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Habitual abortions in goats

Habitual abortions in goats

Habitual abortions can cause devastating financial losses, and culling will be required to bring it under control.

Rift Valley Fever in sheep and goats

Rift Valley Fever causes abortions and death of lambs, and can be fatal to humans. Vaccination is crucial.
sheep-vaccination enzootic abortion

Dealing with enzootic abortion

This infectious condition is one of the most common causes of abortion and death in sheep and goats.

How to be a good stockman

Whether you’re farming in the semi-desert or on pasture, you will benefit from having a practised eye, says Roelof Bezuidenhout.

How stress affects livestock health

Livestock can suffer stress even during normal handling, increasing their susceptibility to a number of serious diseases.
bonsmara cattle

Know your cattle: The Bonsmara breed

The Bonsmara is an outstanding beef breed, developed in South Africa.

Tips for producing low cost livestock feed

Here’s how to prevent calamity on your farm during times of grazing scarcity. And you don’t need mechanisation, says Shane Brody.
dosing lambs

Follow these guidelines when dosing lambs

Every sheep farmer strives to get his or her sheep onto the market sooner and earn more money. Jannie Fourie of the National Wool Growers’ Association gives useful guidelines to...

Do’s and don’ts of FAMACHA scoring

To implement this system properly, you will need to obtain practical hands-on instruction in its use.

Checking a bull’s scrotal circumference

The scrotum plays an important role in the fertility of a bull and its daughters – and should be examined closely when selecting bulls.
Profitable small-scale sheep farming

Profitable small-scale sheep farming

It is perfectly possible to farm sheep profitably on a small piece of land, says Jannie Fourie, National Wool Growers’ Association production advisor. To do this, never exceed the carrying...
Van Rooy sheep

Know your sheep breeds: Van Rooy

This is a locally developed medium-to large-framed sheep, with both rams and ewes polled.


First marijuana farming contracts awarded in Germany

First marijuana farming contracts awarded in Germany

Contracts for the cultivation of marijuana in Germany has been awarded to two Canadian companies.

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