Technical - How to - livestock production
Farmers Weekly
Safe slaughtering

The formal red meat sector is structured and organised in such a manner that the consumer is guaranteed a good product.
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Lumpy skin disease

Cattle should be vaccinated annually before the summer rain to ensure good protection.
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Dealing with diseases in goats

As livestock farming becomes more intensive, greater health problems will inevitably occur, increasing animal health costs on farms, warns Johan Steyn from Boer Goats SA.
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The basics of Johne’s disease

Also called paratuberculosis, this is a contagious, chronic and sometimes fatal infection that affects cattle, sheep, goats and certain game species.
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Managing kidding

Knowing how to handle a kidding doe and new kids can put a young goat on its way to a productive life, says Johan Steyn from Boer Goats SA.
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Rabies: a potential killer

Rightly feared worldwide, rabies is spread from animals to humans and is invariably fatal. If exposure is suspected, a vaccine should always be administered.
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Breeding season for goats

A well-planned breeding season can increase profit, says Johan Steyn of Boer Goats SA.
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Dealing with anthrax

This is a highly contagious disease of domestic and wild animals that can affect humans.
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Goat farming: nutrition and veld management

Feed and grazing management can make all the difference to a goat farm’s profitability, says Johan Steyn.
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A list of indigenous sheep and goat breeds

Some South African sheep and goat breeds enjoy commercial status, while others are vulnerable and even endangered, says Leon Kruger of the ARC-Animal Production Institute.
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