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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.

Importance of Ram Nutrition

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

Feeding ewes for optimal production and reproduction | Part 2

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

Feeding ewes for optimal production and reproduction | Part 1

The nutritional requirement of a ewe will change throughout her lifetime, depending on her production cycle….

Belangrikheid van Optimale Voerfasiliteite

Johan Mouton van RCL Foods oor die belangrikheid van optimale voerfasiliteite. Luister na die onderhoud met RSG Landbou hier.

Acidosis, Urinary Calculi and Lamb Starvation

The metabolic related diseases occur mostly during certain physiological stages such as pregnancy or with lactation…

Pregnancy Disease and Enterotoxemia

Sheep are exposed to diseases, but fewer would die if producers recognised the …

Sheep Nutritional Diseases Part 2

In the second part of this series, we will be explaining the occurrence, symptoms and treatments of abosomal bloat and acidosis.

Sheep Nutritional Diseases Part 1

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.

Understanding Animal Nutrition

Making sure that your livestock receives the proper level of nutrition is of utmost importance when trying to optimise their performance….

Flush Feeding in Ewes

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…

What should you know about creep feed

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.

Sheep Farming: What you need to know

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: Vaccinate to eradicate disease

Farmers are looking forward to a prosperous spring and summer season. With good rainfall comes an increase in insect and tick populations.

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!

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

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.

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

Belangrikheid van Optimale Voerfasiliteite

Johan Mouton van RCL Foods oor die belangrikheid van optimale voerfasiliteite. Luister na die onderhoud met RSG Landbou hier.

Explaining Fiber and Fiber Digestion

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?

Understanding Animal Nutrition

Making sure that your livestock receives the proper level of nutrition is of utmost importance when trying to optimise their performance….

What is Non-Protein Nitrogen in Animal Feed?

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?

Do You Know How to Supplement for Your Veld Type?

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.

What you should know about Molatek Molasses Meal

Molasses, 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…

Belangrikheid van Optimale Voerfasiliteite

Johan Mouton van RCL Foods oor die belangrikheid van optimale voerfasiliteite. Luister na die onderhoud met RSG Landbou hier.

Indigenous veld goats: A family’s profitable passion

On the Leeuwkop farm in the Free State, the De Witt family runs a successful operation farming with indigenous veld goats.

5 keys to Colostrum Success in Baby 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.

Molatek Drought Relief Feed Donation

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.

Belangrikheid van Optimale Voerfasiliteite

Johan Mouton van RCL Foods oor die belangrikheid van optimale voerfasiliteite. Luister na die onderhoud met RSG Landbou hier.

A step-by-step guide to intensive bushbuck breeding

Werner Nel of Bosbok R514 Breeders started breeding bushbuck in 2010. Here is a step-by-step guide to intensive bushbuck breeding.

The rise, fall and future of colour variants

The popularity of colour variants such as the golden wildebeest and black impala skyrocketed in the South African game market in 2000.

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