Raising cattle properly requires money, land and skill. Do you have enough of each to enter this business? Equally importantly, do you have a genuine interest in cattle?
It is time once more for our annual warning about this deadly disease. Rabies can strike any warm-blooded animal and it is rightfully a feared zoonosis.
It’s crucial for livestock health and economic efficiency to bring herd size in line with the fodder production of the farm, so that sufficient quality dry matter is provided on...
Habitual abortions can cause devastating financial losses, and culling will be required to bring it under control.
Rift Valley Fever causes abortions and death of lambs, and can be fatal to humans. Vaccination is crucial.
This infectious condition is one of the most common causes of abortion and death in sheep and goats.
Whether you’re farming in the semi-desert or on pasture, you will benefit from having a practised eye, says Roelof Bezuidenhout.
Livestock can suffer stress even during normal handling, increasing their susceptibility to a number of serious diseases.
The Bonsmara is an outstanding beef breed, developed in South Africa.
Here’s how to prevent calamity on your farm during times of grazing scarcity. And you don’t need mechanisation, says Shane Brody.
Every sheep farmer strives to get his or her sheep onto the market sooner and earn more money. Jannie Fourie of the National Wool Growers’ Association gives useful guidelines to...
To implement this system properly, you will need to obtain practical hands-on instruction in its use.