7th Jun 2019

How to feed lambs and ewes for optimal results

Kenneth Hamlett of Tau Mills believe that the first phases of a lamb’s life are crucial for future growth. He explains more about the correct feeding practices for lambs and in-lamb ewes. Genetics, feeding, processing and weather plays a big role in the first phase of a lambs development, but above all, management. It is important to start before lambing, a lamb’s life actually begins four to six weeks before it is born. About 80% of foetal develo
6th Jun 2019

Wool Market Report – 6 June 2019

On the 31st wool auction of the 2018/2019 season, the merino wool market indicator increased with +2,5%
30th May 2019

Wool Market Report – 30 May 2019

On the 31st wool auction of the 2018/2019 season, the merino wool market indicator increased with +2,5%
28th May 2019

Award-winning Brangus breeder’s secret to success

Christopher Sparks can be counted as one of the top cattle stud producers in South Africa after having claimed two prestigious national titles last year. Sparks grew up riding and hunting on the rolling hills surrounding Swinburne. His family owned most of this farmland, as well as the village itself, until his grandmother sold it off following her husband’s death. In the late 1990’s, Sparks bought back his first plot of this land, a 1,8ha smallholding called Mount Olive Stables, where he kept his beloved Arabian horses. Over the years he gradually acquired additional pieces of the farmland, and today […]
23rd May 2019

Stelena SAVM: 12de Produksieveiling Resultate

Op Woensdag 22 Mei het Stelena SAVM hulle 12de produksieveiling gehou te Nooitgedacht, Oranjeville. Die gemiddeld van die ramme was R 7 778. die gemiddeld van die ooie was R7 921, die duurste ram is verkoop vir R25 000 deur Kobus Engelbrecht Senior en Junior van Benjamin Boerdery en die duurste ooi is verkoop vir R20 000 deur Deon van Wyk van Deonde Boerdery, hierdie is ‘n nuwe Suid-Afrikaanse rekord! BKB bedank alle kopers vir die suksesvolle dag. On Wednesday, 22 May, Stelena SAVM held their 12th production auction at Nooitgedacht, Oranjeville. The day went smoothly, with an average of […]
23rd May 2019

Mohair Market Report: 21 May 2019

The mohair market performed well on the penultimate sale of the 2019 summer season, with the average market indicator gaining 0.7%