How to Livestock

hereford-cattle

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.
Different methods of marking livestock

Different methods of marking livestock

Livestock can be marked to establish ownership. One method of permanent marking you can use is branding.
brahman-cattle-breed

Know your cattle: Brahman

The Brahman breed is well known for its hardiness, adaptability and calving ease.
Braford Cow

Know your cattle: The Braford breed

The Braford is a highly adaptable beef breed with good disease resistance.
tuberculosis-cattle

Livestock diseases: Tuberculosis

We look at how to identify tuberculosis in cattle.
Afrikaner-cattle-breed

Know your cattle: Afrikaner, the no-nonsense breed

The Afrikaner has good depth and muscular loins, rump, back and thighs. However, it has a fairly shallow body. 
Chicken care: preventing diseases

Chicken care: preventing diseases

This week we discuss leg and skin conditions in chickens and how to prevent them.

Giving your animals inoculations – part 4

When injecting your animals, always consult a vet if you don't know what you're doing. This week, we look at the consequences of badly administered injections and the importance of...

Giving your animals inoculations – part 3

When it comes to inoculating your animals, you have to know what you're doing, or you'll hurt the animal. This week, we look at the different ways of giving injectionsIssue...

Giving your animals inoculations – part 2

Some medicines and vaccines can only be given to animals by injection. But you must know what you're doing, otherwise you can hurt the animal.

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