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The Farmer's Inside Track podcast is proudly presented by www.FoodForMzansi.co.za. It is aimed at South Africa’s up-and-coming farmers and new entrants into farming and agri-businesses who need information and inspiration to help them start up and get up to sprinting speed as commercial producers and/or agri-processors.

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The Farmer's Inside Track podcast is proudly presented by www.FoodForMzansi.co.za. It is aimed at South Africa’s up-and-coming farmers and new entrants into farming and agri-businesses who need information and inspiration to help them start up and get up to sprinting speed as commercial producers and/or agri-processors.

• Join the farmers' members club | www.farmersinsidetrack.co.za
• Facebook | www.facebook.com/foodformzansi.co.za
• Twitter & Instagram | @foodformzansi.co.za
• Food For Mzansi's WhatsApp line | +27 81 889 9032

    Livestock health: A guide to using thermometers

    Livestock health: A guide to using thermometers

    In this episode of Farmers Inside Track, we delve into the critical role of thermometers in livestock management. Accurate monitoring of animal body temperature is essential for maintaining the health and productivity of your herd.
     
    Ernest Makua, livestock technical advisor at Red Meat Industry Services (RMIS), provides essential information on how a thermometer delivers precise and consistent readings. He also guides you on how to use a thermometer effectively.
     

    • 13 min
    What farmers should know about water quality

    What farmers should know about water quality

    Good quality irrigation water is crucial for the health of your crops and the longevity of irrigation equipment.
    In this episode, Dexter Neethling, product manager at Netafim South Africa, talks about declining water quality and the vital role of filtration and standards in agricultural irrigation.

    He also shares information on how water quality is classified and its impact on filter selection, what farmers should know about managing water quality and more.

    • 9 min
    Oursula rose through vineyard ranks, crafting award-winning wines.

    Oursula rose through vineyard ranks, crafting award-winning wines.

    In this episode, we meet Oursula Lenee, a dedicated Viticulturist at Laborie. Oursula joined KWV in December 2016 as an Assistant Viticulturist, but her ambition to work at KWV began during her student days at Stellenbosch University.
     
    While pursuing her BSc in Viticulture and Oenology, Lenee gained experience at KWV’s Wine Emporium as a tasting assistant and tour leader. It was during this time that her confidence and passion for wine flourished, solidifying her decision to pursue a career in the wine industry.
     
    She shares her inspiring journey, highlighting her roles and accomplishments within the wine sector. She delves into the reasons behind her choice to specialise in viticulture, offering insights into the challenges and triumphs she has encountered along the way.
     
    The South African Wine Industry Professional Body (SAWIPB) was established to develop practitioners and support industry-related entities, ensuring social sustainability in the wine sector.
     
    DISCLAIMER:
     
    The views and opinions expressed in this episode are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SAWIPB. The information provided in this episode is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered professional advice.

    • 11 min
    What is quality seed after all

    What is quality seed after all

    Many farmers believe that quality crops start with quality seeds. But what exactly makes a seed "quality"?
    In this episode, powered by the South African National Seed Organisation (Sansor), we delve into the essential characteristics of high-quality seeds and their significance in modern agriculture.

    We chat with Kobus van Huyssteen, technical manager at Sansor, who sheds light on the key attributes that determine seed quality and why it's crucial for farmers.

    Van Huyssteen shares his insights on South African farmers' access to quality seeds, how evolving consumer preferences shape the focus on seed quality, and what the future holds for our agricultural sector.

    • 15 min
    Sizo Tshabalala’s success in poultry farming

    Sizo Tshabalala’s success in poultry farming

    Sizo Tshabalala, a man of grand ambitions, is also a prominent farmer. As a first-generation poultry farmer on communal land in Elukwatini, Mpumalanga, he manages a flourishing enterprise known as Tshabalala Farming.
     
    In this episode, we hear from Tshabalala who operates on a 10-hectare farm, with his pride and joy being a layer house that can accommodate 15 000 birds. Starting with little more than determination and a clear vision, Tshabalala’s dedication has turned his humble beginnings into a substantial and thriving business.

    • 23 min
    Rabies in livestock: What farmers should know

    Rabies in livestock: What farmers should know

    In this episode, we speak with Dr Didi Claassen, the general manager of Afrivet Training and Technical Services. She provides crucial updates on the impact of rabies on production animals and shares valuable insights on how farmers can protect their livestock.
    Claassen discusses everything from the early symptoms of rabies in livestock and how farmers can identify them, to specific farm factors or conditions that increase the risk of rabies outbreaks, recommended vaccination schedules, and more.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Jibho (south Africa) ,

Very Informative Podcast !!!!

I was introduced to this podcast by a fellow farmer I know in my area. What a privilege to have access to such a fantastic podcast. My wish is that you can cover how and where small holding farmers i.e. 12ha land can hire harvesting equipment. As a Sunflower farmer myself it is the most difficult and stressful period to find farmers or companies willing to hire out this equipment due to the size of land being too small. Physical labour is just to expensive for small holding farmers with 10ha to 15ha of land during harvesting.

Thabo Msimang ,

A podcast with heart, soul and mind

Thank you, Farmer’s Inside Track, for taking the time to celebrate black agricultural excellence in this particular way. Jacky Goliath’s inspires not only those in the agricultural sector, but everyone everywhere.

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