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    Sheep farming made easy

    Clearly defined pens for every purpose or operation makes farming so much easier and enjoyable. But keep in mind that animals staying in an enclosed area offer many challenges. It is sensible to place your animal pens downwind and in such a position in relation to the housing and feed processing area that odours and […] 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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    Sheep farming made easy – Part 10: Handling systems

    The sheep handling facility consists of ramps, pens and scales. A practical approach is the secret in designing the facility and even aspects such as sheep behaviour should be considered. This month we look at fixed, adaptable and mobile loading ramps. We thank the ARC Institute for Agricultural Engineering in South Africa for making their […] More

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    Sheep farming made easy

    The value of animal waste is grossly underestimated. In Europe, animal waste was intensively used as fertiliser before the Second World War. The advent of reasonably cheap, inorganic fertiliser as a by-product of the production of explosives, diminished the use of animal waste. In the current world situation of expensive commercial fertilisers, the attention is […] More

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    Build a sheep farm with Bonnox

    Intensive and meticulous planning preceded Ian Wyeth’s move from town to a farm to take up sheep husbandry. One of the solutions that accompanied him was Bonnox. “For years, I have lived in the southern part of Pretoria and frequently passed the Bonnox factory,” he said. “Their name on the roof is visible from afar.” Bonnox […] More

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    Sheep farming made easy

    We thank the ARC Institute for Agricultural Engineering in South Africa who made their manual on sheep production and facilities available to the readers of ProAgri Zambia. Ventilation requirements Any building will exercise an influence on the relative moisture content, quality of the air, the temperature, as well as the amount and quality of light […] More

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    Build a sheep farm with Bonnox

    Intensive and meticulous planning preceded Ian Wyeth’s move from the town to the farm to take up sheep husbandry. One of the solutions that accompanied him was Bonnox. “For years, I have lived in the southern part of Pretoria and frequently passed the Bonnox factory,” he said. “Their name on the roof is visible from […] More

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    Waarom is die behoorlike ontwikkeling van ‘n ooi se plasenta so belangrik?

    Deur CJ (Bom) Louw, NWKV Produksie-adviseur, Suid-Vrystaat en KwaZulu Natal Die ontwikkeling en grootte van die plasenta word tussen dag 30 en dag 90 van dragtigheid bepaal. Die plasenta skei die hormoon estradiol af, wat die uier voorberei op melkklierontwikkeling. Die ontwikkeling van die uier gedurende laatdragtigheid sal die melkproduksiekapasiteit van die ooi bepaal. Die […] More

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    Wolmark styg met 1,3%

    Op die 13de veiling van die 2017/2018 seisoen het die merinowolmarkaanwyser met +1,3% gestyg en op 19743c per kg skoon gesluit. Dit is ongeveer 27,62% 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      24513  (+1,4%)              21 µ […] More

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    Uitstekende kondisie van Caledon jongooie ten spyte van droogte

    Ses Merino en 14 Dohne Merino-kuddes het hierdie jaar deelgeneem aan die Caledon kudde-evaluasies wat op 14, 15 en 21 Augustus plaasgevind het.  Daar is van plaas tot plaas gegaan waar deelnemers hulle trop ooie voorgejaag het. Die beoordelaars, Frans Hugo van CMW en Pieter du Plessis van BKB het 25 ooie per deelnemer afgetel […] More

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    Wolmark styg met 0,3%

    Op die 29ste wolveiling van die 2016/2017 seisoen het die Cape Wools-merinowolmarkaanwyser met 0,3% gestyg en op 16434c per kg skoon gesluit. Gemiddelde skoonwol prysaanwysers vir goeie kwaliteit lang vagwol (MF4/MF5) met ‘n treksterkte van 35 (NKT) was soos volg:    18 µ      22248  (+1,8%)                   […] More

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    Veesiektes: VROTPOOTJIE

    Deur Jannie Fourie, NWKV Produksie Adviseur, Caledon, Weskaap Oorsaak en oordrag: Vrotpootjie word deur die Dichelobacter nodus bakterie veroorsaak. Dit is hoogs aansteeklik en enige wonde soos bosluis bytplekke, beserings of stukkende plekkies, is moontlike plekke waar kieme die kloue kan binnedring. Die oopsper van kloutjies as die dier loop, verhoog die voorkoms van vrotpootjie.  […] More

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