How to protect a pig farm from ASF

African swine fever (ASF) is the most worrying of the virus diseases at present, writes management expert John Gadd. Due to mandatory restrictions on...

VIDEO: Become an antibiotic guardian

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today. Without effective antibiotics, many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous. Setting broken bones,...

Stock theft efforts finally paying off

The tireless joint efforts by members of the Lehurutshe Stock Theft Unit together with the Madikwe Game Reserve’s Rangers, finally paid off after Zeerust...

Switzerland: Voters allow farmers to keep dehorning cattle

Voters in Switzerland have voted against proposed regulation that would have subsidised leaving horns on cattle and other horned animals. Following the vote, Swiss...

Smartphone cattle weighing technology set to expand

A smartphone accessory is helping producers weigh their cattle without the use of any scales or yard infrastructure. Known as Beefie, the new technology...

2019: The year of resilience

The Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) in the Netherlands recently organised the Resilience Symposium. The incentive to organise a seminar with this theme...

Cameron McMaster passes away

James Cameron McMaster passed away on 25 November 2018 at the age of 81 years. The Dohne Merino Breed Society’s deepest sympathy goes to...

Local topics abound at AFMA Symposium

On 30 October 2018 the Animal Feed Manufacturers’ Association of South Africa (AFMA) hosted their annual symposium, with the theme ‘Local is Lekker’, at...

New chairman and vice-chairman for SAPPO

Johan van der Walt is the new chairman of the South African Pork Producers' Organisation (SAPPO). He will be in the hot chair for...

Better science, best results

On 29 October 2018, Evonik hosted their third annual customer seminar at the Farm Inn in Pretoria East. Each year this seminar grown in...
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