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 ekonomiese implikasies van wolskeerfrekwensies

Wanneer ’n produsent besluit om die skeerpatroon van sy wolskape te verander, kan dit ’n rits ekonomiese en ander implikasies inhou. Daarom moet die...

Rebuilding female herds after the drought

Most livestock producers in the central and northern interior are emerging from a severe drought cycle that dragged on for approximately three to four...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Prepare your animals for the feedlot

Feedlotting is a popular topic at farmer’s days and other agricultural gatherings. The focus of these discussions is mainly the measures taken by a...

Het die afgelope droogte ’n effek op wolproduksie gehad ?

Wolproduksie-statistiek van die 2013-14, 2014-15 en 2015-16 produksiejare is onlangs met mekaar vergelyk. Die wol wat in die 2015-16 seisoen gelewer is, is aan...

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...