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How regenerative agriculture can feed South Africa.

How regenerative agriculture can feed South Africa.

The only way to feed the 9 billion by 2050 is to produce our food conventionally. In other words we must tolerate caged animal agriculture and soil destructive, pesticide heavy grain growing methods. This is the great lie that is so ubiquitous you can ask anyone how to feed the world and they will repeat […]

Restructuring our beef business

Restructuring our beef business

The Farmer Angus Beef business is undergoing many changes. As you know Covid-19 has caused havoc across the globe and with the hospitality sector being the most affected, we’ve had to reconsider the way forward. We are implementing a restructuring process as of today. January has been a disaster with sales just  62% of what […]

7,101 tonnes of CO2 sequestered on our farm since 2017

7,101 tonnes of CO2 sequestered on our farm since 2017

You can directly influence climate change by choosing what you eat. Ecologically things just keep getting better on our farm. The most comprehensive measure of whether you are farming regeneratively or destructively (there is no middle ground in farming) is what is happening to the carbon in your soils. You can buy some or all […]

The Pope of regenerative agriculture is coming to South Africa!!!

The Pope of regenerative agriculture is coming to South Africa!!!

It is impossible to describe how exciting it is that Joel Salatin is coming to do two workshops on our farm early next year. He is the reason that I am farming. I have already started practicing deep breathing so that I can be calm around him. You can take your pick from any of […]

Product of the month. Egg whites.

Product of the month. Egg whites.

The success of the PJ Vadas Pasteis de Nata, which use our egg yolks, has meant that we have lots of egg whites to move. Fortunately there are lots of gym bunnies and meringue fans who love egg whites. Not sure how many gym bunnies are meringue fans and vice versa. This month PJ has […]

Brilliant metaphor for farming by my friend and mentor Mark Muncer.

Brilliant metaphor for farming by my friend and mentor Mark Muncer.

Mark has been responsible for many good things in my life. Having fun with our family, love of food, fabulous wine, hunting, reloading ammunition, charcuterie etc etc. He was the one who pushed me into starting my own butchery. This was whilst he was running the biggest grass fed beef operation in South Africa that […]

Reinspired by Reinhold Messner

Reinspired by Reinhold Messner

I recently rediscovered this book by Messner. He was the first man to climb Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen. He then went on to be the first to climb all peaks higher than 8,000m without oxygen. My favourite quote of his is “The true art of climbing is survival, and the point at which that […]

Cooking with PJ Vadas: Pavlova

Cooking with PJ Vadas: Pavlova

Pavlova Ingredients: 4 Farmer Angus egg whites 1 cup castor sugar 1 tbs cornflour Pinch salt 1 tbs white vinegar   Method: Whisk the egg whites in a bowl and add a pinch of salt. Whisk until peaks begin to form. Slowly add the sugar and keep whisking well, until the mixture is stiff and […]

Totally inspired by Mr Tfue.

Totally inspired by Mr Tfue.

Human beings limit themselves. This guy in incredible. Please watch what one man with willpower and his hands and a simple tool can accomplish in 60 days. Thank you Mr Tfue for your inspiration Angus 23 April 2020