Beef

Three-way crossbreeding for optimal production

Crossbreeding two beef breeds is a popular practice among South Africa’s commercial beef prod...

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Achieving shorter ICP

Fertility and a short intercalving period (ICP) are more heritable than experts suggest, says c...

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Technology – a resource to drive profit in beef operations

Breeding and associated genetic technologies can make a difference to the bottom line in beef c...

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One family, four livestock enterprises

When Cornelius van Niekerk passed away, he left his sons, Jan and Bertie, a commercial beef cat...

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Dexter cattle: Ideal for meat and dairy

The Dexter cattle breed is hardy and well-adapted to South Africa's harsh farming conditions....

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The first Malawi Brangus stud makes its mark

Brangus cattle are making an indelible impression on the Malawian beef industry. The breed is w...

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Bonsmaras: Offering great returns on investment

Holomo Lebona believes that Bonsmaras' adaptability makes them exceptional investments....

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Farming hardy Nguni cattle in the Swartland

Michael Duckitt says that farming Nguni cattle in the Swartland has decreased his farming risks...

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The Vaalharts beef cattle crossbreeding project

Crossbreeding beef cattle is gaining ground, as SA farmers increasingly value high productivity...

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Buying a bull at an auction

Chief technician at the Agricultural Research Council’s Beef Cattle Improvement Scheme, Frans...

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Only use the best genetics – Hennie Viljoen

Top stud breeder Hennie Viljoen says farmers must use top genetics to increase productivity and...

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Senepol: Ideal for Africa’s extensive conditions

The Senepol holds the key to profitable beef production in SA, says Wilhelm Oosthuyzen....

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No fall armyworm impact on sugar industry, despite concerns

Despite reports by news agency Bloomberg that fall armyworm (FAW) may soon affect the sugar cane...