Agriculture

Spotlight on feedlot conditions

3 days ago - 12 December 2019 | Agriculture

Public criticism of the lack of shade at a cattle feedlot south of Windhoek has put the spotlight on animal welfare and the impact of heat stress on weight gain at feedlots. Agricultural researcher Wally...

Drought impacts Agra

4 days ago - 11 December 2019 | Agriculture

A relative stagnant gross profit, paired with increasing costs, resulted in total comprehensive income for the Agra group decreasing to N$24.4 million for the 2018/19 financial year, which is a decline of 24.2% when compared...

Meatco beats SA parity price

4 days ago - 11 December 2019 | Agriculture

Despite the prevailing drought, Meatco has paid over N$175 million in total above the South African parity price to local farmers. According to Meatco, the financial difficulties experienced in the 2018/19 financial year, along...

Praying for rain, not handouts

1 week ago - 05 December 2019 | Agriculture

A Kavango East pensioner says he is looking forward to a good rainy season in order to work his field, as he wants to stop depending on government handouts.Michael Moyo (67) from Mauvara village in...

Dare to Care exceeds target

1 week ago - 04 December 2019 | Agriculture

The Dare to Care Fund at the end of last month exceeded its target of raising N$10 million to assist drought-stricken farmers across the country. The fund was established by members of the farming sector...

Less smoke, more income

1 week ago - 04 December 2019 | Agriculture

Smoke reduction, lucrative by-products and a 24-hour burning cycle were the hot topics at a recent field day of the Namibia Charcoal Association (NCA). A...

Bigger is better

2 weeks ago - 29 November 2019 | Agriculture

Agra celebrated the re-opening of its Aranos retail branch on Friday, 22 November. The Aranos branch in the Hardap Region has been revamped to the...

Improved rainfall predicted

2 weeks ago - 27 November 2019 | Agriculture

The regional rainfall pattern for the 2019/20 agricultural season is encouraging, as parts of southern Africa are expected to receive adequate rains in the first...

Dairy industry in the doldrums

3 weeks ago - 20 November 2019 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT The ongoing drought has hit Namibia’s dairy industry hard. A shortage of fodder has led to unsustainable feed prices and a 500...

Spotlight on bush encroachment

3 weeks ago - 19 November 2019 | Agriculture

Several farmers recently received training to adequately arm themselves against bush encroachment. Bush encroachment is the expansion of bush species at the expense of other...

Dairy industry in the doldrums

3 weeks ago - 19 November 2019 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT The ongoing drought has hit Namibia’s dairy industry hard. A shortage of fodder has led to unsustainable feed prices and a 500...

Massive food project mooted

4 weeks ago - 15 November 2019 | Agriculture

A family trust that has been involved in missionary work among vulnerable youth, women, and children since the pre-independence years is planning three large-scale agriculture...

Agriculture

New strategies needed for livestock...

1 month - 07 November 2019 | Agriculture

New strategies need to be formulated to address the shortcomings in the livestock farming sector and prepare it for the future. A competitive analysis of...

41% of Namibians want land...

1 month - 06 November 2019 | Agriculture

JEMIMA BEUKES About 41% of Namibians want the government to expropriate land without any compensation, the latest Afrobarometer report has found.This...

New Meatco board members nominated

1 month - 06 November 2019 | Agriculture

Meatco held a special members' meeting last Friday where close to 247 producers attended to nominate new directors for the organisation. Agriculture minister Alpheus !Naruseb,...

'Rather farm with goats'

1 month - 06 November 2019 | Agriculture

Keetmanshoop Rural constituency councillor Elias Kharuxab says farmers should start breeding more with goats, as they survive on shrubs and have a high chance to...

Baillères unrepentant on Erindi jobs

1 month - 05 November 2019 | Agriculture

The trade ministry is reviewing approval by the Namibia Competition Commission (NaCC) for the sale of the 71 000-hectare Erindi Private Game Reserve to Mexican...

Planting the seed in youth...

1 month - 05 November 2019 | Agriculture

Ester KamatiOn 31 October, a group of young people flocked to the third floor of the Sanlam building, where they heard, amongst others, the story...

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