Farming News Daily This is the RSS syndication feed for National farm census The Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) is preparing to carry out a new national census of the agricultural sector. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 21 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Rice farming The ambitious Kalimbeza national rice project on the banks of the Zambezi River in the Caprivi Region forecast a bumper crop harvest for three of its rice varieties that were planted last year, before seasonal floods swamped the farm. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 13 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT Grape farmers begin harvest Despite attempts by the Ministry of Agriculture to stop 10 Aussenkehr farmers selling their grapes to a preferred buyer other than the one touted by the Ministry, the farmers yesterday confirmed they will start harvesting today. Moreover, the Orange River Irrigation Project farmers (ORIP) said their relationship with Coolfresh Namibia at the moment is fine, despite the fact that the farmers refuse to deal exclusively with the Dutch-controlled company in the sale and marketing of their table grapes. The farmers said this week that they prefer dealing with local buyers, who they claim offer a higher price for their produce. For the moment, the farmers and their preferred buyers at Olympia Fruit Suppliers, the company currently in talks with the farmers to buy their produce this season, have made a deal with Coolfresh for cooling facilities and packaging materials, according to Coolfresh. Fri, 30 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT Massive poultry plant The first batch of breeding stock for Namiba's first large-scale commercial poultry plant has arrived at the plant at Klein Okapuka Farm on the outskirts of Windhoek. 5mpublishing Mon, 28 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT The poultry trade Namib Poultry Industries, which began construction in April of a multi-million dollar poultry facility, aims to produce 250,000 chickens per week, enough to “serve the whole Namibian market” once it reaches full production in mid-2012. newsroom - Thu, 22 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT Massive poultry investment Multi-million Namibian chicken project, which began construction in April this year, should be completed and in full production by July 2012, reports Namibian. newsroom - Tue, 20 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT Progress in farming Despite the many challenges facing farmers in Namibia, communal farmers are reportedly making progress. Sat, 17 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT New poultry equipment SKOV A/S has entered into an agreement to supply complete ventilation and production control systems for 53 poultry houses in Namibia. newsroom - Sat, 18 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT EU Inspector problems with Meatco and banned substance in beef THE 'banned' substance discovered at Meatco's feedlot by European Union (EU) inspectors last week "was not used in the manner in which it should have been used". newsroom - Sun, 27 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT The poultry industry Gys Joubert, the owner of the Farm Autabeb at Dordabis, has donated three hectares of land, two buildings and a water tank to the Youth Against Crime (YAC) group. 5mpublishing Tue, 08 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT