Poultry

free-range eggs

Producing free-range eggs in KZN

Felicity Vonmoos is meeting consumers’ demands for humane egg production.
Expert advice on feeding layer hens

Expert advice on feeding layer hens

The right nutrition programme is essential for optimal and cost-effective commercial egg production. Dr Aidan Leek, of multi-national poultry layer genetics company, Hy-Line, explains how to achieve this.
5 ways poultry producers can combat E. coli

5 ways poultry producers can combat E. coli

E. coli is potentially fatal to hens and can prove disastrous for a producer. Dr Bernie Beckman, a technical services director at poultry genetics company Hy-Line International, explained at a...
Broiler production questions and answers

Broiler production questions and answers

When Farmer’s Weekly recently offered on its Facebook page to assist readers with their broiler production questions, the response was overwhelming. We went knocking on the door of the KwaZulu-Natal...
Vaccinating poultry during the rearing period

Vaccinating poultry during the rearing period

A vaccination programme will increase profits by reducing mortality and improving the health of chicks.
Watch out for Mycotoxins

Watch out for Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins, which are present in most animal feed, can affect a poultry flock badly. It’s crucial to manage feed and the environment to lower mycotoxin levels.
Small-scale ostrich farming success

Small-scale ostrich farming success

Martin Fick and Adriaan Olivier led a group of ostrich farmers in the Eastern Cape to success.
Nu Dawn Eggs: production tips and secrets

Nu Dawn Eggs: production tips and secrets

Seo Mtetwa, MD of Nu Dawn Eggs, talks about the company's beginning, success and future.
The key to running a top broiler business

The key to running a top broiler business

Sound management and investing in human resources has brought Gilbert Phalafala swift success.
broiler house chicken

Broiler house management: 3 best practices

Poultry expert Bruce Gibson says the three golden rules for best broiler house management are: look, listen and smell. Lloyd Phillips investigates the importance of using your sense of smell.

Successfully producing quail’s eggs

Elize van Greunen supplies quails and pickled quail eggs to a niche market.
Profiting from ducks – not all it’s quacked up to be

Profiting from free-range ducks in KZN

Brian Stewart, owner of The Duck Lady, shares his tips and secrets for profitable duck farming.

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