Sectors - Livestock
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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Buffalo breeders urged to reduce disease risk

Buffalo are known to carry several harmful diseases that can also be fatal in cattle. To address this subject, the Free State Buffalo Breeders’ Association recently organised a workshop in Aldam near Winburg.
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Livestock Disease Trends - December 2014

Monthly report on livestock disease trends.
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Oxen off grass – working the numbers

The Daybreaker Beef Off Grass brand, a partnership between farmers Llewellyn Maclean and father-and-son team Pieter and Koot Prinsloo, aims to create a market for selling oxen as grass-fed beef.
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Wesselsbron virus - Mosquito-borne disease

Wesselsbron virus is transmitted mostly by Aedes mosquitoes found in wetlands and floodwater areas.
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Improved soil health through high-density grazing – Part 1

The rising cost of fertiliser and other soil amelioration products has made it crucial for farmers to improve soil health with natural, affordable methods. USA-based soil scientist Doug Peterson visited SA and explained why high-density grazing is one such method.
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