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Indigenous goats in the spotlight

Indigenous goats are enjoying their moment in the spotlight. On 7 February 2020 the Limpopo Indigenous Veld Goat (IVG) club and Bosvelder...

Agri role-players among Science Oscars nominees

The finalists in the 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 Awards have been announced. These awards, also known as the 'Science Oscars of South Africa', is...

Martyrsford Angoras: The legacy lives on

Sean Hobson’s grandfather, Arthur Blake Hobson, once said about farming: “The way people judge you is by your integrity. Integrity is everything.” Lees dit in...

Goat meat excels, but supply remains limited

Due to its health value and excellent taste, goat meat has become more popular among consumers over the past few years, and goat farmers...

Profitability of intensive small-stock enterprises

Interest in intensive small-stock enterprises is increasing in South Africa. Intensive small-stock production is, however, a high-risk industry. While the turnover is higher than...

SA goat breeds suit the Zimbabwean landscape

Pathisani Ncube has a wholly indigenous flock of 15 goats that he rears on a 90ha farm in Inyathi, 70km north of Bulawayo. Kalahari...

Skin conditions in sheep and goats

There are several reasons for the occurrence of skin conditions and lesions in sheep and goats. It is usually believed that external parasites are the...

Mohair market unchanged

The mohair market remained unchanged on the penultimate sale of the 2018 summer season compared to the previous sale. The market was well supported...

Total sale: Paul Kloppers boerbok herd

Join the team of CDP Auctioneering Services at the Conrad Small Stock Centre on 5 May 2018 at 11:00 for a total sale of...

Class A goats’ meat to be roller-marked in blue

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has granted an application by the Red Meat Producer Organisation (RPO) and the SA Goat Breeders’...