Livestock can suffer stress even during normal handling, increasing their susceptibility to a number of serious diseases.
The Bonsmara is an outstanding beef breed, developed in South Africa.
Here’s how to prevent calamity on your farm during times of grazing scarcity. And you don’t need mechanisation, says Shane Brody.
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...
To implement this system properly, you will need to obtain practical hands-on instruction in its use.
The scrotum plays an important role in the fertility of a bull and its daughters – and should be examined closely when selecting bulls.
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...
This is a locally developed medium-to large-framed sheep, with both rams and ewes polled.
Salmonella is a notifiable disease, often resistant to antimicrobials. Control should focus on eliminating, as far as possible, the sources of infection.
One of the difficulties in fighting the spread of infection is that cattle might appear healthy even while they are spreading disease.
Bovine tuberculosis is a controlled animal disease in South Africa because of the long-term negative effect of the disease on people and the economy.
One of the oldest purebred breeds in existence is the trusty Braunvieh.