Technical - How to - livestock production
Keeping records for layers

A management calendar is crucial for success even if you are simply supplying eggs to your own family.
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Towards happy, healthy hens!

To keep the eggs coming, make sure your hens stay healthy.
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Eggs for family and profit

How to build, manage and maintain your own affordable household egg production unit.
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Preventing zoonosis

Controlling the spread of diseases to humans is generally easy, as most of the measures are grounded in common sense, writes Paul Donovan.
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Feeding pen problems

Rounding off lambs under intensive conditions requires sound management, especially of aspects such as disease prevention and housing.
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Rounding off lambs in a feeding pen

When mutton prices are high or grazing is scarce, this practice can be extremely profitable.
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Dealing with hydatid disease

This parasitic disease, caused by the tapeworm E. granulosus, affects cattle, sheep, goats and even humans.
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Home-made tonic for sheep

Roelof Bezuidenhout recommends this remedy to boost your sheep’s condition.
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Ticks: a major parasite

It is estimated that tick-borne diseases kill more than a million cattle a year in Africa. This amounts to a loss of more than R1,6 billion.
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Lactation begins at dry-off!

During its dry period, a cow is heavily pregnant with a fast-growing foetus. This is a very important time in her production cycle, and nutrition must not be neglected.
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