How to Livestock

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.
Nguni-cow-and-calf

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.

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