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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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Farming with pigs on a small scale

Farming with pigs on a small scale can be economically viable, but invest in proper infrastructure and good feed from the start. It's not easy to farm with pigs, but the industry offers a lot of support to emerging farmers.
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Efficient feeding during drought

Precision feeding can take the sting out of a drought, according to Dr Chris Landman, a feed specialist and consultant. Roelof Bezuidenhout reports.
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Dehorning your beef cattle

This practice has many advantages – reducing injuries is just one of them.
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How to auction livestock

How to prepare for an auction and what to expect on the day.
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Backgrounding cattle

‘Backgrounding’ is grazing an animal on pasture or in a veld camp and feeding it a supplement in preparation for more intensive feeding in a feedlot.
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