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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...

Geslagsbepaling by vee met behulp van gesekste semen

Die gebruik van konvensionele semen vir kunsmatige inseminasie (KI) lei gewoonlik tot ’n nageslag met ’n 50% kans om óf manlik óf vroulik gebore...

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...