Home Tags Sheep

Tag: sheep

Al Mawashi to trade directly with commercial farmers: Off-take agreements now...

Al Mawashi South Africa (AMSA), the country’s largest buyer of live sheep for Middle Eastern markets, has announced today that it intends...

Read Veeplaas and Stockfarm online

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes The July 2021 editions of Stockfarm and Veeplaas are now available as...

Triplet model creates new possibilities

Deon and Tina van Wyk’s dream of breeding a sheep ewe that regularly produces triplets throughout her productive life is delivering results....

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...

Good demand from China drives wool market

The wool market surged upwards by a substantial 12,1% this week to close at R169,71/kg. A total of 13 176 bales were...

Stringent hygiene protocols can keep abscesses at bay

Sheep and goat abscesses are not only painful to the animals they affect, but can have a devastating effect on a producer’s...

The do’s and dont’s of tail docking

Tail docking is usually performed in sheep and involves both surgical and non-surgical methods to shorten or remove the tail. While some...

The South African cattle and sheep market – Part 1: Supply

Livestock production in South Africa is as old as the hills. The sheep spotted by the first European seafarers on the South...

Live exportation of sheep: D-day is approaching

Thursday, 6 August, is D-day in the ongoing saga between the NSPCA and Al Mawashi South Africa, the South African subsidiary of...

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...