Technical - How to - livestock production
Farmers Weekly
Turning veld assessment upside down

It’s not only the growth on top that counts, says Prof Hennie Snyman of the Department of Animal, Wildlife and Pasture Sciences at the University of the Free State.
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Getting started with chickens

Poultry isn't an easy way to make money. If you don't know what you're doing, you're in for a tough time.
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Slaughtering cattle with brucellosis

Animals that test positive should be slaughtered to prevent the spread of disease and to eradicate it.
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Permanent pastures

Exploring the benefits and value of establishing dryland and irrigated permanent pastures.
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Determining and battling acaricide resistance

While finding active ticks on your cattle after dipping may indicate a pest species with pesticide tolerance, this is not always the case.
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How to safely move livestock

Steytlerville livestock farmer and Farmer’s Weekly contributor Roelof Bezuidenhout says, “The better you handle your animals, the more money they’ll earn for you.”
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Bringing your veld back to life after drought

Use your drought experience to evaluate your veld management and make necessary improvements to meet the next drought, says Roelof Bezuidenhout.
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Animal health: Botulism basics

Botulism is also called lamsiekte, this disease causes paralysis.
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What will happen after the rain?

Before the grazing ecosystem can function properly once again, the adverse and debilitating effects of the drought on veld vigour have to be overcome, says Roelof Bezuidenhout.
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Silage basics

Utilising silage pays for feedlotters and dairy farmers, but the process has to be managed well, says Gerhard Uys.
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