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Anaplasmosis: A tickborne disease to be reckoned with

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Anaplasmosis, or gallsickness, can wreak havoc in cattle herds. Despite the possible underreporting of gallsickness cases, the annual average...

Mineral supplementation for ruminants

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes This article provides a brief overview of a very important but complex subject. The aim is to give the...

Focus on hoof care (Part 5): Vertical fissures

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes In last’s month’s article I focussed on horizontal fissures in dairy and beef cattle. There is a difference between...

Focus on hoof care (Part 4): Horizontal fissures

In the first three articles in this hoof care series, I discussed the role that management and the environment plays in claw problems, as well as...

An on-farm feedlot setup: The basics

A well-designed feedlot handling facility where animals can be safely kept and controlled, usually makes use of several different structures as well as equipment....

Focus on hoof care (Part 2): Genetics and conformation

In part 1 of this series, I explained why we often see cattle with long claws and I touched on the principles that must...

Rotational grazing for animal productivity

The term ‘rotational grazing’ is very often misinterpreted and has become closely aligned with a very rigid system where decisions based on actual veld...

Learn about the how and why of dehorning cattle

Dehorning is used to keep cattle from hurting one another, to reduce the risk to workers, simplify transportation, free up trough space, and to...

Focus on hoof care (Part 1)

There have been many myths and different opinions in the past regarding the subject of the bovine hoof. Part of the reason why it...

Artificial intelligence: Paving the way for traceability

It may be a weighty term, but artificial intelligence (AI) will play a significant role in the intensive beef cattle industry in future. This...