Technical - How to - livestock production
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Feeding dairy cows – 2

Deficiencies in roughage can be supplemented with concentrates and minerals.
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Feeding dairy cows – Part 1

Before putting together a feeding schedule, confirm the properties of the available feed.
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Canine skin diseases

Understanding the causes and prevention can help to prevent many dogs from suffering needlessly.
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Keeping goats for milk

How to choose a milk goat that will give you high milk production over a long time.
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Acaricide resistance

What to do when dips don’t kill ticks
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The FAMACHA system

A method of checking for internal parasites in sheep and goats.
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About chicken lice

Lice spread diseases, cause distress to the chicken and greatly reduce a hen’s egg-laying capacity.
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Tips on defining the 'growth curve'

Understanding the ‘growth curve’ can help you feed your livestock more efficiently. Roelof Bezuidenhout provides an overview of the concept.
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Injecting chickens - Part 5

If you’re a small-scale poultry producer, chances are you’ll have to inject your birds at some stage. Prof Cheryl McCrindle explains how to do it safely and effectively.
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Injecting sheep and goats - Part 4

Marking animals after injections is important, says Prof Cheryl McCrindle.
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