Technical - How to - livestock production
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Why are eggs different colours?

Depending on the breed of chicken, most eggs are uniform in colour, ranging from white, pink and green, through to dark brown and blue.
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Basic goat management and feeding

Proper management of goats is very important because they can cover a large area in a day searching for food. They are also intelligent and can get through fences and into other people's yards and vegetable gardens, creating problems between you and your neighbours.
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Farming insects

The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation suggests that if we could farm insects on a commercial scale, food insecurity in many developing nations would be a thing of the past.
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Dealing with pizzle rot

Ulcerative balanoposthitis is a contagious disease that occurs in sheep.
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Career focus: Animal health Technician

As an animal health technician, your chief task will be to help look after farm animals, says Prof Cheryl McCrindle of the University of Pretoria.
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Piggery ventilation

Ventilation control is one of the most important aspects in the planning and design of a piggery.
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10 ways to make sure your poultry stay healthy

Backyard chickens can be a highly successful source of eggs and meat – as long as you look after them, says Prof Cheryl McCrindle.
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A career in veterinary nursing

Veterinary nurses assist veterinarians in caring for animals. Prof Cheryl McCrindle discusses how to enter this profession.
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Boost your biosecurity

Precautions should be taken to protect a herd against diseases acquired through outside contact.
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Dealing with the 'silent disease' - measles

Cases of measles are frequently found in slaughter stock.
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