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A fodder bank requires careful management

The production and maintenance of a fodder bank as insurance against unfavourable farming conditions, is particularly relevant during times when large parts of the...

Stockfarm subscriber wins big

A Stockfarm subscriber, Thebeyantwa Petrus Hotane, was the winner of the 2019 Rugby World Cup subscription competition that was run by Stockfarm...

Control calf diarrhoea with proper care

Diarrhoea and pneumonia are the two most prominent diseases among calves. Calf diarrhoea results in additional expenses and unnecessary losses in the form of...

Beste jong afslaers vir 2019 gekroon

Die Toyota SA Nasionale Jong Afslaerskompetisie in samewerking met Plaas Media se tydskrifte, Veeplaas en Stockfarm, is vanjaar vir die sesde agtereenvolgende...

Mohair South Africa under new management

As Mohair South Africa’s new general manager, Lindsay Humphreys executes the board’s strategic decisions to ensure the sustainability and growth of...

Creep feeding gives sheep farmers the edge

In the contemporary agricultural landscape, scientific advances help farmers boost production, good genetics are available and affordable, additional infrastructure improves margins and management is...

Science supports groundwater management

The oceans contain 97% of the earth’s water and of the remaining 3%, which is freshwater, 2% is locked up in glaciers and the...

Make calf health a priority during winter

The approach of winter means it is time to wean calves. Weaning, associated with significant stress for calves and their dams, can have a...

Conservation agriculture: Much more than no-till

“Truly understanding the principle of conservation agriculture was a lightbulb moment for me. It has shed light on the way forward, and each day...

How to erect a small-scale milking shed

Milk has been described as nature’s most complete source of food. The contribution of milk to mankind is recognised globally and continues to meet...