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Dealing with Rift Valley fever

Researchers at Onderstepoort Biological Products examine the symptoms and control of RVF.

The truth about Rift Valley fever

Controversy has surrounded RVF and the efficacy of vaccines for the disease. Dr TK Smit, Dr J Heath and P Pieterson of Onderstepoort Biological Products attempt to set the record straight.

How to manage piglets

Care is essential to avoid piglet mortality in the first three days of life. Here's a list of tips on how to manage piglets.

Listen to your birds

According to expert Bruce Gibson, the three golden rules for best broiler house management are: look, listen and smell. This week we discuss the importance of listening to your broilers. Lloyd Phillips reports.

Getting started with pigs – 5

Feed your pigs correctly and you’ll have efficient reproduction and growth as well as good quality meat.

Stormy time ahead for animal feed

Prospects for animal feed prices are not looking good as demand is starting to outstrip supply.

Getting started with pigs – 4

Feed will be your biggest cost when raising pigs, but they reward careful feeding with excellent profits.

Getting started with pigs – 3

The successful pig farmer always uses good breeding stock.
Farming pigs how to get started – Part 1

Farming pigs: how to get started – Part 1

Here are some basic facts you need to know before starting your own piggery.

What causes disease?

Knowing why an animal gets ill can help us understand how to prevent disease and treat sickness.

The basics of Angora farming

Farming with Angora goats can be easy once you understand the essentials, says Roelof Bezuidenhout.

Selecting the best bull for beef

Here are the important traits to look out for.

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