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Comparison of livestock theft across provinces: Third quarter of year

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes Understanding and comparing the theft of different livestock species across provinces is crucial for gaining insight into the dynamics...
RSG Landbou, Veediefstal

Livestock theft: The short end of the stick

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes Three elements are necessary for a crime to be committed: a willing criminal, a suitable target (property) and the...

Communal livestock farming (Part 1): Challenges and opportunities

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes Vast areas of the Eastern Cape and other parts of the country are suitable for livestock and crop farming....
auction, APAC, opspoorbaarheidstelsel

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 the work....

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 small chore...
The new NaLFSA -SA national executive committee (NEC)

New association replaces NERPO

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes A newly formed red meat commodity association is calling for a real and impactful transformation in the South African...
Rudzani Sadiki (left) and his right-hand man, Tshilidzi Mudau, with the ARC National Kaonafatso ya Dikgomo of the Year award. Tshilidzi assists Rudzani in marking and weighing the animals, and recording all measurements.

From herdsman to award-winning producer

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes As a young boy, Rudzani Sadiki tended to his family’s cattle in the village’s communal pastures in Venda, Limpopo....
Dr Takisi Masiteng, head of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Free State, Jeremia Mathebula, vice-chairperson of Grain SA, and Saki Mokoena, MEC of agriculture and rural development in the Free State. (Photograph Christal-Lize Muller)

Free State government invests in producers

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes The Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is taking action to overcome the challenges facing the sector....
Selina Hlabedi

Selina Hlabedi: A leader who farms and a farmer who leads

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Breaking the grass ceiling is not an easy feat for a female farmer in the male dominated world of...
fences

Well-maintained fences make for happy producers

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Boundary fences’ function is not only to separate the good from the bad, but also helps you to stay...