The meat of younger slaughter animals usually sells for a higher price on the market, but carcass shape and fat covering also play a role, says Shane Brody.
The Santa Gertrudis is a hardy, medium-framed, short-haired animal, and well adapted to a variety of climatic conditions.
The methods and time of weaning play a vital role in beef production by influencing the weaning weight of calves, as well as the condition of the cows.
Given the high cost of supplements, is it worth feeding lambs on veld? A recent study provides some answers, says Roelof Bezuidenhout.
Although an animal with hoof problems may be able to function normally, malformed hooves can have an impact on production and performance. Annelie Coleman spoke to cattle farrier and hoof...
According to the Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa, vaccination is crucial in preventing illness in animals.
Every animal is unique, and stock handling can leave distinct marks on individual animals. These two facts can be used by law enforcement officers to prosecute stock thieves effectively. Gerhard...
Ensure that you have the right facilities: a crush pen, a neck clamp and a squeeze chute.
Spread by ticks, Congo fever can be fatal for humans if left untreated.
Correct selection is crucial for a high reproduction rate, high weaning weight and low calf mortality in a beef cattle herd, says the ARC’s Leslie Bergh.
Before putting together a feeding schedule, confirm the properties of the available feed.
There are many sources of good cattle, both registered (stud) and commercial. It is best to purchase from a successful and reputable breeder who sells only sound cattle as breeding...