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  • Antimicrobial Usage in Horses: The Use of Electronic Data, Data Curation, and First Results

    Antimicrobial Usage in Horses: The Use of Electronic Data, Data Curation, and First Results

    The usage of antimicrobial drugs (AMs) leads to an increase in antimicrobial resistance(AMR). Although different antimicrobial usage (AMU) monitoring programs exist for livestock animals in Germany, there is no such system for horses. However, with the increasing usage of electronic practice mana...
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  • More space for climate and cow in dairy barn

    More space for climate and cow in dairy barn

    Future stables are expected to be more in line with the natural behavior of cows, climate control, limiting emissions, reuse of waste, quality of manure and capital efficiency. That says Paul Galama of Wageningen Livestock Research. Together with colleagues and an international team of scientists...
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  • Mammary stem cells challenge costly bovine disease

    Mammary stem cells challenge costly bovine disease

    Mastitis is the most expensive disease in the dairy industry. Each clinical case can cost a dairy farmer more than $400 and damages both the cow’s future output as well as her comfort. Bovine mastitis is typically treated with antibiotics, but with the potential threat of antimicrobial resistance...
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  • Ireland makes payments on calf investment scheme

    Ireland makes payments on calf investment scheme

    Agriculture Minister Calleary announces that payments have commenced under the Calf Investment Scheme. The Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Mr Dara Calleary TD, has announced that payments have now commenced under the Calf Investment Scheme. Commenting on the payments the Minister sa...
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  • How Do I Get Started in Dairy Beef

    How Do I Get Started in Dairy Beef

    With decreased crop profits and dairy profits, both dairy and grain farmers are looking for ways to increase income by sending feed stuffs off the farm on the hoof instead of in a hopper or tanker, writes Jason Hartschuh with The Ohio State University Extension. Many are questioning if one way to...
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  • How covid-19 is affecting livestock prices

    How covid-19 is affecting livestock prices

    At the height of the recent coronavirus panic buying, Kantar data for the week ending 23 March showed a 45 percent increase in the amount of beef mince being sold. This means that over 60 percent of all beef sold through mainstream retailers was mince and other low value cuts. On the surface this...
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  • Herding-cattle, wild buffalo from space

    Herding-cattle, wild buffalo from space

    More than 1000 feral buffalo and unmanaged cattle roaming Northern Australia will be tagged and tracked as part a satellite herd-tracking program, announced today by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO. Coinciding with National Reconciliation Week this week, the $4 million, 3.5 year projec...
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  • Are top-priced genetics really worth it

    Are top-priced genetics really worth it

    In 2014, a Dorper ram, Bolt, made history when Mickey Phillips sold it to Martin Compion, who farms at Lonziekvlei in the Northern Cape’s Bushmanland, for R600 000. The purchase, which took place at the Upington National Dorper Sale, represents the highest price ever fetched by a Dorper, and one ...
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  • Wool and maize perfect partners on marginal lands

    Wool and maize perfect partners on marginal lands

    Le Roux Fourie, who farms in the Brandfort district of the Free State, believes that the only way to produce more is by optimising resources to unlock their full value. In a summer cropping area, he says, the best way to achieve this is through a sheep component, specifically wool sheep. “Brandfo...
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  • Success with premium free-range chickens

    Success with premium free-range chickens

    Having grown up on a maize and cattle farm in Viljoenskroon in the Free State, Lynne Griesel understands the work ethic required to make a success of farming. “It’s early mornings and late nights. Success comes with constant hard work, day in and day out. It’s not about working hard for just a se...
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  • Dairy cows exposed to heavy metals worsen antibiotic-resistant pathogen crisis

    Dairy cows exposed to heavy metals worsen antibiotic-resistant pathogen crisis

    Dairy cows, exposed for a few years to drinking water contaminated with heavy metals, carry more pathogens loaded with antimicrobial-resistance genes able to tolerate and survive various antibiotics. That’s the finding of a team of researchers that conducted a study of two dairy herds in Br...
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  • Compliance, enforcement needed to curb brucellosis in KZN

