Technical - How to - livestock production
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Know your sheep breeds: Van Rooy

Also known as the White Persian, this is a locally developed, composite, fat-rumped mutton breed.
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Treatment and control of salmonella

Salmonella is a notifiable disease, often resistant to antimicrobials. Control should focus on eliminating, as far as possible, the sources of infection.
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Small-scale egg production

To provide eggs for your family, start off small by keeping about 12 layer hens, and then start your own small business. You can grow as your resources grow and you gain experience.
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Beware the spectre of salmonella

One of the difficulties in fighting the spread of infection is that cattle might appear healthy even while they are spreading disease.
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Know your cattle: Drakensberger

The hardy and indigenous Drakensberger is a true profit breed, known for its placid nature.
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Dealing with bovine TB

Bovine tuberculosis is a controlled animal disease in South Africa because of the long-term negative effect of the disease on people and the economy.
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Know your cattle: Braunvieh

One of the oldest purebred breeds in existence is the trusty Braunvieh.
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Producing livestock feed without mechanisation

Many emerging farmers lack the resources to produce crops needed to feed their livestock when grazing becomes scarce. But with a little innovation, they can overcome this challenge, suggests Shane Brody.
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Selecting cattle for breeding

When choosing cattle for breeding, look out for positive traits that will be passed on to the offspring. And avoid negative traits.
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Are your chickens healthy?

If you know what to look for, you can treat sick chickens, prevent diseases from spreading in your flock and select healthy chickens when buying new ones.
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