform gets R204-million injection
Land reform gets R204-million injection Bloemfontein - Thousands of emerging farmers are set to benefit from the R204-million funding approved by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform this week.
Microalgae punted as the food of the future
Microalgae punted as the food of the future Bloemfontein - Care for a bit of pond slime for supper tonight? Well, not really slime, rather algae, or microalgae.
Farm attack realities laid bare at victimology symposium
Farm attack realities laid bare at victimology symposium Bloemfontein - Delegates attending the 15th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology in Perth, Australia, were astounded at realities faced by victims...
Tractor sales bounce back slightly in June
Tractor sales bounce back slightly in June Bloemfontein - Although the was a marginal increase in tractor sales in June, compared to the same time last year, the year-on-year decrease of 8% is a clear symptom of...
Working on Fire extinguishes 16 fires in June
Working on Fire extinguishes 16 fires in June Bloemfontein - Regional Working on Fire (WoF) teams extinguished 16 veld fires across Free State and Northern Cape during the first month of what experts are warning is...
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