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South African milk farm invests millions

Article Jacques Claassen 24 Jul 2015
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After scaling down its wheat production and expanding its dairy herd over the last 15 years from 350 to 2 350 cows, a family farm in South Africa’s Western Cape province improved its average milk yield gradually by 42% to 14 600 kg/cow per year.

 This farming enterprise now also invested R10 million in its own bio-digester. Biogas plants on SA farms were previously regarded as too expensive, but a SA engineering company came up with an effective design that is 42-55% cheaper than a European system.

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