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How to improve reproduction in a beef cattle herd

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes Optimal reproductive efficiency is a key factor in the operational success and profitability of a cow-calf production system. Each...

Early pregnancy diagnosis in cows

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Diagnosing pregnancy in cows is one of the building blocks of fertility management in any dairy or beef herd....

Triplet model creates new possibilities

Deon and Tina van Wyk’s dream of breeding a sheep ewe that regularly produces triplets throughout her productive life is delivering results. They hope...

Wean without stress and increase productivity

Stress undoubtedly has a detrimental effect on livestock productivity. One of the most stressful times in a cow/calf production system is weaning. The challenge...

Pregnancy diagnosis in cattle: The benefits of scanning

It is every producer’s dream to get as close as possible to the 100% calving percentage each year. Accomplishing this goal requires a successful...

The ins and outs of on-farm lambing pens

There are two prominent schools of thought in sheep farming: One is in favour of the use of lambing pens and the other believes...