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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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    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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    APAC bio-security protocol by auctioneers

    All livestock agents need to take note that it is compulsory to register with APAC, a self-sustaining regulatory body. With the recent scare of the food-and-mouth disease outbreak, it became clear that better self-regulation of the industry is required. Background of foot and mouth disease FMD is a highly contagious viral disease that affects cattle, […] More

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    Veediefstal oor die feesseisoen toon ‘n afname

    Die Nasionale Veediefstal Voorkomingsforum het oor die afgelope jare ‘n tendens bevestig dat daar ‘n toename in veediefstal is oor die feesseisoen en die somer plantseisoen.   Verskeie faktore dra by tot die toename in veediefstal soos die betaling van bonusse, die hoeveelheid geld wat beskikbaar is om vleis- en vleisprodukte te koop en kulturele gewoontes […] More

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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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