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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...

Veeplaas Boland Brahman stud: Dream it, do it

We recently checked in with the Veeplaas Boland Brahman stud, one of the very first herds established as part of the Veeplaas School Herds project. “The...

Lack of livestock data in Africa affects smallholders

In a recent article by SciDev.Net, it is said that smallholders in sub-Saharan Africa could increase livestock productivity if reliable data systems for livestock diseases...

Milk purchasing trends

In the eight years from 2008 to 2016, the production of raw milk in South Africa increased with 20.3%, or a compound annual growth...

Milking equipment and milk production should make financial sense

It is a well-known fact that dairy farmers are under enormous pressure to survive. However, several dairy farmers still produce milk successfully, despite numerous...

Sundale: The greenest dairy in the Eastern Cape

“Every house needs foundations if it is going to stand. And where we can roam free ...” These lyrics from musician Kirsty Macleod’s song ‘Foundations’...