Technical - How to - livestock production
Hygienic hand milking

Hand milking can be as hygienic as milking machines, and is more gentle to the udder. But precautions must be taken.
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Animal health: about theileriosis

Corridor disease and turning sickness are the two most common forms of theileriosis found in South Africa.
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About anthrax

Anthrax is a highly contagious disease of domestic and wild animals that can also affect humans.
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Dealing with disease - Part 2

Preventing exposure to disease in the first place is the fourth and final step in disease prevention.
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Dealing with disease – 1

Four main approaches are used to prevent disease in livestock.
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Pigs on heat

Sows and boars should be paired only when they are about eight months old, even though they reach sexual maturity before this.
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5 signs your cattle are on heat

For the most profitable results, get to know the basics of cattle reproduction and herd management.
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5 ways poultry producers can combat E. coli

E. coli is potentially fatal to hens and can prove disastrous for a producer. Dr Bernie Beckman, a technical services director at poultry genetics company Hy-Line International, explained at a recent presentation how farmers could keep the disease under control.
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Answers to your broiler production questions

When Farmer’s Weekly recently offered on its Facebook page to assist readers with their broiler production questions, the response was overwhelming. We went knocking on the door of the KwaZulu-Natal Poultry Institute for expert advice.
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When your sheep are on heat

Reproductive potential can be impaired if ewes are used for breeding too early.
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