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How to develop and manage a small beef cattle herd

Raising cattle properly requires money, land and skill. Do you have enough of each to enter thi...

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Animal health: Rabies

It is time once more for our annual warning about this deadly disease. Rabies can strike any wa...

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Understanding fodder flow

It’s crucial for livestock health and economic efficiency to bring herd size in line with the...

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Habitual abortions in goats

Habitual abortions can cause devastating financial losses, and culling will be required to brin...

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Rift Valley Fever in sheep and goats

Rift Valley Fever causes abortions and death of lambs, and can be fatal to humans. Vaccination ...

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Dealing with enzootic abortion

This infectious condition is one of the most common causes of abortion and death in sheep and g...

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How to be a good stockman

Whether you’re farming in the semi-desert or on pasture, you will benefit from having a pract...

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How stress affects livestock health

Livestock can suffer stress even during normal handling, increasing their susceptibility to a n...

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Know your cattle: The Bonsmara breed

The Bonsmara is an outstanding beef breed, developed in South Africa....

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Tips for producing low cost livestock feed

Here’s how to prevent calamity on your farm during times of grazing scarcity. And you don’t...

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Follow these guidelines when dosing lambs

Every sheep farmer strives to get his or her sheep onto the market sooner and earn more money. ...

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Do’s and don’ts of FAMACHA scoring

To implement this system properly, you will need to obtain practical hands-on instruction in it...

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Allegations of collusion at fresh produce markets

The Competition Commission recently raided the offices of nine market agencies at the Johannes...