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The versatile prickly pear: Perfect for supplementary feed

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes With skyrocketing agricultural input costs and predictions that, despite ample rain, the next drought is on its way, producers...

Climate-smart livestock farming: Part 2

Veld that can withstand a volatile climate Estimated reading time: 7 minutes In the first article in this series on climate-smart livestock farming, we learned...

Creep feed for small stock: Distinguish between lambs and kids

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes The difference between creep feed for lambs and kids is substantial, says Dewald Vosloo, nutrition consultant and managing director...

Animate Animal Health emerges victorious after court case is dismissed

Animate Animal Health is pleased to announce that following a drawn-out court case aimed at one of its most popular products, Salbutamate 10%®, it...

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...

Good-quality grazing grass is worth its weight in gold

A livestock producer’s biggest task is to have enough grazing to feed his animals. Good-quality grazing grass should also be available throughout the year,...

A fodder bank requires careful management

The production and maintenance of a fodder bank as insurance against unfavourable farming conditions, is particularly relevant during times when large parts of the country are...

Modern dairy feed systems create new challenges

The dairy industry has been at the forefront of farming enterprises for quite some time where technological development is concerned. As technology develops, other...

Prickly pears – a buffer against drought

“I have been farming in the Roggeveld for 30 years now. In this time we have experienced an annual seasonal drought which, in some...