Prickly pears – a buffer against drought

“I have been farming in the Roggeveld for 30 years now. In this time we have experienced an annual seasonal drought which, in some...

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...

Aspekte van veldafronding versus plaasvoerkraal-afronding

Die argument dat boere in die waardeketting aan die kortste ent trek, is al jare met ons. Hoewel dit waar is dat die veeboer...

Wat sê kuilvoerontledings vir ons?

Dit gebeur dikwels dat ’n produsent of sy voedingkundige ’n ontleding van sy kuilvoer laat doen. Wat sê kuilvoerontledings vir ons? In die Santam Landbou Nasionale...

’n Turksvy-buffer teen droogte

“Ek boer al 30 jaar in die Roggeveld. Ons kry elke jaar hier ’n seisoenale droogte en sommige jare is dié droogte ekstra lank.”...

Labelling legislation for animal feeds in SA

By Liesl Breytenbach Feed labels in South Africa are regulated by the Fertilisers, Farm Feed, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act (Act 36 of 1947)...