Extensive research conducted on disease resistance

Every year animal diseases lead to millions of rand worth of production losses. Since control is becoming increasingly more expensive and challenging, scientists are...

Veldbultoetsing vir veldaangepastheid

Ongeveer 75% van Suid-Afrika se oppervlakte bestaan uit veld. As die mens hierdie veld wil benut, moet hy dit in voedsel omskakel, en hiervoor...

The local wool industry: A major success story

By Koos du Pisanie The South African wool industry is in a privileged position and has ample opportunity for growth. Wool prices are doing remarkably...

Die grootste uitdagings van dektyd

Die grootste uitdaging vir Suid-Afrikaanse vleisbeesboere is om hul koeie se dektyd so te beplan dat hulle in dié tyd kalf wat hulle die...

Die ABC van wolkarteling

Die karteling van wol speel al vir baie jare ’n belangrike rol by die seleksie van wolskape. In die verlede was dit ook ’n...

Wees voorbereid op roofdier-aanvalle

Die afgelope somer was katastrofies vir die meeste veeboere met reën wat te laat of gladnie opgedaag het nie. Roofdiere het waarskynlik feesgevier met...

Reproduction techniques at the forefront/ Reproduksietegnieke neem die voortou

Although artificial insemination (AI) is still the preferred reproduction technique in commercial farming enterprises, embryo (MOET) and in vitro (IVEP) transplants also play an...

Measure for more milk/ Meting maak meer melk moontlik

Imagine a world in which the dairy farmer can select cows that have a smaller impact on the environment, that produce milk with exactly...

Frame size affects profitability/ Raamgrootte beïnvloed winsgewendheid.

Ideal frame size and profitability remains a contentious subject among cattle farmers. While one farmer wants to incorporate smaller-framed animals in his herd because...

A wether component can be rewarding

More than a decade ago Guillau du Toit of the farm Witfontein near Fraserburg in the Northern Cape was involved in an trial to...
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