Tag Archives: livestock

Trust in meat suppliers eroded

This is my 30th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. In recent weeks food issues have gained prominence in the media. Most notably we have had the results of the Stellenbosch study on retail meats in which it … Continue reading

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Restoring our grasslands

Take the time to view this TED talk by Alan Savoury on Holistic Management. It challenges the current orthodoxy, that paints grazing animals as a negative influence on the environment. This is bio-mimicry in action. One of the key methodologies … Continue reading

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Talking turkey…

This is my 26th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. Roast turkey has always had a pride of place on my family’s Christmas table. It has always been my mothers speciality and without fail she has always produced … Continue reading

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Always keep it real

This is my 16th article from the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. I started my morning today with a boiled egg from my Zulu fowls. I think most farmers will agree with me, there is nothing like a freshly laid … Continue reading

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Resilience is the name of the game.

This is my 15th article from the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. It’s the time of the year on the farm when we gather our wits after a busy and hectic year-end and start looking forward to and preparing for … Continue reading

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Zulu Sheep

This is a cross post from the Broadleaze Farm site. We are embarking on a new farming adventure at Broadleaze by joining the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity Presidium for the protection of the Zulu Sheep breed. The Zulu Sheep … Continue reading

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Grass vs grain – you decide. Mercury Food and Wine article no. 13

Last month I discussed the concept of how one’s food choices have effects way beyond ones dinner plate. This month I would like to elaborate by looking at the implications of our choices of meats and animal products.   Meat … Continue reading

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A Mothers Love!

This years first gosling’s were born on 29 August. The mother started sitting on the  1 August. Geese on average sit for 28 days. The mother goose is wonderfully protective and the gander normally hovers around being very fierce. Her cute look … Continue reading

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Joel Salatin: How to Prepare for A Future Increasingly Defined By Localized Food & Energy

Joel Salatin: How to Prepare for A Future Increasingly Defined By Localized Food & Energy – Blogs at Chris Martenson. The above link refers to an interview by Chris Martenson of Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm. Joel has been a … Continue reading

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