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Prevent cryptosporidiosis from running riot in young cattle

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Although cryptosporidiosis has nothing to do with cryptocurrency, this animal disease can...

Wean without stress and increase productivity

Stress undoubtedly has a detrimental effect on livestock productivity. One of the most stressful times in a cow/calf production system is weaning. The challenge...

The SA cattle and sheep market – Part 7: Benchmarks

Since our country partakes in imports and exports, South African livestock producers must be benchmarked with producers in other countries to determine...

The SA cattle and sheep market – Part 5: Weaner price...

The first four parts of this series focused on red meat demand and supply, as well as price and international trade trends...

Poor sucking reflex in newborn calves

It all started with a conversation I had with a farmer who mentioned a friend who had trouble with newborn calves that...

Calf weighing over 90kg born on Scottish dairy farm

A rather large arrival was delivered on a farm in south-west Scotland last week when a cow went into labour on Meinside Farm. Speaking...