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Sensible syndication success for the Mahlangus

Father and son team, Paradise and Temba Mahlangu, believe in sound education, hard work, service to the community and a balance between the drive to succeed and a sense of contentment. The Mahlangu men spoke to Nan Smith about farming Bonsmaras in Mpumalanga.
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Livestock Disease Trends - February 2015

Monthly report on livestock disease trends in South Africa.
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Preserving the indigenous Mbuzi veld goat

With the advent of industrial agriculture, Southern Africa’s indigenous goat breeds faced extinction. However, some farmers such as Hilton Sanders of RH Ranching Mbuzi Stud, are dedicated to ensuring that these ecotypes remain relevant, and they are doing so profitably.
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Limousin stud: starting well and getting better

At 23, Limousin breeder Rehan van Niekerk has already made a name for himself. This young Bothaville farmer established the Eran Limousin herd while still at school and has since built it into an award-winning stud.
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Unique merino stud thrives in harsh conditions

Father-and-son team Hansie and Johan Sauer’s Droogfontein Merino Stud is doing exceptionally well in one of the harshest areas in the northern Eastern Cape. Gavin Isted paid them a visit.
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Survey: Dairy producers get the basics right

A benchmarking exercise involving SA dairy producers showed few similarities between top producers. In fact, getting the basics right was the only common factor. Dairy consultants Chris Fourie and Justin Moolman spoke to Glenneis Kriel about the findings of the exercise.
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Successful beef and milk production with Braunvieh

Cois and Annemarie Harman have been farming Braunvieh cattle since 1998. The breed is desirable because of its calm temperament, quality beef and milk production, excellent growth and adaptability to the North West bushveld, where the Harman’s farm is situated.
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Livestock Disease Trends - January 2015

Monthly report on livestock disease trends.
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Loriza Brahman: where excellence is a given

The Meyer family has been farming Brahmans since the 1960s – and it shows. In 2014, the stud had the top performance herd in the country and the best cow of the breed.
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A legendary cattleman’s insight

Cattle consultant Erwin Church is one of South Africa’s greatest stockmen. In this interview with Heather Dugmore, he shares some of his knowledge gained from a lifetime of working with cattle.
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