Sheep & Goats

Why climate change is a threat to livestock production

South Africa’s farmers have little choice: they must adapt in order to limit the effects of c...

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Dormer sheep: for the greatest return on your investment

Danie Thomas, a young Dormer stud farmer in Kroonstad, achieved the highest prices ever in Sout...

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How Dohne Merino & medics can boost wheat income

Market volatility and climatic risks have resulted in an increasing number of grain producers i...

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Sound management key to laparoscopy success

Elnora Crous explains to Glenneis Kriel how laparoscopic insemination has helped to accelerate ...

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Better milk, better cheese from veld-reared goats

Award-winning goat’s cheese and milk producer, Christo Venter, believes A-grade goat’s milk...

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Merino stud excels in bitter Eastern Cape cold

Tink Strydom’s Hartebeesfontein Stud produces Merinos that excel on grassveld and have good m...

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Using tannins to control parasites in smallstock

Dr Erika van Zyl discusses alternative manners in which to deal with parasites in smallstock....

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A simpler intensive sheep farming programme

Farmers are often deterred by the challenges of an intensive sheep farming enterprise. Wayne So...

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The legacy of the Jordaan Boer goats

For four generations, the Jordaan family has been dedicated to advancing the Boer goat breed....

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Sheep on pasture in Clanwilliam

Rooibos tea is currently selling at record levels of about R46/kg, but prices were below R5/kg ...

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Boer goat stud reaps the rewards of data recording

Boer goat stud breeder Johan Boshoff uses production data as a valuable tool to breed a new gen...

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Allow nature to select your best performing animals – Clayton Collette

SA Stud Book’s top smallstock breeder for 2015, Clynton Collett from Venterstad, plans to inc...

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2017 budget’s implications for agri sector

Radical economic transformation was the main focus of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2017 B...