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Climate-smart livestock farming (part 5): Mitigate the effects of drought

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Drought is a recurring phenomenon in the arid and semi-arid regions of Southern Africa. In fact, there is 100%...

Climate-smart livestock farming (Part 4):

Livestock that efficiently convert veld into profit Estimated reading time: 7 minutes The first three articles in this series focussed on the optimal use of...

Genex: Building strength through co-operation

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Farmer co-operatives in South Africa and Peru are set to improve their profitability, productivity, resilience and competitiveness in the...

The health of the national herd begins on the farm

Animal diseases are an unavoidable aspect of any livestock farming enterprise and require due attention. Yet it is often overlooked, leading to major economic...

Considerations when erecting pens and camps

Livestock farmers don’t have the luxury of wasting time. Each farming activity is a piece in the production puzzle and must be planned in...

Applicable injection sites for livestock

Administering treatments to livestock via injection can be a hairy business, in more than one respect. It is therefore essential to take the necessary...

Creep feed 101: The basic principles

The saying that you must first learn to crawl before you can walk, applies to many facets of life. This concept also applies to...