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Tasha van Zyl

29th Aug 2019
Molatek-farming on pasture, veld or feedlot

What to know about pasture, veld and feedlotting

In South Africa there are a number of different production systems which includes farming systems like grazing on veld and pasture and feedlotting.
29th Aug 2019
nutritional difficulties of feedlotting

Nutritional difficulties in feedlotting

Feedlot managers should ensure that the diet of cattle properly maintained so that cattle do not develop disorders relating to nutrition or poor management.
26th Jul 2019
Dundee farm update

Update on the feedlot near Dundee in KwaZulu Natal

We are deeply saddened by the recent tragedy that struck a cattle feedlot near Dundee in KwaZulu Natal. Upon hearing of this incident, we immediately dispatched our most senior expert ruminant nutritionists as well as a number external parties to investigate the matter.
12th Jul 2019
How to tell wool quality

Wool quality and the factors that affect it

Quality is determined by how uniform and defined the crimp of the wool is, as well as how soft the wool is to the touch, the amount of kemp (stiff fibers) that is found in the fleece, and the amount of coarse or coloured fibers.
11th Jun 2019

Why you should thank a dairy farmer!

With World Milk Day having been celebrated on 1 June, we decided to highlight all the reasons why you should thank a dairy farmer today!
1st Jun 2019

Bull nutrition in winter months

Cattle farmers, and especially stud farmers, will want to ensure that their bull herd maintains condition and health throughout the winter months
16th Apr 2019
Body Condition Scoring in Cattle

Body Condition Scoring in Cattle

Reproductive performances will be highly affected by nutrition that cattle are fed, as well as their body weight and body condition at mating.
24th Mar 2019
Nutrition and conception rate of your herd

Nutrition and conception rate of your herd

Nutrition is one of the most important factors to keep in mind when trying to increase herd fertility, as it affects the general herd health, as well as the health of individual cows and calves
8th Mar 2019

Importance of Ram Nutrition

Flush feeding is a management practice that should be put in place roughly three weeks before the mating season...
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