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General feedlot management

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Management is imperative in any enterprise, including the feedlot industry. With a small profit margin, it is important to...

Getting the best out of feed for feedlot cattle

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Since the UP-Agric Feedlot Challenge kicked off on 5 July 2022, sleeping in has become a thing of the...

Buying calves for a feedlot: What to look for

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Since 2020, the Department of Animal Science at the University of Pretoria has been offering BScAgric Animal Science students...

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...

The other three Ps of (weaner calf) marketing

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes The harvest period for cattle producers has finally arrived with weaning that generally takes place from April to June...

Experience and innovation: Sparta’s winning recipe

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes “We are a feedlot. This means that feeding animals is our core function. We strive to do it to...

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....

2020 Feedlot Challenge: Students beef up their skills

During February, the fifth-year veterinary science students who are participating in the 2020 Feedlot Challenge visited Beefcor, a fully integrated beef company. As one...

Rounding off cattle in the feedlot

In light of the current low maize price, more and more livestock farmers are considering the prospect of rounding off animals for the market...

Prepare your animals for the feedlot

Feedlotting is a popular topic at farmer’s days and other agricultural gatherings. The focus of these discussions is mainly the measures taken by a...