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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...

Al Mawashi SA livestock carrier departs port of East London

Al Mawashi South Africa (Al Mawashi SA), South Africa’s largest exporter of live animals and South African subsidiary of Kuwait stock-exchange-listed KLTT,...

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...

Wolves a problem for sheep farmers in the Netherlands

A sheep farmer in North Brabant, the Netherlands, captured a wolf attacking his sheep on a security camera. The film shows the...

China’s sheepskin and lambskin market is estimated at $1,9 billion

IndexBox has published a new report: ‘China – Sheepskin and Lambskin – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. A summary 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...