First floating wind farm starts operation in Scotland

Oct 18 2017 14:45

The world's first floating wind farm has started operations off the coast of Scotland, opening up the possibility of turbines at sea depths that would avoid spoiling views from the shore.


Zim producers call for relaxation of ban on apple, pear imports

Oct 18 2017 09:40

Zimbabwean fruit and fresh produce suppliers say the government has to relax the import ban on apples and pears. but welcome the ban on products such as vegetables and tomatoes.


No decision yet on bird flu vaccination - Zokwana

Oct 18 2017 07:30

The Minister of Agriculture says state veterinarians are still assessing whether SA chickens should be vaccinated amid the country's worst ever bird flu outbreak.


Producers to boost biosecurity measures after bird flu outbreak

Oct 12 2017 16:34

SA poultry farmers, caught off-guard by the country's most severe bird flu outbreak, are scrambling to boost biosecurity measures as government considers rolling out a vaccination programme.


No compensation yet as producers suffer huge poultry culling losses

Oct 12 2017 09:51

The damaging effect of the bird flu outbreak is exacerbated by the delay in compensation by government, according to an analyst.


'Devastating' bird flu culling to cost Gauteng farm R65m

Oct 11 2017 10:45

A Gauteng poultry producer faces losses of up to R65m and the bird flu crisis has caused a devastating situation in the industry, says Gauteng agriculture MEC Lebogang Maile.


Tru-Cape delivers over 20 million cartons to Shoprite Group

Oct 09 2017 15:22

The Shoprite Group has purchased over 20 million cartons of apples and pears from Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing for its 2 689 Shoprite and Checkers outlets.


Safcol’s berry bright future

Oct 08 2017 06:00

Forestry is suffering from ignorance as a means for economic growth, yet it is teeming with opportunities.


Table grape farmers worry about drought

Oct 05 2017 06:00

While the SA Table Grape Industry is concerned about the impact of the drought in the Western Cape, it still expects a harvest in line with the average.


Sales top R13.2m at winemakers guild auction

Oct 03 2017 18:22

Diversity and innovative winemaking reaped rewards at the 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, with total sales exceeding R13.2m.

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SA sees record maize crop even bigger in last estimate

Sep 29 2017 09:33

South Africa has boosted its final estimate for this year’s record crop as the pace of deliveries continues to point to a bumper harvest.


Massive cull to stop avian flu costs Zim company $7.2m

Sep 28 2017 10:00

Irvine’s, one of Zimbabwe’s largest food producers, has suffered losses of $7.2m after culling 835 000 chickens due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza.

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