June 14, 2019

Why Bonsmara cows should be your first choice

Maternal ability is an important trait in female animals of any breed. Cows must be fertile, and able to support, protect and grow their calves into healthy weaners. Bonsmara cows are renowned for this characteristic, and produce superb results in an extensive cattle operation. Cattle farming consists of many small pieces that need to fall […]
June 10, 2019

The Animal Diseases Act: What farmers should know

This article is part of a series of articles educating livestock owners and farmers about the importance and effect of the Animal Diseases Act, 1984 (Act 35 of 1984). It explains the reasons for the existence of this Act, what farmers’ general rights and duties are, and goes into more detail regarding the control measures […]
June 7, 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 […]
June 6, 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%
May 30, 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%
May 28, 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 […]
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