A breed that offers lean beef and plenty of good, rich milk.
Selecting the right bull can mean the difference between success and failure in a beef cattle herd.
Many land reform beneficiaries struggle due to restrictive and impractical lease contracts. Black Aphane, one of these farmers, spoke to Peter Mashala.
When should surplus animals be sold? This depends on their age and condition.
Beef or milk – the choice is yours.
Make extra profit by salting skins and selling them as soon as possible, writes Roelof Bezuidenhout.
This method is recommended for lambs or kids born in winter.
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 up to half of them.
The correct milking method will keep the cow's udder healthy and improve yield.
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.
This is a potentially fatal disease, and needs prompt and careful attention.
Goats are remarkable animals. They're tough and versatile, and have more uses than you could ever imagine.