Game & Wildlife

How to manage your consultant

Your consultant might not be your employee, but if you’re expecting excellent results, you need to apply sound management skills to the relationship.

If you’re serious about safety, get NOSA

The NOSA Five Star Safety System goes beyond safety issues. It offers a proven way of ensuring excellence in your operation and increasing profits.

Unlocking the Western Cape’s game farming potential

Game farms may be uncommon in the Western Cape, but Fernando Rueda, a rare-game breeder on Arc-en-ciel, near Wellington, is convinced that the province has great potential for aspiring game...
Hunting and the law

Hunting & the law

Landowners and trophy and biltong hunters should ensure they are up to date with the legal requirements for carrying ammunition and transporting meat as well as the environmental conservation ordinances.

Saving the geometric tortoise

The geometric tortoise is thought to be one of the most endangered species of tortoise on earth. It occurs only in the Western Cape, where over 90% of its habitat...

Eastern Cape farmer earns big with blesbok variants

In 2009, Petri Snyman introduced game breeding to his Somerset East livestock operation in an attempt at vertical development. Mike Burgess visited him recently to see how the game component,...
Breeding high value game species in North West

Breeding high-value game species in North West

Klein Buisfontein Ranch is an intensive game-breeding enterprise run on relatively small land.

The 238km jackal-proof fence

The Koup jackal-proof fence project shows it is possible for farmers and government to work together successfully on community ventures.
learning how to farm game

Cattle farmers learn how to farm game

According to Riaan Crous, cattle simply cannot beat the income/ha earned from game.

A promising new colour variant for game farmers

With colour variants in rare game being in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, ‘White Saddleback’ blesbok may be the way to go for breeders who want to ensure...

An exclusive game hotel for high-value guests

An innovative idea for a ‘game hotel’ has boosted the profitability of Willem and Calla van Niekerk’s game farming enterprise, eliminating the need for production credit. Annelie Coleman visited their...

Securing a future for endangered fynbos fish

Through a partnership involving five organisations, efforts to save SA’s endangered fynbos fish continue. The recent project focuses on the Biedouw River in the Cederberg.

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Damara sheep

Damara sheep: No environment too tough

Since importing his first Damaras from Namibia in the late 1980s, stud breeder Frank Blumenthal has firmly believed in the integrity of the breed. The Free State farmer says that...

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