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    Pig production guide – Part 2: Sound Management Principles

    by EH Kemm The management of a business plays a crucial role in its success or failure. Even more so when dealing with livestock. Managing the different types of feed of animals at different ages, keeping up with the tasks that need to be performed during the stages of production and record keeping are among […] More

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    Zimbabwe milk production: Steadily beginning to grow again

    Dairying in the smallholder sector in Zimbabwe is practiced for profit making, feeding the family and to produce manure to support crop production. Large-scale dairy producers are contributing 97%, while the remainder is coming from small-scale farmers in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe used to produce approximately 260 million litres of milk per year in the early 1990s, […] More

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    Saving Namibia’s livestock industry – Part 4 (b): Different rangeland approaches or case studies/best practices

    The Namibian livestock industry is in decline. There is a large-scale loss of palatable perennial grasses, widely spread bush encroachment, and Namibia is regarded as a country that will be severely affected by climate change. To counter this trend, the Department of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (DAWF), together with industry partners such as the Namibian […] More

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    Let Tal-Tec and eWeigh be your solution for traceability

    Create a better future for your livestock by knowing your animal’s history. Be part of the solution in the world’s food value chain by enhancing the traceability in the livestock industry through the use of eWeigh and iLivestock powered by Tal-Tec. By just marking your animals with your registered brand mark and a numbering system, […] More

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    Plant a planned mix of winter grazing crops and win

    To be successful livestock farmers have a choice when it comes to grazing for their animals. They can either graze their animals on the natural available veld on the farm, or they can proactively cultivate artificial reserve pastures (foggage). The availability of such additional fodder, especially during the winter months, will give a herd a […] More

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    HOEFONDERHOUD: Meer sap uit die lemoen

    deur Gert en Riaan van Zyl In die huidige ekonomiese klimaat met baie faktore wat ʼn uitwerking het op die winsgewendheid van die melkerybedryf, is dit belangrik om op alle faktore te konsentreer om sodoende die spreekwoordelike maksimum sap uit die lemoen te druk, of soveel moontlik melk te produseer. Mankheid by melkbeeste is ʼn […] More

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    Game farmers have a duty to farm for the future

    Dr Gerhard H Verdoorn South Africa can presently boast with more game than 100 years ago. This is mainly the result of good conservation practices followed by SANparks, provincial conservation authorities and private landowners over decades. A significant percentage of South Africa’s game is to be found in private game reserves, on game farms, or […] More

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    Farming Basics: Goat farming

    Goat farming can be a lucrative business if managed properly. This guide will help you to increase your goat herd with healthy animals, and also your profits. The top meat producing goat breeds are the Boer Goat, Savanna and Kalahari Red. These animals have a bigger body frame and are favoured by goat farmers who […] More

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    Boerdery en COVID-19: ‘n Vergelyking van beheermaatreëls

    Die huidige COVID-19 pandemie bied dalk ‘n geleentheid om ‘n vergelyking te tref met dieresiektes. Hierdie artikel wil geensins die verlies en swaarkry wat mense weens die pandemie ervaar, onderskat nie. Die episentrum van die epidemie was in Wuhan, China en het deur die beweging van mense vinnig versprei na ander dele van China en […] More

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    Tuli Genootskap vier ‘n kwarteeu

    In 1976 kom die eerste klein groepie Tuli beeste in Suid-Afrika aan, vanaf Zimbabwe. Die eerste informele klub word in 1987 gestig met wyle Jan Mouton van Vrede as President. Gedurende 1995 kry die Tuli amptelike erkenning van SA Stamboek as ‘n ontwikkelende ras. 25 laar later, op Vrydag 1 Mei, vier die Genootskap sy 25ste bestaansjaar. […] More

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    Saving Namibia’s livestock industry: Part 3 – Different rangeland approaches or case studies/best practices

    The Namibian livestock industry is in decline. There is a large-scale loss of palatable perennial grasses, widely spread bush encroachment, and Namibia is regarded as a country that will be severely affected by climate change. To counter this trend, the Department of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF), together with industry partners such as the Namibian […] More

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    Boost your profits with better pastures

    Botswana is home to more cattle than people. In recent years, the government has made an effort to encourage agriculture in order to boost the national economy. Many farms are being set up, particularly in the northern regions, and many irrigation projects are launched. These irrigated farms are mainly focussed on the cultivation of various […] More

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