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    Make Bonnox a partner in your farm-smart planning

    “When I handle the wire, I can feel it is of good quality,” says Hezekiel Malesa of Brits. He has fenced his 23 hectare farm with a Bonnox fence as part of his long term farming plan. “I invest big money in the development of my Boerbok and Kalahari Red goat flocks and my farm […] More

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    Manage livestock the sure and easy way with Gallagher products

    Decades of intimate cooperation between Gallagher and South African farmers enabled the company to develop the company’s livestock handling products to become world-wide stalwarts in agriculture. But it has no end – Gallagher still depend on the unstinting support and practical ingenuity of the hands-on farmer to continue designing and manufacturing even more efficient aids […] More

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    Less trauma for animals with the Ratsbrand tool range

    No farmer likes the essential process of branding, dehorning and docking of his/her animals because it remains a painful process. Furthermore it is no pleasure to work under the naked sun with red-hot branding irons and with animals that refuse to cooperate. Ratsbrand tackled the problem and managed to reduce the trauma of animal handling […] More

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    The future lies in livestock: Cattle Wealth Management Firm opens its doors to the public!

    by staff writer Field days are fun days for farmers, with the added benefit of learning the latest on the subject presented. Cattle Wealth Management Firm recently held a very successful field day where all the right boxes were ticked. The firm invited the general public to its first ever field day on Saturday 25 […] More

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    Wat is die beste manier om na wolskape oor te skakel?

    LG du Pisani, nasionale bestuurder: produksie advies en ontwikkeling, Nasionale Wolkwekersvereniging van SA (NWKV) Wolskaapboerdery is tans op ʼn hoogtepunt.  Baie boere wil daarna oorslaan, maar is met die huidige hoë pryse van wolskaap-ooie onseker of dit ekonomies geregverdig is. Die NWKV se produksie-adviseurs beskik oor rekenaarprogramme wat boere met die besluit sal help. Die […] More

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    NMR Engineering: Hanteer jou vee maklik

    Dit was die vakmanskap en stewige staalwerk van NMR Engineering se krale en ander toerusting wat Pieter Herbst, vroeër van Link Seed en nou voltydse beesboer naby Greytown, se aandag eerste getrek het. Die staal wat NMR vir die vervaardiging van alle produkte gebruik, is dikker as dié van die meeste ander veehanteringstoerusting op die […] More

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    Sheep farming made easy

    Animal waste is not something exciting to monitor on a regular basis. It can therefore easily accrue to unmanageable levels before anyone notices. This month we look at different methods to handle sheep waste. We thank the ARC Institute for Agricultural Engineering in South Africa who made their manual on sheep production and facilities available […] More

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    Dit is krities dat boere nou slenkdalentstof bestel

    Die eerste uitbraak van Slenkdalkoors sedert 2011 is op 28 April 2018 naby Jacobsdal in die Letsemeng plaaslike munisipaliteit in die Vrystaat aangemeld. Volgens die amptelike OIE verslag soos gerapporteer deur Departement Landbou, Bosbou en Visserye het 250 skape uit ‘n trop van 600 gevrek. Wolproduksiestatistiek van Cape Wools SA (CWSA) toon dat wolverliese van […] More

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    Uitbrake van slenkdalkoors in die Vrystaat

    Die NWKV het kennis geneem van die uitbraak van Slenkdalkoors in die Vrystaat en veral in Jacobsdal en is bekommerd oor die impak wat dit op die kleinveebedryf en veral woluitvoere mag hê. Dr. Claudia Cordel, ‘n veearts van Execuvet wat Slenkdalnavorsing doen as deel van ‘n span internasionale kundiges, maan boere in die omgewing […] More

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    Wolmark styg steeds

    Op die 29ste veiling van die 2017/2018 seisoen het die merinowolmarkaanwyser met +2,8% gestyg en op 18213c per kg skoon gesluit. Dit is ongeveer 10,83% hoër as ‘n jaar gelede. Gemiddelde skoonwol prysaanwysers vir goeie kwaliteit lang vagwol (MF4/MF5) met ‘n treksterkte van 35 (NKT) was soos volg: 18 µ      21754  (+2,5%)              21 µ […] More

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    A Wool industry development fund – more power in the hands of producers

    Following extensive debate and deliberations, the NWGA National Executive decided to investigate the possiblity of establishing a development fund for the wool industry. This is being done against the background of the current decline in external development funds (eg. funding from government sources), economic pressure on existing industry assets and investments, as well as challenges […] More

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    Wurms: Hulle beheer moet goed beplan word!

    Het jy al ooit daaraan gedink dat wurms deel van die skepping is? Ek het al baie gewonder of hulle enige nut het. Een ding is seker, en dit is dat as hulle hulle gashere almal sou doodmaak, dan sou hulle saam met hulle gashere uitsterf. Deur die eeue heen het hulle egter só saam […] More

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