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SOLD: R168m for a buffalo from Limpopo

Sep 21 2016 07:53

Inala, considered to be one the South Africa's top young buffalo bulls, has been sold for R168m at an auction held at the Thaba Tholo Game Reserve.


Water fund to slake Cape Town's thirst

Sep 15 2016 18:04

Cape Town is planning to launch a new fund by the end of 2017 that will improve its water supply by restoring the native shrubland plants.


Court rules government must allow poultry appeal

Sep 15 2016 07:24

The agriculture department has been ordered to set up an appeals board to hear a request by poultry body SAPA that its members be allowed to sell down current stocks of brined chicken.


Bayer set to propose higher Monsanto offer - sources

Sep 14 2016 13:41

Bayer is proposing an increased offer of $129 a share as it tries to clinch the acquisition of Monsanto Company, according to people familiar with the matter.


Farmers seeing no respite from drought ask for aid

Sep 13 2016 18:19

The biggest lobby group for South Africa’s agriculture industry asked the government for emergency aid for farmers enduring the worst drought in more than a century.


No salary increase for Zim tobacco employees

Sep 12 2016 16:30

Employees in Zimbabwe's tobacco industry will not receive salary increases because of rising operating costs and a decline in earnings.


SA wants court to dismiss poultry brine-cap halt

Sep 12 2016 14:28

The agriculture department and others have asked a court to dismiss the poultry association’s application to stop laws capping the amount of brine allowed in chicken.


SA yearns for more rain as worst drought persists

Sep 09 2016 18:35

South Africa hopes to have enough rain to ease the worst drought in memory as the summer months approach and the government intensifies its relief efforts.


Assignees designated for local produce inspection

Sep 06 2016 18:46

The minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has designated two assignees for local and import inspection related to fresh produce, grain and related products.


Bayer sweetens takeover bid again

Sep 06 2016 13:15

Bayer has sweetened its takeover bid for Monsanto with talks advancing as the German chemical firm seeks to be the world's top producer of seeds and pesticides.



Integrated pest management key to reduce pesticides

Aug 30 2016 19:23

Tru-Cape’s ability to sell more SA apples and pears is supported by growers and packers that meet and often exceed high global standards.


Stormy outlook hits French wine output

Aug 25 2016 13:30

Fierce storms which hit France in April will help to push wine production down almost 10% this year on 2015 output, says the ministry of agriculture.

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