How to Livestock

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.

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.

Livestock diseases: Tuberculosis

We look at how to identify tuberculosis in cattle.

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.

Giving your animals innoculations – part 1

An injection is the best method of administering certain medicines and vaccine. But when it's not given properly, an injection can do more harm than good.

Tick-borne diseases in goats and sheep

Tick-borne diseases can cause major animal losses. This week we look at how to identify heartwater.

How to tell if your chickens have NCD

This bird disease is highly contagious, especially to domestic poultry. Death rates are high and no treatment is available.


Ostrich farmers in distress due to drought and COVID-19

Ostrich producers in the Klein Karoo are expecting a challenging production year due to the prolonged drought in the region, as well as the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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