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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...

Cattle movement ban is irrational, says Agri Eastern Cape

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes The recent Government Gazette, imposing a restriction on the movement of cattle nationally for 21 days, except under a...

FMD: Movement of cattle prohibited for 21 days

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes The minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, Thoko Didiza, has taken the decision to suspend all movement...

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...

UP Agric Feedlot Challenge – a challenge to watch

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Since 2020, the University of Pretoria has been offering BSc Animal Science students the opportunity to participate in a...

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...