African Swine Fever (ASF) is a highly contagious viral disease that poses a significant threat to pig populations around the world.
Implementing biosecurity measures on your farm is crucial for maintaining the health and well-being of your animals and preventing the spread of diseases.
In this video, we speak with Dr Mirinda van Kleef, a specialist researcher at the Agricultural Research Council - Onderstepoort Veterinary Research, about the importance of disease management in livestock, including the development of a vaccine and dipping programme.
In this video, Dr Bulelani Mazizi, a poultry researcher at the Agricultural Research Council, shares valuable insights into local poultry production.
As a livestock producer, it's crucial to ensure that your livestock is performing efficiently to achieve profitability and sustainability.
Southern Africa’s indigenous cattle breeds are superbly adapted to this region’s harsh conditions. Imported beef breeds are renowned for their size and beefiness. Crossbreeding the two types therefore makes sense, as it can produce the best traits of both. But how can farmers achieve this optimally?
Dr Bulelani Mazizi, a poultry researcher at the ARC, shares insight into poultry production and how farmers can improve their operations, enhance feed efficiency, and ultimately, contribute to a more sustainable and resilient agriculture sector.
If you're a livestock farmer, you know that animal nutrition is critical to the success of your operation. However, as there are so many factors to consider, such as whether to use conventional or alternative feeding systems, it can be challenging to know what's best for your animals. We therefore hope that this video interview with Dr Klaas-Jan Leeuw can shed some light on this complex topic.
Ayesha Shaikh is currently enrolled for her PhD in plant pathology at Stellenbosch University.
Angelique Daniell is a lecturer at the North-West University. She grew up in a small mining town just outside Potchefstroom.
Dr Abongile Balarane is the General Manager of the South African Poultry Association’s Egg Organisation. He grew up in humble beginnings in a small town in Welkom.
Dr Richard Kotze, from Pretoria, started his studies in plant sciences. In his Honours year, he focussed on mycotoxins, a path that took him all the way to his MSc. degree.