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Grass-fed beef: proven by block test

Cattlemen constantly debate how to market cattle off the veld in addition to through feedlots. A recent block test set out to address this.
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Making profits from pigs

Hard work, perseverance and a little luck have seen Petrus Lepota and the other members of the People First Piggery co-op in Rustenburg, North West, turn a tiny enterprise with 15 indigenous pigs into a flourishing commercial operation.
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Excellent genetics ensures profit on this Namibian farm

Commercial beef production, small and exclusive Limousin and Brahman studs, and large-scale bush clearance have changed Sigi and Heide Baas’s farming enterprise from high-risk to low-risk. Annelie Coleman visited their farm to learn more.
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The Tankwa feral goat: a unique genotype

Is there a place for the hardy Tankwa feral goat in smallstock production? Roelof Bezuidenhout investigates.
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Broilers: SA vs Argentina

Argentina is, of course, one of the world’s top beef-eating countries, with an annual per capita consumption of about 60kg. However, an increase in red meat prices has opened a gap for Argentina’s a thriving commercial broiler industry.
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Progress and innovation in the ZZ2 herds

In the beautiful Mooketsi Valley of northern Limpopo, ZZ2’s cattle division manager Paul Bester is getting on with the business of raising cattle profitably and efficiently in an environment relatively unforgiving to livestock.
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Livestock Disease Trends - July 2014

In the winter rainfall areas brown stomach-worm infestations are on the increase (Free State, KZN and the Western-Cape).
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Feeding replacement dairy heifers up to first calving

Heifers must come into production as soon as possible, but care must be taken to prevent them from getting fat.
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The smallest part of the ruminant diet

Ruminants need mineral trace elements to maintain health and to achieve desired levels of production and reproduction. Trace elements help combat disease challenges and stress-induced problems and support a good return on investment for the producer, says Dr Jasper Coetzee.
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From Bosrander to Meatmaster sheep

Breed improvement and breeding to develop new breeds for improved adaptability, hardiness and productivity knows few bounds, with the new breed often combining the best of the two parent lines. Mike Burgess investigates the Meatmaster breed.
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