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Better stress management for better performance

Stress is an ever-present part of modern farming. An animal experiences psychosocial stress when facing psychosocial stressors such as animal-to-animal interactions (during re-allotment, large...

Feedlot Challenge continues despite Covid-19

The annual Onderstepoort Feedlot Challenge is still going strong this year despite Covid-19 challenges. The purpose of the challenge is to get...

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...

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....

Protected: Keep more ewes thanks to creep feeding

Can creep feeding increase the carrying capacity? Lambs can be weaned as early as 60 days of age, provided they weigh at least 25kg, by...

Rounding off in the feedlot

In light of the current low maize price, more and more livestock farmers are considering the prospect of rounding off animals for the market...

Prepare your animals for the feedlot

Feedlotting is a popular topic at farmer’s days and other agricultural gatherings. The focus of these discussions is mainly the measures taken...