How to Livestock

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

Treating heartwater

Heartwater can cause high fever, convulsions and death among sheep, goats and cattle.
Help ewes bond with lambs

Help ewes bond with lambs

Cut lamb mortality by allowing ewes and lambs to bond the natural way - by smell. Alan Harman reports.

Know your cattle: Limousin

This rugged breed is easy to work with, has high weaning rates, and produces tender, tasty beef
Hugenoot bull

Know your cattle: Hugenoot

The Hugenoot combines the hardiness of the Afrikaner and good production of the Charolais.

Know your cattle: Hereford

This fertile breed will up the profit potential of your cow herd.
Different methods of marking livestock- part 2

Different methods of marking livestock- part 2

Last week, we looked at hot-iron and freeze branding to mark livestock. This week we look at five other methods.
Know your cattle: Drakensberger

Know your cattle: Drakensberger

The hardy and indigenous Drakensberger is a true profit breed, known for its placid nature.


Farmers welcome sharp decline in fuel prices

Farmers welcome sharp decline in fuel prices

The large drop in the diesel price that can be expected for December, as announced by the Automobile Association (AA) on Thursday, will be especially beneficial to crop producers who...

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