How to Livestock

Skins: don’t throw good money away!

Make extra profit by salting skins and selling them as soon as possible, writes Roelof Bezuidenhout.

The basics of creep feeding

This method is recommended for lambs or kids born in winter.

How to raise Boer Goat kids

Boer Goat kids demand care and management for the first few weeks after birth. If you fail to look after them properly during this important stage, you could easily lose...
milking techniques

Milking techniques: the best habits

The correct milking method will keep the cow's udder healthy and improve yield.
healthy udders

Healthy udders mean more milk

A farmer has to treat skin problems in cattle such as frostbite, warts and blue udder disease before they lead to a lower milk yield.

Dealing with Mastitis

This is a potentially fatal disease, and needs prompt and careful attention.

Why are goats so special?

Goats are remarkable animals. They're tough and versatile, and have more uses than you could ever imagine.

Know your cattle: Red Poll

Combining good high milk production and tender beef, this is a true dual purpose breed.

Know your cattle: Pinzgauer

This dual purpose breed is renowned for its hardiness, fertility and longevity.

Lumps, hair loss and other skin problems in pigs

Skin diseases in pigs can be serious or even fatal. This week, we look at the causes of lumps, changes in skin colour, thickening of the skin, and hair loss.

Skin conditions in pigs and how to treat them

Some skin conditions in pigs can lead to loss of production or even death, and need rapid treatment.

Know your cattle: Nguni

This indigenous breed offers outstanding beef production under harsh African conditions


Sipamandla Manqele

How African superfoods inspire local agripreneur

Indigenous African ingredients and food traditions are underrepresented on the local and international markets. Black Umbrellas Global Entrepreneur Week 2018 overall winner Sipamandla Manqele founded her unique agribusiness to help...

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