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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

Why I am abandoning my non GMO chicken feed…for now.

Why I am abandoning my non GMO chicken feed…for now.

A few months after this post and ever since we have been able to feed our animals non GMO feeds made by Profile Feeds in Paarl – Angus, 16 February 2021 In the five years that I have been farming this is the most depressing

Shelterbelts. Part of our pasture management system.

Shelterbelts. Part of our pasture management system.

Hello dear Reader If you look closely at the above photo, taken in October 2013, you can see a bumble bee in the middle of the picture enjoying the nectar of the keurboom (virgilia oroboidies). This tree was planted in our first shelterbelt alongside our

My new favourite farm photo

My new favourite farm photo

My old school buddy, мальчик Andersson, was down from the high country over the weekend and he got this shot of our hens eating non GMO pasture (their laying mash is also non GMO), free to range where they like (unlike all other “free range” operations),

Photos of recent activity on the farm, 27 May 2013

Photos of recent activity on the farm, 27 May 2013

All these photos have been taken by the amazing Eva van Niekerk over the last month. Click on her name to get to her website. This is SP 1301.He will be given his Zulu name at weaning. The first Limousin Bull calf born this year

Our egg price went up yesterday. Below is an explanation.

Our egg price went up yesterday. Below is an explanation.

We last increased our price for our Pasture Reared Eggs in March of 2011. The picture above was taken this afternoon after I received the Roche Yolk Colour Fan whose values were set in 1931. Our egg is a 15. The highest number on the

What is an Eggmobile? More about our laying hen operation.

What is an Eggmobile? More about our laying hen operation.

This blog posting is almost 3.5 years old. Most of what you will read remains the same however for plans, business model and more you will need to click here. (Angus 12 April 2016) An Eggmobile is a mobile hen house. Inspired by Joel Salatin