Cattle

Okabra Brahman Stud: breeding for the future

Mecki and Brigitte Schneider of the Okabra Brahman Stud in the Grootfontein district in Namibia...

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Are lick supplements worthwhile in beef production?

Cattlemen operating under extensive conditions are always looking for ways to increase producti...

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Young farmer cuts costs by focusing on Bonsmaras

Cornel van Heerden is the Eastern Cape’s 2016 TAU SA’s Young Farmer of the Year. Mike Burge...

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Resurrecting the Nagenoeg Polled Hereford Stud

The Nagenoeg Polled Hereford Stud was established by Gerhard Botha and his father, Manie, on th...

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Namibia’s first Romagnola stud

The Romagnola cattle breed is a relatively new entrant to Namibia, but is set to add great valu...

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Twinning in cattle: super-fertile cows

In this third part of our series on twinning in cattle, Chris Nel highlights some remarkable st...

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Twinning in cattle: Mixed-sex and same-sex

In this second part of our series on twinning in cattle, Chris Nel examines various gender comb...

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Twinning in cattle: benefits vs cost

There are benefits to twinning in cattle, but research has also proved that it has certain pitf...

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Santa Gertrudis: top-quality beef with minimal inputs

The modern Santa Gertrudis is a compact, well-adapted animal that excels on the veld and in the...

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Top young farmer transforms failed land reform project

Dairy farmer, Tshilidzi ‘Chilli’ Matshidzula, the Eastern Cape’s Agri SA Toyota Young Far...

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Beef cattle fertility – top Nguni stud raises the bar

Mike Burgess visited Christo Nowers at the state-run Dohne Agricultural Development Institute n...

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Dairy cows: healthy animals, healthy profits

The health of dairy cows is directly related to their conception rates and milk production....

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Cabinet reshuffle set to affect agriculture

The looming cabinet reshuffle is expected to have a damaging effect on agriculture, no matter th...