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72. The Weekly Wrap – 24 September

In this episode of the Weekly Wrap, Janine Ryan and Julinda Schroeder take a look at what readers can expect from the 24 September issue of Farmer’s Weekly, which will be on shelf on 17 September.

In this issue, we take a look at how dairy farmers can reduce their carbon footprints, while increasing milk yield and profits. We also take a look at some of the leading news stories in the issue, including the shortage of veterinarians in South Africa.

Ryan and Schroeder also offer an overview of farming in Morocco, and look at some of the challenges faced by this sector.
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71. The Weekly Wrap – 17 September

Listen to some of the latest news from the farming sector and learn about the articles featured in the 17 Sept issue of Farmer’s Weekly in this episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, presented by Denene Erasmus.
Our main feature in this week’s issue looks at the use of embryo flushing in livestock breeding to speed up genetic improvement. Readers can also learn more about new guava cultivars, and about an apple, pear and plum export farm in Ceres which has successfully branched into cider production, using fresh apples to produce award-winning ciders.
As in previous episodes Erasmus also highlights some of the top performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly.
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70. The Weekly Wrap – 10 September

Listen to some of the latest news from the farming sector and learn about the articles featured in the 10 September issue of Farmer’s Weekly in this episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, presented by Julinda Schroeder.
This week’s main article features an interview with Helene Roodt, who breeds exotic chickens for the showring, near Vredefort.
This week, we also present the first of a new segment in which we will look at different agriculture industries across the continent, with farming in Egypt being the first focus.
As in previous episodes Schroeder also highlights some of the top performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly’s various platforms.
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69. The Weekly Wrap – 3 September

Listen to some of the latest news from the farming sector and learn about the articles featured in the 3 September issue of Farmer’s Weekly in this episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, presented by Denene Erasmus.

Our main feature in this week’s issue looks at the important role performance testing, and Phase D testing for bulls in particular, plays in building a more efficient beef herd. We also take a look at a rooftop hops farm in Johannesburg, and we visit Insectec in Letsitele, which, according to its owners, is the largest insectary in the Southern Hemisphere.

As in previous episodes, Erasmus also highlights some of the top-performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly.
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68. The Weekly Wrap – 27 August

Listen to some of the latest news from the farming sector and learn about the articles featured in the 27 August issue of Farmer’s Weekly in this episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, presented by Sindira Chetty.

In this issue, we look at the basics of hoof health management in cattle. Animal health experts discuss common problems faced in hoof health and offer easy solutions. Dr Peter Evans of SAPPo talks about pig welfare and how to raise stress-free pigs. And we find out how diversity is key to obtaining a superior macadamia nut crop, as cross-pollination between varieties can lead to a yield increase.

As in previous episodes Chetty also highlights some of the top performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly.
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67. The Weekly Wrap – 20 August

In this episode of the Weekly Wrap, Janine Ryan and Julinda Schroeder discuss what you can expect from the 20 August issue of Farmer’s Weekly, which will be on shelf from 13 August.

In this issue, Farmer’s Weekly looks at a Boer goat stud run on a 10ha farm in North West. Owner Jonathan Carlson says that he prioritises quality over quantity, and that farmers should invest in good animal genetics from the get-go. Ryan also discusses the poor drainage of soils, which is an ever-present threat to crop production. This article is one of two in this week’s special focus on irrigation and soil health.

Schroeder speaks about the news highlights in the 20 August issue.
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66. The Weekly Wrap – 13 August

In this episode of the Weekly Wrap, hosted by Julinda Schroeder, we take a look at coffee production in Limpopo. Zander Ernst of Allesbeste Boerdery, which is perhaps best known for avocado production, talks about how the demand for premium, locally-produced coffee has soared over recent years, and what makes coffee production an attractive opportunity for farmers around the country. We also speak to Josef van Wyngaard of Voermol Feeds about caring for lambs and the importance of careful management to prevent losses.

As always, Schroeder also looks at highlights from the week’s issue.

Get the 13 August issue of Farmer’s Weekly on shelf from 6 August!
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65. The Weekly Wrap – 6 August

Listen to some of the latest news from the farming sector and learn about the articles featured in the 6 Aug issue of Farmer’s Weekly in this episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, presented by Denene Erasmus.

In this week’s issue, we look at the basics of developing and implementing a seasonal breeding strategy for your herd, we also speak to a quail farmer about how to farm with this type of poultry and the challenges they have experienced marketing quail meat and eggs. Readers can also learn more about a citrus producer from the Eastern Cape who is farming with the relatively unknown Orri mandarin variety. This issue also features one of South Africa’s best known wine brands, Van Loveren, and we find out how the owners of Van Loveren have managed to survive multiple alcohol sales bans since first COVID-19 lockdown last year.

As in previous episodes Erasmus also highlights some of the top performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly.
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64. The Weekly Wrap – 30 July

Listen to some of the latest news from the farming sector and learn about the articles featured in the 30 July issue of Farmer’s Weekly in this episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, presented by Sindira Chetty.

In this week’s issue Simmentaler stud owner Willem Botha from the eastern Free State explains why superior cows are the bedrock of beef production. Botha believes that high-quality female animals are a key element in a commercial breeding herd. And seasoned Gauteng-based pecan farmer Albert Bouwmeester Jnr shares some tips on how he gets the most from his pecan orchard.

As in previous episodes Chetty also highlights some of the top performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly.
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63. The Weekly Wrap – 23 July

In this episode of the Weekly Wrap, Janine Ryan tells you what you can expect from the 23 July issue of Farmer’s Weekly, which will be on shelf from 16 July.

In this week’s issue, Farmer’s Weekly speaks to Sara Place, chief sustainability officer at Elanco Animal Health, about the important role cattle and other ruminants play in ensuring a sustainable future for the planet. While livestock production is often targeted by climate change activists as major contributors to global warming, this is not true, says Place, and their role in sustainable food production must not be underestimated. Farmer’s Weekly also speaks to Doug Osler in the Free State about how his family’s business pioneered apple production in the eastern part of the province, and how he mitigates threats such as frost and hail.

Ryan also looks at some of the news stories in the 23 July issue.
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62. The Weekly Wrap – 16 July

In this episode of the Weekly Wrap, host Julinda Schroeder and Janine Ryan discuss what readers can expect from the latest issue of Farmer’s Weekly. The 16 July issue will be on shelf on 9 July.

The features discussed this week include the crops feature, which focuses on the economic and health benefits of the ‘orphan’ crop, okra. Okra is mostly produced by communal farmers, and while there is no formal market for the crop in South Africa, it remains a crop with huge potential. Also discussed is the livestock feature, which focuses on how to raise the perfect dairy cow. This includes breeding for the best genetics and feeding your dairy cow well, regardless of her age or where she is in the production cycle.

As in other episodes, highlights from the week’s news are also discussed.
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61. The Weekly Wrap – 9 July

Listen to some of the latest news from the farming sector and learn about the articles featured in the 9 July issue of Farmer’s Weekly in this episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, presented by Denene Erasmus.
In this week’s issue we look at how how one farmer from the Eastern Cape is working to uplift emerging citrus growers in that province and readers can also learn more about the digital tool that is helping fruit farmers in the Western Cape detect and solve production problems. Livestock enthusiasts can read about how an award-winning Hugenoot cattle breeder is making use of scientific breeding tools to improve his herd and crop farmers can learn more about managing irrigation when water supply is scarce.
As in previous episodes Erasmus also highlights some of the top performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly.

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