    Compliance, enforcement needed to curb brucellosis in KZN

    he dramatic increase in the recorded cases of brucellosis (Brucella abortus) in cattle in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) since 2019 is a reflection of many livestock owners’ lack of compliance with legislation, combined with government’s failure to enforce this legislation. This was the view stated in the B...
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  • Brucellosis in cattle

    Brucellosis in cattle

    Brucellosis is a highly contagious, anthropo-zoonotic bacterial disease that is primarily present in animals but can be transmitted to humans. The disease is typically found in cattle, goats and sheep, but many wildlife species in South Africa have also tested positive. This is, however, only sig...
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  • 5 Cattle diseases that can kill your business

    5 Cattle diseases that can kill your business

    Farmers should aim for healthy and disease-free animals that are cost-effective and create prosperity on farms. “If your animals aren’t healthy, you cannot make money,” says Dr Jan du Preez, vet and managing director for the Institute for Dairy Technology. Diseases are prone to infect healthy ani...
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  • Standardization of Therapeutic Measures in Antibiotic Consumption Monitoring to Compare Different Livestock Populations

    Standardization of Therapeutic Measures in Antibiotic Consumption Monitoring to Compare Different Livestock Populations

    Sing sales data, information on antimicrobial consumption in animals is collected cumulatively across the European Union and member countries of the European Economic Area, which is documented and reported by every country and published within annual reports by the European Surveillance of Veteri...
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  • Biosecurity in poultry.

    Biosecurity in poultry.

    Location, house design and construction Disease management is an important component for sustainability of poultry project. It is imperative that farmers should understand the most common means of transmitting animal diseases so that issue of biosecurity can be put in place. It is well known that...
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  • Vaccinate your horse!

    Vaccinate your horse!

    In 2019, there was considerable discussion on social media about vaccination against African horse sickness (AHS). For many years, until about 2015, owners were told to vaccinate between October and December, so immunity would be high in the horse sickness season, which was traditionally between ...
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  • The fertility factor in mohair success

    The fertility factor in mohair success

    Paul Webber can look back on a memorable 2019 mohair season. He not only achieved the highest price of R621/kg for a bale of 24-micron good-style kid mohair in April, but ended up being awarded the Daidoh Trophy for the highest average price for a summer kid clip. Having won the same trophy in 20...
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  • Poultry litter to biogas adding more value to farm waste

    Poultry litter to biogas adding more value to farm waste

    Smaller poultry businesses, comprising mainly broiler and egg producers and suppliers of day-old chicks, are helping address the need for job creation. But this growing industry has a problem: how to manage the environmental impact of ever-greater volumes of poultry litter. The premise of our res...
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  • Feeding your sheep sorghum

    Feeding your sheep sorghum

    Many communal farming areas have fallow maize lands that have not been used for years. This is not only a waste of space; it leads to the loss of valuable topsoil, which can silt up village dams. In many cases, communities do not replant their lands because the conditions are too dry for maize. A...
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  • Choosing Afrikaners for extensive beef production

    Choosing Afrikaners for extensive beef production

    “The Afrikaner is a low-input animal with good-quality beef. Herein lies the real value of the breed,” says Jacquies Steenkamp, who registered his Derus Afrikaner Stud in 1996. Today, he runs 240 Afrikaner female animals, half of which are registered, in the Rouxville district in the southern Fre...
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  • Why every farmer needs a dog

    Why every farmer needs a dog

    While I stood waiting outside the library for my mother to come and fetch me, a bakkie came speeding down the road, stopping in a cloud of dust in front of the vet’s office. A farmer got out and carefully lifted a heavy tangle of blankets from the back of the bakkie. There was a dog lying limply ...
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  • The importance of having a breeding season

    The importance of having a breeding season

    Having a breeding (and calving) season can optimise the reproductive performance of a breeding herd and the pre-wean growth rate of calves. This, in turn, can profoundly influence the profit margin of a beef cattle enterprise. The aim of a breeding season is to get the maximum number of female an...
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  • Grave concern for condition of Namibia’s FMD-protection fence

    Grave concern for condition of Namibia’s FMD-protection fence

    A widespread outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Namibia could potentially wipe out the entire livestock production industry in that country. Therefore, the condition of Namibia’s veterinary cordon fence was a serious cause for concern. Following outbreaks of the disease in Kavango East a...
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