Cattle

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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Environmental benefits of Afrikaner cow productivity

Improved cow productivity reduces greenhouse gas production, according to specialist Agricultur...

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The way forward with grass-fed beef

Cloete Afrikaners takes the increasing consumer demand for grass-fed beef seriously. Adrian Clo...

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Enzootic bovine leucosis: Dairy’s cancer time bomb

Enzootic bovine leukosis currently represents one of the largest threats to SA’s dairy indust...

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A rare crossbreeding project

Simmentaler stud breeder Dr Emile Kotzé is crossing the Pustertaler with the Nguni and Simment...

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Award-winning Holsteins: ‘Success lies in sire selection’

Holstein farmers, Brett and Grant Puttergill, have proven that sire selection and selective bre...

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Biosecurity – upgrading your caged layer system

While vaccination helps to prevent poultry disease outbreaks, well-planned biosecurity remains ...

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Botswana faces fresh produce shortage

The shortage of a variety of fresh produce, much of it usually imported from South Africa, is du...