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Nguni hide

Make money from cattle hides

Selling hides can add to your overall profit margin, so it pays to protect them.
How to inject your livestock properly

How to inject your livestock properly

Animal health is a cornerstone of successful farming, and at some point all livestock farmers need to inject their animals. Here are some valuable tips.
A more profitable way of running livestock

A more profitable way of running livestock

Breeding is not always the best way to make money in livestock farming. You might profit more by buying young animals and rounding them off.
Better cow management

What you need to know about better cow management

Rest and nutrition are both key to ensuring conception, good health and maximum profit.
Cattle branding

Cattle branding: how to get it right every time

If branding is carried out poorly, it can lead to infection, muscle damage, and brands that are difficult to read. Shane Brody explains how to ensure safe, effective branding.
Vaccinate your animals;it’ll pay you in the long run

Vaccinate your animals: it’ll pay you in the long run

Administering a vaccine to your animals will cost you money. But not vaccinating them will cost you much more.
Cattle at a feedlot

Growing out and fattening cattle in a feedlot

Most cattle sold through abattoirs are feedlotted. This article looks at the basics of feedlotting and how an operator can increase profit margins.
Bonsmara Bull

Learn about beef BLUP basics

Producers use breeding values to determine the long-term value of certain animals to their herds.
Some bacterial and parasitical pig diseases

Some bacterial and parasitical pig diseases to look out for

An overview of eperythrozoonosis, Clostridium perfringens Type C, ascariosis and Glasser’s disease.
How recording ewes reproduction boosts fertility

How recording ewes reproduction boosts fertility

Recording the reproduction of your ewe flocks during each breeding season will help you identify potential fertility problems.
Dealing with abortions in sheep and goats

Dealing with abortions in sheep and goats

Enzootic abortion, brucellosis and other conditions can seriously reduce the lambing rate. It’s crucial to act swiftly to bring these diseases under control.
F. hepatica’s tegument (skin) hepatica’s tegument (skin)

Dealing with liver fluke in cattle

Fasciolosis, also known as liver fluke, occurs throughout South Africa, can cause many problems in cattle.

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