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Lessons from a communal wool farmer

Communal and emerging wool farmers produce 12% of the national clip. One of these is Nophumzile Sithole in Naledi, between Sterkspruit and Lady Grey. She is a regular contributor to the provincial wool clip and has been congratulated by the National Wool Growers’ Association (NWGA) for the quality of wool she provides.
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Pioneering in pigs

Number Two Piggeries currently employs 1 000 people, including 60 managers. It has piggeries all over South Africa, as well as one in Namibia, with a total of 20 000 breeding sows, representing more than 20% of national pork production.
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Always buy the best bulls

If you want to make money breeding cattle, you have to buy the best bulls available. The Glen Heath Tuli Stud is proof that this strategy works.
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Running a successful livestock study group

During the drought of 2006, Paul Bester, head of ZZ2’s transformation initiative was approached by civil engineer Element Mashai and his partner Elvis Ramolo, who owned a herd outside Polokwane. The two men were desperately seeking grazing.
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Keeping Sussex cattle healthy

The Sussex breed’s strong prepotency in terms of muscling, fertility and adaptability makes it the ideal beef breed choice for Namibia’s extensive farming conditions, says Cobus van der Merwe, a Sussex breeder farming in eastern Namibia.
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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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