Cattle

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Starting afresh on a farm in Zambia

Keith Clubb, drawn by low land prices and the favourable climate, moved to Zambia in 1997.

Optimal management in a big beef enterprise

To increase production and profit in a commercial beef enterprise, it’s essential to stick to tried-and tested management procedures.

Running more animals without buying more land

Soaring land prices in Limpopo’s Thabazimbi district forced Callie Lee to expand his irrigated pastures. Thanks to careful management, he achieves optimal land use and good weaning weights.

Providing water in the Kalahari thirstland

Agri Northern Cape Young Farmer of the Year finalist Johann Bekker says a reliable water supply is crucial for successful commercial sheep farming in the western Kalahari. Annelie Coleman visited...

Expanding a dairy enterprise

South Africans consume a mere 145ml of milk per person per day – so there’s room for expansion. But how? In fact, farmers have several options.

High Stocking rate on minimum veld

Backed up by 40 years’ experience in sustainable cattle production, Johann Zietsman consults with South African cattlemen on how to double, treble or quadruple their cattle numbers on the same...

Marshall Charolais does it again

For the second year running, the Farmer's Weekly-ARC Best Elite Charolais Cow is from the same Botswana herd.

A truly Elite Nguni Cow for 2011

Following in the footsteps of her dam, AVM 96 0039 has taken this year's title of Farmer's Weekly-ARC Best Elite Nguni Cow.

Are you smart enough to be a Brahman breeder?

Defying the common misconception that Brahmans are wild, temperamental and a problem to farm with, Johan Prinsloo selects only calm animals to maintain a desirable temperament in his PRI Brahman...

SA’s best commercial beef cow

The best commercial cow at the Farmer's Weekly-ARC Best Elite Cow Awards was bred by veterinary scientist Dr RD Bigalke.

Ansoria Gelbvieh impresses once again

Ansoria Geldenhuys has won her second Farmer's Weekly-ARC Best Elite Gelbvieh Cow award with ANS 00 0016. Chris Nel reports.

Good udder health paramount at Reynshire

Free State dairyman Riaan Reynders ascribes his success to a directed programme of cost-effective animal health, udder health monitoring and a consistent hygienic milking routine. This approach has significantly improved...

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wool sheep in Lesotho

‘Wool sheep from Lesotho now being slaughtered in SA’

Wool growers in Lesotho, who had not received an income since March 2018, are now selling their stock to slaughter markets in a desperate attempt to survive.

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