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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 »

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 ... Read More »

Sekobye brothers for quality farming

Over the years there has been a deep concern especially by the government that young people are not into Agriculture despite it being one of the sectors that can help them escape the current plague of unemployment. This however, seems to be becoming a cry of the past as the youth have now started to show enormous interest in the ... Read More »

Setlhaolo’s perseverance pays off

In the Southern District of Botswana about 86 kilometres from the country’s capital city, Gaborone lies the Bangweketse capital called Kanye. It is a village rich in history. A land that renowned public figures hail from including Kgosi Seepapitso and the former statesman Sir Ketumile Masire. In the same Kanye, there is an emerging millionaire farmer called Morris Setlhaolo. Setlhaolo ... Read More »

Affordable water troughs for small stock

Farmers often tend to focus on providing quality feed and overlook the importance of water in a ruminant’s diet. With sheep, the voluntary consumption of water is two to three times the intake of dry matter. The daily water intake of sheep can be 12 times greater in summer than in winter. When shade is provided, goats consume less water ... Read More »

Treat plants as your children-Badenhorst

It has been said over and over again that there can never be sweet without sweat. Rightly so, farmers should not expect to get good returns from their produce if they are not up to the task to ensure that they use good management practices. The same sentiments were echoed or underscored by Peter Badenhorst of Ramogomana Farming at a ... Read More »