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Cattle breeding is like a three-legged pot: Keeping it all together

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes The primary focus at Kermar Brangus is to get a calf on the ground in one breeding season from...

SAFJA announces expansion of heifer competition

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes The South African Fatstock Judging Association (SAFJA) plans to increase its efforts to help South African producers breed more...

Buying a better bull

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Buying a bull is one of the riskiest decisions a commercial cattle operation can make. All the different breeds and...

Bumbi Mahlangu: A farmer with a vision

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes The 68-year-old Bumbi Mahlangu has proven that if you want to be a producer it is never too late,...

72nd Komga show: A symbol of hope for the future

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Visitors flocked from all over to this year’s Komga Agricultural Show held from 5 to 7 October where PJ...

Indigenous breeds celebrated at ARC Farmers’ Day

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes More than 200 producers attended the Agricultural Research Council’s (ARC) Beef Cattle Farmers’ Day at the ARC-Animal Production Irene...

Simbra SA information days

Simbra SA recently held their very insightful information days at the Afridome in Parys. Plaas TV attended this event and spoke to a few...

Robert Mphuthi: Building a legacy, one cow at a time

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes • Robert Mphuthi farms on Quarrykop and is run under the umbrella of the Mphuthi Family Trust.• Within a...

Keep your calf crop healthy by banishing brucellosis

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes It is completely normal to have one or two animals that abort in a herd. However, when more than...

Nodular worm: One of the most damaging parasites in sheep

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes The nodular worm (Oesophagostomum spp) (Afrikaans = knoppieswurm) is a parasitic roundworm. The adults occur in the caecum and...