August 16, 2019

Mohair Market Report: 14 August 2019

The average market indicator of kid mohair increased with 15.0% to close at R413.46/kg while the average market indicator of young goat mohair declined with 4.8% to close at R296.80/kg. The average market indicator of fine adult mohair decreased with 15.0% to close at R246.43/kg. Due to most of the strong adults being declared [...]
August 5, 2019
Two lambs

Prikkelvoeding sorg vir optimale lampersentasies

Die praktyk van prikkelvoeding is gewild, omdat dit tot ’n verhoogde ovulasietempo en dus ’n verhoogde lam- en uiteindelik speenpersentasie lei. Indien jy fokus op verhoogde speenpersentasie, is daar vier tydperke in die skaapproduksiesiklus waaraan jy moet aandag gee. Hierdie vier tydperke is die prikkeltydperk, laatdragtigheidstydperk [...]
July 21, 2019

ALS Beefmaster Auction Results

On Wednesday, 17 July 2019, ALS Beefmasters held its production auction at Lofdal, New Castle. It was a successful day, with an average of R49 029 for the bulls and R18116 for the cows with calves. The most expensive bull was sold for R76 000 to Mr Jaco van Dyk, from Taba Farming. The pregnant heifers were auctioned for [...]
June 27, 2019

Niekerksrust 54th Auction Results

On Wednesday, 19 June 2019, Niekerksrust held its 54th production auction at Viljoenskroon. It was a successful day, with an average of R12 230 for the rams and R5 306 for the ewes. The most expensive ram was sold for R30 000 to Mr Pieter Booyens, from Koppies, and Mr Deon van Wyk, from Delmas, bought the most expensive ewe for R12 000.
June 20, 2019

Mohair Market Report: 19 June 2019

The mohair market came under pressure at the last sale of the 2019 summer season, with the average market indicator decreasing with 2.0% to close at R284.43/kg. The relatively large offering of 127 199 kg consisted of some good quality mohair, with 98% of the offering sold. The average market indicator of kid mohair decreased 1.5% to close at R529.84/kg while [...]
June 10, 2019

Part 2: The Animal Diseases Act

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 […]
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