Ensure that you have the right facilities: a crush pen, a neck clamp and a squeeze chute.
Spread by ticks, Congo fever can be fatal for humans if left untreated.
Correct selection is crucial for a high reproduction rate, high weaning weight and low calf mortality in a beef cattle herd, says the ARC’s Leslie Bergh.
Before putting together a feeding schedule, confirm the properties of the available feed.
There are many sources of good cattle, both registered (stud) and commercial. It is best to purchase from a successful and reputable breeder who sells only sound cattle as breeding...
Raising cattle properly requires money, land and skill. Do you have enough of each to enter this business? Equally importantly, do you have a genuine interest in cattle?
It is time once more for our annual warning about this deadly disease. Rabies can strike any warm-blooded animal and it is rightfully a feared zoonosis.
It’s crucial for livestock health and economic efficiency to bring herd size in line with the fodder production of the farm, so that sufficient quality dry matter is provided on...
Habitual abortions can cause devastating financial losses, and culling will be required to bring it under control.
Rift Valley Fever causes abortions and death of lambs, and can be fatal to humans. Vaccination is crucial.
This infectious condition is one of the most common causes of abortion and death in sheep and goats.
Whether you’re farming in the semi-desert or on pasture, you will benefit from having a practised eye, says Roelof Bezuidenhout.