10th Sep 2019

BKB gives University’s research a financial boost

Thanks to the installation of an advanced auto-feeder system at the Welgevallen Experimental Farm, a facility managed by the Stellenbosch University (SU) Faculty of AgriSciences, livestock research on the nutrition of sheep will be done more easily, faster and more precisely. The system, donated by agricultural company BKB, allows researchers to track exactly how much [...]
9th Sep 2019

Wool Market Report – 4 September 2019

On the 1st wool auction of the 2018/2019 season, the merino wool market indicator decreased with -28.3% to close on 14770c per kg clean. This is approximately -38.02% higher than a year ago. Average clean wool price indicators for good quality long fleece wool (MF4/MF5) with a tenstile strength of 35 (NKT) were as follows:
4th Sep 2019

Mohair Market Report: 4 September 2019

The second auction of the 2019 winter season offered 149858kg. Even though the quality of the mohair was excellent, the market came down by 10.0% The stronger micron young and adult mohair came down the most. The trade war between the USA and China was the biggest contributing factor in the drop in market. The trade war between the USA[...]
16th Aug 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 [...]
5th Aug 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 [...]
21st Jul 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 [...]
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