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Six rules to being a successful young farmer

The Agriculture sector has now developed to not just being associated with old people and done as a hobby, but is now also suited for the youth as it has been proven that the sector has the potential to improve the living standards of an individual. This however, can only be attained by a dedicated and passionate individual who also ... Read More »

Six rules to being a successful young farmer

The Agriculture sector has now developed to not just being associated with old people and done as a hobby, but is now also suited for the youth as it has been proven that the sector has the potential to improve the living standards of an individual. This however, can only be attained by a dedicated and passionate individual who also ... Read More »

Overview of Broiler industry

Success in broiler industry is realised when contributing factors such as technical expertise, favourable policies/regulations and business skills are at balance. Broiler industry is the type in poultry farming where chicks are reared from day-old to slaughter weight achieved at 6-8 weeks of age. Venturing into this industry looks attractive from the distance to emerging farmers so much that planning ... Read More »

Reproductive diseases in bulls

Bulls play a critical role in the success of the farmer’s project. They contribute about 50% of the genes in a calf crop and as such their influence is immense as they are half the famer’s herd. It is for this reason that farmers have to make sure that their bulls are in good health, bearing in mind that the ... Read More »

Seed treatment critical in attaining high yields

Dry land farmers in the country are faced with a challenge of coping with unreliable rainfall and excessive heat conditions. The climatic condition in the country which is semi-arid requires farmers to improve the farming methods use. It is important for them to change from the traditional way of farming to the new and improved modern farming methods. These modern ... Read More »

Shohil’s Ile de France farming story

Shohil Maher’s attendance of the 2012 National Agriculture show turned to be a turning point for him as he was love struck by the Ile de France sheep on exhibition at that time. At that time Shohil was clueless about the breed and was seeing it for the first time. He however, could not hold and resist the animals as ... Read More »

Motlhagodi, Shango find value in pigs

Pig farming is one of the most undermined and despised farming sectors in the Agriculture industry. The public often develop a wrong and negative impression about pigs mainly because they have not taken their time to learn about this valuable animal. They are usually seen as dirty and smelling animals that cannot play a pivotal role in transforming the life ... Read More »

Nthaga – Poultry Master Farmer

The recently held Ghanzi Show saw its poultry and rabbits category being dominated by one man being Kago Nthaga as he scooped literally all the awards that were on offer. Speaking to Farmer’s Magazine Botswana in the side-lines of the Ghanzi Show, Nthaga said that he started exhibiting in the Ghanzi show in 2015 and has since been scooping awards. ... Read More »

Expert advice to aspiring young livestock farmers by Rudi Lemcke

  As the country continues to battle with high youth unemployment, the Agriculture sector has been found as one of the sectors that can help in abating the plague. Youth have been implored and are continuously implored to tap into various Agriculture activities and opportunities. It is however important for aspiring youth farmers to consider certain things before they get ... Read More »

Ghanzi show a success

The recently held 43rd Ghanzi show was a success. The show which was hosted under the theme “Sustainable economic diversification beyond 50 years through green technology” was officially opened by Botswana Stock Exchange Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Thapelo Tsheole. Officially opening the Ghanzi Agriculture show Tsheole described the show as “an icon of progressive growth given its clear contribution to ... Read More »