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    GRAVELOTTE FARM: Looking for a game farm with huge potential?

    Hoedspruit is a growing town with excellent infrastructure.  We have good primary and high schools, excellent doctors, dentists and all other medical practitioners.  A private hospital is now in the planning for Hoedspruit. We have a big selection of popular restaurants. Being close to Kruger Park, Hoedspruit is very popular with South Africans wanting to […] More

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    Vlakte Bonsmara auction highlights: The red breed does it again!

    On Friday the 7th of May 2021, in the heart of the Bushveld, on the farm Doornpan 45 km from Roedtan in the Limpopo province, the Vlakte Bonsmara study group held their auction. It was a huge success where top animals, 23 bulls and 300 female animals respectively, came under the hammer. The auction registration […] More

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    Namibia: Sheep production figures drop due to drought

    A serious drought hampered sheep production in Namibia since 2013. There was no grazing and farmers had to sell 50% of their livestock to survive. Luckily, since the beginning of January 2021, good rains fell in Namibia and farmers are building up their livestock numbers again. Sheep production showed a shocking decrease in the last […] More

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    Cattle health management: Prevention is better than cure

    The cold weather has arrived in most parts of the country and in the next few months we shall notice further effects of the dry winter weather which should be followed by warm, wet conditions. Managing the health of your herd is a critical step towards profitable cattle production. Waiting until you experience a loss […] More

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    Sheep farming made easy – Part 2: Production cycles and reproduction management

    Reproduction is one of the most important factors which determine profitability when farming with sheep. The reproductive rate varies by farm, production system, and geographic areas. An ewe’s production year can be divided into four distinct critical periods. The ewe is mated during a mating season of about three to six weeks, followed by a […] More

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    Farming with goats – Part 7: Best breeding practices to expand your flock

    Every farmer wants to expand his flock. However there are key principles that need attention concerning the effective management of ewes, rams and kids. Reproduction and kidding management directly affect the flock’s reproductive performance. Reproduction efficiency in any goat flock can be assessed by considering the following aspects: •The interval between consecutive kiddings of a […] More

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    Wintering of ruminants: Feed wisely and farm efficiently

    Winter is properly rearing its head with the first frost that had already occurred in places. The unpredictability of nature always presents challenges and can catch even experienced farmers unexpectedly. It is therefore of the utmost importance to not only rely on what the weather prophets say. Even if a wet winter is predicted, our […] More

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    Feed your cattle for success – with Rumax’s support

    Feed makes the difference between success and failure in livestock farming. Everyone knows that. Good feed improves production and lowers the vet’s bill. The quality of the feed mixture must also be maintained constantly to ensure the best possible production figures. To keep the quality of the feed the same all the time, and to […] More

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    Cattle farmers benefit from Reinke irrigation

    Irrigation is not only for grain farmers. Any cattle farmer can also benefit from it. Buying feed for animals can often be very expensive, and can negatively affect your profitability. Furthermore, the purchase of feed can expose the farmer to price fluctuations and variations in the quality of the feed. During severe droughts, there may […] More

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    Beveilig jou plaas teen aanvalle en veediefstal

    Plaasveiligheid is iets wat in elke boer se agterkop spook. Almal is bewus van die aantal gewelddadige misdade wat jaarliks op ons land se plase voorkom. Boere probeer alles in hulle vermoë om hulleself te beskerm teen hierdie sinnelose geweld. Ongelukkig is daar ook sekere mense wat hierdie kans gebruik om munt te slaan uit […] More

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    The farmer’s guide to colostrum testing: Ensure your calves get what they need

    Article supplied Quality To boost calf health and performance, it is essential to feed the right quantity of top-quality colostrum at the right time. Many cows within a herd will produce poor quality colostrum. Traditionally, colostrum from heifers has been discarded. However, with well-managed feeding and vaccination programmes, heifers are now capable of producing good […] More

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    Konyne soek boere

    “Die mark is daar, ons kort net boere,” vertel Riana Olivier van Good Rabbit Meat. En nee, dit is nie ՚n foefie nie. Die konynbedryf in Suid-Afrika is in 2019 ՚n gevoelige slag toegedien toe die grootste koper en drywer in die mark, Coniglio, gelikwideer is. Dit het gevolg op maande se beloftes en wanbetalings […] More

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