Plaas TV: Spotlight on award-winning Up George Bonsmaras and SA’s 2023 silage king

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This week Plaas TV brought viewers some exciting news and interesting content. #flashbackfriday recaps some of this week’s episodes:

  • Derek Ralfe of Up George Bonsmaras in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, was recently announced the winner of the 2023 ARC National Beef Cattle Improvement Herd of the Year category during the annual ARC Beef Performers Awards. He shares his success recipe with viewers.
  • Die direkteur van Exact Silage, Burger Marais, brei uit oor die uitdagings van kuilvoermaak asook doeltreffende oplossings. Die gesprek werp lig op die innoverende benaderings wat die maatskappy volg om probleme aan te spreek en ‘n positiewe impak op die kuilvoerbedryf te maak.

Lees meer oor laas week se insetsels hier.

  • It’s our third episode on rBST and we delve into why rBST in milk is such a controversial subject of discussion. Dr Tod Collins, an independent dairy consultant, visits the studio to elaborate.
  • That’s a wrap! The 10th Santam Agriculture National Silage Competition recently concluded with a silage conference in Pretoria, where the winners of this year’s competition were announced. Plaas TV attended the event and spoke to role-players, sponsors, category winners and our new silage king!

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