Sectors - Game and wildlife
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Breeding high-value game species in North West

Klein Buisfontein Ranch is an intensive game- breeding enterprise run on relatively small land. The operation includes several rare carnivores and colour variants of antelope.
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The 238km jackal-proof fence

The Koup jackal-proof fence project shows it is possible for farmers and government to work together successfully on community ventures.
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More bang for your buck with game, say the Crous brothers

After 13 years, the decision of Kroonstad’s Crous brothers to convert their family’s commercial cattle farm into a game farm is paying off handsomely. According to Riaan Crous, cattle simply cannot beat the income per hectare earned from game.
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A promising new colour variant for game farmers

With colour variants in rare game being in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, ‘White Saddleback’ blesbok may be the way to go for breeders who want to ensure colouring won’t change over time. Gerhard Uys examines this hardy breed.
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An exclusive game hotel for high-value guests

An innovative idea for a ‘game hotel’ has boosted the profitability of Willem and Calla van Niekerk’s game farming enterprise, eliminating the need for production credit. Annelie Coleman visited their farm Langkop in Boshof to learn more about their novel business.
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Securing a future for endangered fynbos fish

Through a partnership involving five organisations, efforts to save SA’s endangered fynbos fish continue. The recent project focuses on the Biedouw River in the Cederberg.
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How hunting helped this livestock farmer survive drought

Marco and Regine Seefeldt have been farming on the banks of the Black Nossob River, 90km east of Windhoek, since 2000. They lease the 5 000ha farm, Silversand, from Marco’s father, Bernd, while Regine inherited Otjihundu (8 000ha) from her family.
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Kudu's on the move again

Kudus are showing up in places that people think are outside their normal habitat. But Jokl le Roux, wildlife enthusiast and former CEO of the East Cape Game Ranchers’ Association, discovered that there’s less to this phenomenon than meets the eye.
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Snakebites: fact and fiction

Misconceptions about the treatment of snakebites can endanger the victim, warns Johan Marais.
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Wildlife & environment: Getting to grips with rabies

A research team is investigating the possibility of vaccinating wildlife populations against rabies.
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