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Nguni cows

Harnessing the traits of the resilient Nguni

Ngunis have excellent breeding potential, renowned resistance to tick-borne livestock diseases, and outstanding maternal ability. But feedlots often offer unattractive prices for them. Crossbreeding may solve the problem.
kalahari red goats

Learn about the Kalahari Red goat breed

The Kalahari Red breed has a fine head, lob ears, round horns that are bent backwards, and tender meat.

How to avoid a salmonella outbreak

In most developing countries, salmonella is a major cause of illness and death in children under the age of five, warns Zimbini Mdlulwa, a researcher at the Agricultural Research Council.

Common livestock illnesses and how to treat them

Diseases can result in huge financial losses for a livestock farmer. Any potential problems should therefore be treated as soon as possible.
rabbits

Getting started with rabbits

Rabbits are inexpensive to keep and produce high- quality protein. They can also be housed in a small space, making them ideal for the small-scale farmer.
Toggenburg goats

A sturdy breed: some Toggenburg basics

The present genetic stock of these dairy goats in South Africa originated from animals imported from Switzerland in 1951. Their milk is used to produce a variety of hard and...
Brucellosis can bankrupt you. Don't let it!

How to manage brucellosis on your farm – tips from top...

A widespread problem in sub-Saharan Africa, bovine brucellosis can cripple a cattle or dairy farming operation. As no cure is available, all infected animals are required by law to be...
Treating internal parasites in sheep

Treating internal parasites in sheep

Intestinal worms are a serious problem for communal farmers, and community management protocols have therefore become increasingly important.
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.

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