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Police officials arrested for stock theft

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Five police officials and two animal stockbrokers were arrested in Bloemfontein and...

Countrywide decline in livestock theft

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Livestock theft remains a crime that seriously affects the agricultural community, having...

Livestock theft: The short end of the stick

            Three elements are necessary for a crime to be committed: a willing criminal, a suitable target (property) and...

The hallmarks of a top livestock auctioneer

It is becoming more difficult to get new auctioneers to join the industry, especially young ones who are willing to put in...

All you need to know about new livestock biosecurity rules

On 13 November 2020, the Biosecurity Rules for Livestock Agents were published in Government Gazette 43900, Board Notice 135 of 2020. All...

Marking your livestock is worth your while

There are still cattle farmers who believe the marking of their livestock is a waste of time. The truth is that this...

RPO congress: Traceability is paramount for progress

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes At the annual Red Meat Producers Organisation’s (RPO) national congress, which was...

FSA calls for more police task forces in the Free State

The police task force that was formed after the murder of Brendin Horner in the Bethlehem Control Room’s service area meets regularly....

The battle against FMD is far from won

The outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Limpopo in November 2019, during which 19 farms and agricultural facilities tested positive for FMD,...

Is food production making a 180 degree turn?

Hunger is on the rise at a time when the world wastes more than 1 billion tons of food every year. Is...