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18
JUN

59. The Weekly Wrap – 25 June

In this week’s episode of the Weekly Wrap, Janine Ryan and Julinda Schroeder speak about what you can expect from the 25 June issue of Farmer’s Weekly, which will be on shelf on 18 June.

This week’s issue includes a special focus on crop protection and skills development. The main article looks at integrated pest management and how a holistic approach to pest control is better for the long-term sustainability of your farm and the environment. Also featured this week is a story about how Nguni cattle have helped farmers in the Eastern Cape restore a run-down farm into a profitable venture.

As in previous episodes, the main news headlines are also discussed.
11
JUN

58. The Weekly Wrap – 18 June

Listen to some of the latest news from the farming sector and learn about the articles featured in the 18 June issue of Farmer’s Weekly in this episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, presented by Julinda Schroeder.

This week’s main feature article focuses on Simbra stud breeder Rick Dell in the eastern Free State. Dell offers some tips on breeding and buying in bulls to improve the productivity of a beef cattle herd. In another feature this week, Farmer’s Weekly speaks to Brett Walker in the Eastern Cape about how he has managed to remain profitable despite the continuing drought in the province. Walker offers some sound advice on possible strategies small-stock farmers could employ to minimise the impact of the drought.

As in previous episodes, Schroeder also highlights some of the top performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly’s various platforms.

The 18 June issue will be on shelf on 11 June.
04
JUN

57. The Weekly Wrap – 11 June

Listen to some of the latest news from the farming sector and learn about the articles featured in the 11 June issue of Farmer’s Weekly in this episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, presented by Denene Erasmus.

In this week’s issue, Farmer’s Weekly looks at how one Eastern Cape farmer has benefitted from participation in mohair empowerment programmes, and hears from a macadamia farmer who has switched from using manual labour for harvesting to using predominantly mechanical means. Farmer’s Weekly also looks at organic dairy production, and the prevention and control of Sclerotinia fungus on grain and oilseed crops.

As in previous episodes Erasmus also highlights some of the top performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly.

The 11 June issue of Farmer’s Weekly will be on shelf on 4 June.
28
MAY

56. The Weekly Wrap – 4 June

Listen to some of the latest news from the farming sector and learn about the articles featured in the 4 June issue of Farmer’s Weekly in this episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, presented by Sindira Chetty.
This week’s main feature article focuses on the problems faced by small-scale pig farmers. A recent study details farming practices of these farmers and highlights shortfalls in biosecurity and nutrition.
Another top feature to look out for is on soil degradation and how it’s affecting food security. A researcher discusses ways in which we can help save the soil.
Also in this issue, we find out how a husband and wife are living a sustainable life on a small, off-the-grid farm in the Eastern Cape.
As in previous episodes, Chetty also highlights some of the top performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly’s various platforms.
21
MAY

55. The Weekly Wrap – 28 May

In this episode of the Weekly Wrap, Janine Ryan and Julinda Schroeder explain what you can expect to read in the 28 May issue of Farmer’s Weekly, which will be on shelf on 21 May.

This week’s features include an article on the importance of biosecurity on chicken farms, particularly considering the recent increase in avian influenza cases in South Africa. Also discussed is the importance of timing the planting of a soya bean crop to optimise yield.

Ryan and Schroeder also discuss nanotechnology and how it is being used in agriculture. Other news articles discussed include the recent suspensions at Onderstepoort Biological Products and the Milk Producers’ Organisation.
07
MAY

54. The Weekly Wrap - 21 May

Listen to some of the latest news from the farming sector and learn about the articles featured in the 21 May issue of Farmer’s Weekly in this episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, presented by Julinda Schroeder.
This week’s main feature article is about running a successful livestock operation in Zululand through ensuring a perfect balance between natural and supplemental feed.

The second article highlighted by managing editor, Janine Ryan, features indoor snail production in a vertical farming system, which ensures better yield and output.

