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Stop Clostridium bacteria in their tracks

Dr Eddie Snyman Dr Eddie Snyman is a retired veterinarian from Middelburg in the Eastern Cape. He has...

Update on the FMD disease outbreak in Limpopo

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) has announced that the quarantine for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has been lifted...

Brahman – the complete breed

The Brahman breed was introduced to the South African beef cattle scene in 1957. The conditions in Africa and the extensive condition...

44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy applications now open

The 44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy is accepting applications for its 2020/21 online certification programme. Applications for this comprehensive certificate programme,...

New rules to eradicate BVD come into force in Scotland

New rules in the battle to eradicate bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) from Scotland’s cattle herd came into force, with farmers now required...

Nguni bull sets new world record at auction

A bull from the famous Nandi Nguni stud was sold for a world record price of R310 000 during the KZN Elite Nguni...

Nutritional aspects of beef cattle production

As the reproduction rate of beef cattle in South Africa is generally low, helping animals produce according to their genetic potential requires careful planning...

Ankole embryos sell for record price in South Africa

The South African record price for embryos sold was shattered on 4 September last year. Four embryos of the Ankole cattle breed...

How to beat bluetongue

Bluetongue virus (BTV) is a non-communicable, insect-borne disease that is seasonally driven by heat, moisture and frost. Biting mosquitoes and midges transmit the virus...

2020 Feedlot Challenge: Students beef up their skills

During February, the fifth-year veterinary science students who are participating in the 2020 Feedlot Challenge visited Beefcor, a fully integrated beef company....