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Community participation in a diverse farm business

At first sight, Stefan and Francisca Gerber seem like an ordinary couple farming Merino and Dohne Merino sheep, Limousin cattle and wine grapes near...

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...

VIDEO: All about wool

Wool is a fibre with endless potential. Natural, renewable and biodegradable, wool enhances our lives in so many ways. Fashion, sports and outdoor wear,...

The impact of terroir on meat production

Although the concept of terroir is usually associated with wine production, it is increasingly used to explain why meat produced in distinct regions has...

Auction and red meat price trends

With parts of the Western Cape having received rain and dam levels slowly but surely rising, the drought almost seems to be something of...

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...

Sheep School makes its debut in Botswana

The Veeplaas/Stockfarm Intensive Sheep Production School presented in conjunction with Mamre Intensive Sheep Production and the University of the Free State, has gone from...

The ethics of breeding Dohne sheep

The 2nd International Dohne Merino Conference took place in Uruguay from 15 to 20 April 2018.  Many South African farmers also attended the conference....

Australia: Slaughters spike as mutton and lamb demand strengthens

Australia: Slaughters spike as mutton and lamb demand strengthens The confluence of strong lamb and mutton demand, and drought-induced strong supply has seen Victorian...

Do-it-yourself sheep farming

Bertie Swanepoel of the farm Zuurfontein in the Smithfield area first became fascinated by the idea of managing his operations with virtually no outside...