In the five years that I have been farming this is the most depressing thing that has happened to me. If you would rather read about the uplifting things we do on the farm like Carbon sequestering beef, or what an Eggmobile is or why we
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
As of today I will not be supplying any butchery with beef from our farm. I am in the process of building a small meat processing plant on our farm where I will process our Spier Pasture Reared Beef. For clients/butcheries who do want guaranteed
Every sixth months, in the five years that I have been farming, I meet a smart, driven, talented individual who is doing what they do well and will make a success or is already making a success of their lives. What they all have
Dear Reader This past weekend we had the great privilege of having Nicolas Joly visit Spier as part of the Secret Festival. His 4 hour lecture on Saturday was fascinating and stimulating. Here are three articles he left with us. Thanks for reading them. You
One of the late GREAT Bud Williams’ disciples, all the way from Australia, is going to be presenting on and teaching about the art of Low Stress Stockhandling on our farm, Spier, on the 27th of September. To book contact Bruce Brown on firstname.lastname@example.org or
Dear Reader/Greenhouse Gas Emitter. Unless you eat our beef that comes off the Spier Wine Farm (it is rollermarked SPIERPR), your act of eating beef contributes to greenhouse gas emissions/global warming. You can now buy our beef generated carbon credits from these guys at Credible Carbon.
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),
Dear Reader The two main issues are first, that by using this manure you could be inadvertently be applying a herbicide to your land and second, you could be endangering the health of your cattle if you feed them this manure. Fortunately for me, the
Dear fellow livestock lovers. I read about Bud Williams in the Stockman Grass Farmer. He was the godfather of low stress stock handling and designed the Bud Box. Our cattle handling has changed dramatically for the better since we built and use the Bud Box.