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...

Sundale: The greenest dairy in the Eastern Cape

“Every house needs foundations if it is going to stand. And where we can roam free ...” These lyrics from musician Kirsty Macleod’s song ‘Foundations’...

Heartwater costs the livestock industry millions

The prevention and treatment of heartwater cost the livestock industry millions every year. Animals die acutely from the disease, and its incidence is preventing non-resistant...

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...

Meet wat nie gesien kan word nie

Ramkopers het al dikwels ’n bloutjie geloop as hulle ’n baie mooi en goed vetgevoerde ram aanskaf, maar wat nie oor eienskappe soos aanpasbaarheid,...

Nuwe neiging terug na bulle uit suiwer rasse

Te oordeel aan die pryse wat hy die afgelope twee jaar vir sy bulle kry, glo hy daar is ’n nuwe neiging na bulle...

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...

Do-it-yourself sheep farming

Bertie Swanepoel of the farm Zuurfontein in the Smithfield area first became fascinated by the idea of managing his operations with virtually no outside...

Die Volksrust Grasvelderbulklub: ’n Suksesverhaal

Die Volksrust Grasvelderbulklub is in 1993 deur dr Hannes Dreyer, George Lubbe, Frans Kruger en Frans Duminy begin. Hulle het toe reeds gesien wat...

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...