The energy that animals receive through feed is vital for maintenance processes like breathing, excretion and digestion, but also reproductive processes.
Pasture Master is a new Molatek product which contains 12% natural protein and 11MJ/kg metabolisable energy, which is equivalent to 69% total digestible nutrients.
Lambs are very vulnerable when they’re newborn, and here we look at preventing lamb deaths with good management and proper planning.
Finishing lambs can be a profitable operation, but it depends on how you manage your animals. Here we look at feedlotting lambs and which factors can help.
In January of this year we took part in providing the farming communities of the Northern Cape with drought relief as part of the Save the Sheep initiative.
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.
Flush feeding is a management practice that should be put in place roughly three weeks before the mating season…
The nutritional requirement of a ewe will change throughout her lifetime, depending on her production cycle….
Metabolic related nutritional diseases in sheep occur mostly during certain physiological stages such as pregnancy or with lactation…
Nutritional diseases in ewes can be prevented provided producers are able to diagnose the problems. Here’s how to recognise the symptoms and treat pregnancy disease and enterotoxemia in sheep.
In the second part of this series, we will be explaining the occurrence, symptoms and treatments of abosomal bloat and acidosis.
Nutritional and metabolic diseases occur as a result of animals being fed a diet that is not balanced, or that has a shortage of certain nutrients.
Making sure that your livestock receives the proper level of nutrition is of utmost importance when trying to optimise their performance….
Flush feeding is a management practice used to increase the conception rate of female sheep during the mating season, and works on ensuring that they…
Creep feeding is a way to supplement the diet of young livestock, like calves and lambs, by offering feed even though they are still suckling.
Many communal farmers and even rural residents with hopes of land in the future, are thinking of farming with sheep. Here’s what you need to know.
Livestock farmers are looking forward to a prosperous spring and summer season. With good rainfall comes an increase in insect and tick populations.
Phosphate supplementation in livestock is essential in maintaining optimal production and reproduction in both your cattle and sheep. Learn why here.
Intensive farming systems like feedlots can often stressful, and the effect of stress can be minimised thanks to a practice known as backgrounding.
In South Africa there are a number of different production systems which includes farming systems like grazing on veld and pasture and 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.
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!
Cattle farmers, and especially stud farmers, will want to ensure that their bull herd maintains condition and health throughout the winter months
Reproductive performances will be highly affected by nutrition that cattle are fed, as well as their body weight and body condition at mating.
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
Fiber is an intergral component of a healthy ruminant diet, but what exactly is it, and why is it so important that your herd gets enough of it?
Guaranteed that if you handle animal feed on a regular basis you will have seen the letters NPN on the packaging, so what do you need to know about it?
Molasses meal, a by-product of the sugar-making process, is often added to animal feeds due to the high nutritional value and there are many advantages to…
On the Leeuwkop farm in the Free State, the De Witt family runs a successful operation farming with indigenous veld goats.
Colostrum, the first milk a doe produces after she gives birth, is key to giving baby goats a healthy start. Here are 5 tips to ensure success with colostrum in baby goats.
Molatek recently undertook a project to offer drought relief to Mohair farmers in the Rietbron, Herold and Little Karoo regions of the Eastern and Western Cape.
Werner Nel of Bosbok R514 Breeders started breeding bushbuck in 2010. Here is a step-by-step guide to intensive bushbuck breeding.
The popularity of colour variants such as the golden wildebeest and black impala skyrocketed in the South African game market in 2000.
PROTEIN LICK 40
MULTI BLOCK 28
WINTER BLOCK 40
LICK MIX 87
WOOL MASTER CONCENTRATE
LAMB AND EWE LICK
Beef fat 33+
sheep fattening/calf concentrate