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Rodents in poultry housing: A multi-faceted plan of attack

Three different rodent species are usually encountered on a poultry farm. They are Rattus rattus or the roof rat, Rattus norvegicus or the brown...

Why South Africa’s food security decreased

The 2020 Global Food Security Index (GFSI) recently published revealed that South Africa’s food security has regressed. On 4 March, a media briefing was...

Groties celebrates 110 years of excellence

This year can be viewed as a milestone at Grootfontein College of Agriculture, as it celebrates 110 years of quality training, as well as...

Strategiese bestuur kan somerparasiete beheer

Met die somerseisoen om die draai, is dit wenslik dat veeprodusente ’n behoorlike bestekopname van hul kuddes se gesondheid doen om voorsorg teen skadelike...

Legalising South Africa’s commercial cannabis production

Bound for many decades by international treaties that established prohibition across the world, the cannabis industry is coming into its own. Until recently, the...

Control calf diarrhoea with proper care

Diarrhoea and pneumonia are the two most prominent diseases among calves. Calf diarrhoea results in additional expenses and unnecessary losses in the form of mortalities, the cost...

Beheer kalfdiarree met goeie versorging

Die twee vernaamste siektes onder kalwers is diarree en longontsteking. Kalfdiarree lei tot ekstra onkoste en onnodige verliese in die vorm van vrektes, die koste van...

The changing face of agricultural education and training

Agricultural education and training (AET) in South Africa are facing several challenges in its attempts to meet the requirements of the United Nations’ Sustainable...

Smart lambing camps for profitable Boer goat farming

PW Botha lost his heart on Boer goats during childhood and today his love for this breed remains undeniable. Stockfarm recently visited his Eastern...

Belê in volgehoue hoëdruk-wisselweiding

Hoëdruk-wisselweiding op ’n plaas gaan hand aan hand met ’n weldeurdagte beweidingsplan wat die natuurlike bronne van die veld reg bestuur. Dit is die...