Technical - How to - livestock production
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6 facts about feeding pigs

Dr Elsje Pieterse of the Department Animal Sciences at the University of Stellenbosch offers some advice on good feeding practices.
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Use the FAMACHA system to control parasites

This FAMACHA system was developed in South Africa to measure anaemia levels in smallstock.
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Know your cattle: The Charolais

The first-choice sire for optimal cross-breeding beef production.
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How to guard against internal parasites

Infestations can lead to considerable financial loss. Better management is the only solution.
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Know your goat breeds: The Toggenburg

Producing milk and a variety of soft and hard cheeses, this breed performs best in cool conditions.
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Profitable small-scale sheep farming

It is perfectly possible to farm sheep profitably on a small piece of land, says Jannie Fourie, National Wool Growers’ Association production advisor. To do this, never exceed the carrying capacity of your land, manage your operation carefully, and keep a record of everything.
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Foot-and-mouth disease

What is FMD exactly? And what can we do to control the disease in future?
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Know your sheep breeds: Van Rooy

Also known as the White Persian, this is a locally developed, composite, fat-rumped mutton breed.
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Treatment and control of salmonella

Salmonella is a notifiable disease, often resistant to antimicrobials. Control should focus on eliminating, as far as possible, the sources of infection.
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Small-scale egg production

To provide eggs for your family, start off small by keeping about 12 layer hens, and then start your own small business. You can grow as your resources grow and you gain experience.
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