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Buying calves for a feedlot: What to look for

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Since 2020, the Department of Animal Science at the University of Pretoria has been offering BScAgric Animal Science students...

Hoe werk oesskattings?

Hoe werk oesskattings en waarom is dit belangrik? Pertu Fourie van Graan SA werp lig op dié onderwerp in vandag se episode van Plaas...

Prevent cryptosporidiosis from running riot in young cattle

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Although cryptosporidiosis has nothing to do with cryptocurrency, this animal disease can cost livestock producers a considerable amount of...

Wean without stress and increase productivity

Stress undoubtedly has a detrimental effect on livestock productivity. One of the most stressful times in a cow/calf production system is weaning. The challenge...

The SA cattle and sheep market – Part 7: Benchmarks

Since our country partakes in imports and exports, South African livestock producers must be benchmarked with producers in other countries to determine how competitive...

The SA cattle and sheep market – Part 5: Weaner price...

The first four parts of this series focused on red meat demand and supply, as well as price and international trade trends pertaining to...

Poor sucking reflex in newborn calves

It all started with a conversation I had with a farmer who mentioned a friend who had trouble with newborn calves that were unable...