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Grazing and veld management: Part 4 – Management of different natural...

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes Veld grasses can be grouped into three categories: highly palatable – those grasses that are preferred by grazing animals;...

Grazing and veld management: Part 1 – Veld and cultivated pastures

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes The term ‘veld’ in Southern Africa denotes natural vegetation, utilised by livestock. In other parts of the world it...

The best way to plan your winter greenfeed plantings

Know your farm and know your crops. This, says Dirk Coetzee, senior grazing expert at Limagrain Zaad South Africa, lies at the centre of...

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...

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,...

Infectious bush thickening and encroachment

Infectious bush thickening (BT) and bush encroachment (BE) are caused by the densification of alien and indigenous woody shrub and tree species, such as...

High density grazing can improve rangelands

Rangelands that produce edible grasses optimally and sustainably, are key to livestock farmers’ success. Correctly applied high density grazing makes it possible to reach...