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Stay safe: Read Veeplaas and Stockfarm electronically

The April 2021 editions of Stockfarm and Veeplaas are now available as e-magazines. Simply click on the magazine title above to view...

An on-farm feedlot setup: The basics

A well-designed feedlot handling facility where animals can be safely kept and controlled, usually makes use of several different structures as well...

Heifer fetches record price in UK

This article was originally published by The Telegraph. Click here to read the original article. It used to be...

Focus on hoof care (Part 2): Genetics and conformation

In part 1 of this series, I explained why we often see cattle with long claws and I touched on the principles...

Rotational grazing for animal productivity

The term ‘rotational grazing’ is very often misinterpreted and has become closely aligned with a very rigid system where decisions based on...

All you need to know about new livestock biosecurity rules

On 13 November 2020, the Biosecurity Rules for Livestock Agents were published in Government Gazette 43900, Board Notice 135 of 2020. All...

AgriOrbit’s top 10 animal health posts of 2020

Animal health is a very important aspect of any farm. In this post we summarise the top-performing AgriOrbit posts on the topic....

Learn about the how and why of dehorning cattle

Dehorning is used to keep cattle from hurting one another, to reduce the risk to workers, simplify transportation, free up trough space,...

Focus on hoof care (Part 1)

There have been many myths and different opinions in the past regarding the subject of the bovine hoof. Part of the reason...