As in previous episodes Schroeder also highlights some of the top performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly’s various platforms.
30
APR

53. The Weekly Wrap - 14 May

14 May – The Weekly Wrap
Listen to some of the latest news from the farming sector and learn about the articles featured in the 14 May issue of Farmer’s Weekly in this episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, presented by Denene Erasmus.
In this week’s issue, the main focus in on farm machinery and mechanisation as we take a look at some of the machinery trends that are shaping the future of agriculture. We also have an article on potato production in which a farmer from KwaZulu-Natal explains the need for precision planning when farming with this crop. In our livestock section, we meet a farmer who runs both a Hereford and an Angus stud, and she explains how she uses performance testing and selection to improve the efficiency of cattle in both of these herds. Readers can also learn more about the market for carbon credits in South Africa in this week’s feature article.
As in previous episodes, Erasmus also highlights some of the top-performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly.

The 14 May issue will be on shelf from 7 May.
16
APR

51. The Weekly Wrap – 30 April

In this week’s episode of the Weekly Wrap, Janine Ryan looks at some of the feature and news articles in the 30 April issue of Farmer’s Weekly, which will be on shelf on 23 April.

This issue, which focuses on pig farming for small-scale producers and animal feed, includes an article on implementing cost-effective biosecurity on your pig farm, as well as tips on choosing the right breed for your pig operation. This issue also includes an article on how to improve feed efficiency and reduce waste to get the most out of your animals and the feed you provide them. There is also an article about the opportunities on the global market for South African kiwi fruit growers.

Ryan also takes a look at some of the pressing issues in agriculture featured in the Farmer’s Weekly news section, including a new online grain trading platform, the impact of livestock guarding dogs on non-target species and South African farm sales trends.

Remember to follow Farmer’s Weekly on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Keep safe and happy farming!
09
APR

50. The Weekly Wrap – 23 April

Listen to some of the latest news from the farming sector and learn about the articles featured in the 23 April issue of Farmer’s Weekly in this episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, presented by Julinda Schroeder.

This week’s main feature articles include a look at the do’s and dont’s of growing bananas, with brothers Riaan and WJ Heystek sharing their experiences of setting up a banana enterprise in KwaZulu-Natal.

Farmer’s Weekly senior journalist Annelie Coleman also spoke to stud Boer goat breeder Desré Ferreira near Vryburg in North West, who provides a valuable support network to developing and commercial Boer goat farmers.

As in previous episodes, Schroeder also highlights some of the top performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly’s various platforms.
02
APR

49. The Weekly Wrap - 16 April

Listen to some of the latest news from the farming sector and learn about the articles featured in the 16 April issue of Farmer’s Weekly in this episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast, presented by Denene Erasmus.

This week’s issue includes a feature on one of South Africa’s top goat’s cheese producers. In another feature, Farmer’s Weekly explores the need for new water governance structures to stop the rapid decline of water provision and infrastructure in the country.

Listeners can also learn about exotic, multi-coloured Persian sheep, which are adding a welcome additional income stream for a Northern Cape small-stock farmer.

This issue also looks at the latest local research on how changes in weather can affect lucerne quality and production, and Farmer’s Weekly visits one of the largest sugar cane farmers in Africa to find out more about his new plans for crop rotation.

As in previous episodes, Erasmus also highlights some of the top-performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly.

Stay up to date with the latest agricultural news, views and analysis with a print or digital subscription to Farmer's Weekly, visit farmersweekly.co.za.
26
MAR

48. The Weekly Wrap - 2 & 9 April

Listen to some of the latest news from the farming sector and learn about the articles featured in the Farmer’s Weekly double issue of 2&9 April in this episode of the Weekly Wrap, presented by Sindira Chetty.

In this week’s issue we speak to 26-year-old pig farmer Jason Buys of Oceanview Piggery in the Western Cape about his free-range pig operation and how he plans to grow his business to commercial success.
Other informative features to look out for in this magazine includes a story about how a mother and daughter team, Onnicah and Naledi Nkoe, launched their essential oils business from scratch and also established their own skincare product line.
And Hano Lombard, three-time winner of the Santam Agriculture National Silage competition shares advice on how to produce superior silage to add value to your dairy operation.

As in previous episodes, Chetty also highlights some of the top-performing news articles from Farmer’s Weekly’s various platforms.

Stay up to date with the latest agricultural news, views and analysis with a print or digital subscription to Farmer's Weekly, visit farmersweekly.co.za.

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