This farmer learned a tough lesson in cattle nutrition

Winter used to be a stressful time for KZN part-time farmer Sipho Shibe. His cattle's condition has taken a turn for the better, though, since he discovered the sustaining power of Voermol's Molasses Meal.

SAPFSA warns: ‘Poultry industry riddled with scammers’

SAPFSA warns up-and-coming farmers against an increase in scammers in the poultry industry. They’re also concerned about exuberant feed prices. Spokesperson Jay Venter says, “How can our industry develop, if no focus has been given to these small little things that matter?”

Every young farmer should know about ‘chocolate maize’

As an agriculture student completing her in-service training, Relobohile Selete is learning many lessons on animal nutrition. One of them is the wonders that Voermol's Korn Kandy can do.

VKB Trade remains the producer’s one-stop shop

With over 70 branches and depots nationwide, the VKB Group strives to effect and maintain a competitive advantage for its clients. This is done by ensuring that clients derive value from products and services.

From seed to smoker: Campaign tackles illicit cigarettes

The tobacco industry body SATTA has launched a new video campaign to help smokers identify illicit cigarettes. Spokesperson Zacharia Motsumi says, “Know what you smoke, and in that way avoid the tax-dodgers. Let’s buy legal and protect the legal tobacco industry.”

Dipitseng is building on the farming legacy of her father

“When my father passed on last year in June, I thought to myself, ‘Are we letting this go or is there something we can do?’ And that's how I started.” Dipitseng Manamela has not looked back.

Vaccinate now to guard animals against Rift Valley fever

Officially, the next Rift Valley fever outbreak is only expected in 2030, but a leading Afrivet veterinarian believes the latest weather predictions is cause for great concern. When livestock are infected, the virus can cause significant economic losses due to high mortality rates in young animals and waves of abortions in pregnant females.

Former banker bitten by the farming bug

For Nthakheni Portia Netshirembe, farming was the vehicle she needed to reach her self-employment goals. At the suggestion of her parents, she started farming ten years ago as a side hustle. She did not foresee the deep passion she now has for the sector to develop.

Mbense brothers keep cattle in top shape with Voermol

Ayanda Mbense always wanted to be a farmer. Childhood visits to his grandmother’s Umzimkhulu home in KwaZulu-Natal ignited his passion for farming. It is also where his business, Nimindlela Enterprise, is now based and where he has found the perfect product range to up productivity.

At 60, this farmer believes in the magic of the Voermol touch

Raised in a farming community near Bloemfontein in the Free State, it comes to no surprise that Johnny Pietersen has been farming his entire life. At 60, he works as farm manager in Wonderfontein in Mpumalanga and also pursued his own business venture with his life partner, Samaria Surname.

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Guard against heat stress, warn livestock experts

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