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Glyphosate revisited and the subjectivity of science.

Glyphosate revisited and the subjectivity of science.

The ubiquity of this poison is an example of epistemicide. I elaborate on epistemicide at the bottom of this blog. The chemical that is added to keep Glyphosate in suspension in the herbicide is what lab people give lab rats to create tumours. I wrote this article on Glyphosate (the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup […]

Short film on our outdoor laying hens.

Short film on our outdoor laying hens.

A friend of mine, Michael Raimondo, filmed and then edited this short film. It really captures what we do very well. I think I need a drone to help me farm. Thanks Michael. If you want to know more about outdoor chickens then please click here. The password to the film is Chicken Angus 11 […]

Dinner with a difference – 3rd of June – Spier Wine Farm, Stellenbosch

Dinner with a difference – 3rd of June – Spier Wine Farm, Stellenbosch

An old buddy of mine who trained and worked as a chef for years has expanded his skill set to include tour guiding. This weekend he is combining both (not the pineapples) into creating an event on the farm. I will be doing the guiding part on the farm and Neil, who farms the vegetables on […]

Chicken soup for the soil – a soil amendment I recently applied

Chicken soup for the soil – a soil amendment I recently applied

One of the best things about my job is I get to see my mentors relatively regularly as the regenerative agricultural world is rather small. One of the pioneers of the movement in this country is Dick Isted. They farm near Lady Grey in the Eastern Cape. They have been building fertility there for many years. […]

My water has been cut by 95%

My water has been cut by 95%

Last week I had to offload half my cattle herd. This was because my irrigation water has been cut by 95%. My cattle only eat the grass that grows on our farm. In summer we need to irrigate to keep this grass growing. I am one of thousands of farmers getting water from the Theewaterskloof […]

Ways to enjoy our produce as of 21 February 2017

Ways to enjoy our produce as of 21 February 2017

Now that we have upgraded our product range we are updating how you can source our produce. The new products have no nitrates or nitrites added during production (Click here for more on this cancer free meat). If you don’t want to scroll through the photos from some of the work on the farm then please […]

You can have this mob grazing app for your farm. Read on.

You can have this mob grazing app for your farm. Read on.

For the last two years we have been experimenting with an Android app developed by Polymorph, who are based in Stellenbosch. It records our daily moves. Exact (GPS based) size of the camp. Number of livestock moved into the camp. Time of move into and out of camp. Brix reading of the pasture. Type of animals. Weight […]

Update on our outdoor chicken operation

Update on our outdoor chicken operation

It has been a year since our colleague Rico left to start his own outdoor egg operation at Boschendal which is doing really well. It is also a year since we open sourced all our information. Click here for that. The one thing I forgot to add was that it is critical to galvanise the […]

Free choice mineral licks. Update. Biological farming vs mechanical farming.

Free choice mineral licks. Update. Biological farming vs mechanical farming.

In February 2014  I wrote this article about free choice mineral licks. Since then we have expanded the range of minerals that are available to our cattle and we also now have free choice minerals for our pigs and for our laying hens. The principle remains the same. All soils are deficient, the plants growing […]