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FS dairy farmers express concerns
FS dairy farmers express concerns Bloemfontein - Milk producers have raised grave concerns about the future of the dairy industry during the Free State Milk Producers organistion AGM and Congress in...
SA Mutton Merino auction in Bloem
SA Mutton Merino auction in Bloem Bloemfontein - The SA Mutton Merino Breeders Association hosted its national auction at the showgrounds in Bloemfontein on Wednesday.
Looming closure of Clocolan milk depot threatens FS dairy industry
Looming closure of Clocolan milk depot threatens FS dairy industry Bloemfontein - The Free State Legislature has heard that the looming closure of a milk depot in Clocolan will place even more strain on the dairy industry in the province...
Five healthy lambs from a single ewe
Five healthy lambs from a single ewe Bloemfontein - A Free State farmer was convinced he must have broken a record after one of his hand-reared sheep gave birth to five healthy lambs.
Milk Producers caught up in 'perfect storm' scenario
Milk Producers caught up in "perfect storm" scenario Bloemfontein - Eastern Free State milk producers have been caught up in the turbulence of what is being described as a “perfect storm” scenario.
Milk producers hit by further price reductions
Milk producers hit by further price reductions Bloemfontein - Milk producers are bracing for a very tough few months on the back of steadily decreasing producer prices coupled with an oversupply of milk.
Livestock farmers warned to prepare for cold weekend
Livestock farmers warned to prepare for cold weekend Bloemfontein - Livestock farmers should remain alert this weekend, of the strong winds, isolated showers and cold to very cold conditions expected over the central parts...
Huge interest at Avi Africa 2015
Huge interest at Avi Africa 2015 Bloemfontein - As Avi Africa 2015 draws to a close, organisers say the interest was so overwhelming that people actually had to stand for some of the presentations.
Poultry players gather in Jhb this week
Poultry players gather in Jhb this week Bloemfontein - Poultry roleplayers from across the world descend on Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg this week for Avi Africa 2015, the SA Poultry Association’s (SAPA)...
Wool season ends on high
Wool season ends on high Bloemfontein - The wool sector has ended its 2014/15 season on a high after posting year-on-year growth of more than 25%.
ARC patent promises multi-spectrum livestock vaccine
ARC patent promises multi-spectrum livestock vaccine Bloemfontein - A team of researchers at the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) have filed a patent in the UK for a new virus vector that could create a platform for a...
Wool prices reach historic high
Wool prices reach historic high Bloemfontein - SA wool growers say the new record high for wool prices might be broken within a week as the industry holds its last sale of the season on 10 June.
Global dairy role players at SA large Herds Conference
Global dairy role players at SA large Herds Conference Bloemfontein - Dairy sector stakeholders from across the globe are gathered in Port Elizabeth this week for the SA Large Herds Conference.
New Chairperson for North West red meat producers
New Chairperson for North West red meat producers Bloemfontein - Hartbeesfontein farmer SP Fourie has been elected as the new chairperson of the North West Red Meat Producer’s Organisation. The former vice chair was...
Stock thieves arrested thanks to CCTV footage
Stock thieves arrested thanks to CCTV footage Bloemfontein - A Northern Cape farmer’s decision to use a surveillance camera to monitor his grazing fields has led to the arrest of two stock theft suspects.
Stud Book honours top SA breeders
Stud Book honours top SA breeders Bloemfontein - Stud breeders from across the country were wined and dined during the annual SA Stud Book Elite Gala Dinner at Leopards and Lace in Bloemfontein on April...
Wool flies in sheep shearing championships
Wool flies in sheep shearing championships Bloemfontein - The wool was quite literally off as the country’s best sheep shearers showed their stuff during the annual SA Sheep Shearing Federation’s (SSF) National...
SA has credible animal ID system, says Minister
SA has credible animal ID system, says Minister Pretoria - South Africa has more than 660-thousand registered marks resulting in a credible animal identification and recording (AIR) system to aid with livestock...
ICAR: African livestock production can't keep pace with demand
ICAR: African livestock production can't keep pace with demand Pretoria - The African symposium on animal identification and recording systems for traceability and livestock development took place at the CSIR in Pretoria from April...
Four arrested for Intabazwe stocktheft
Four arrested for Intabazwe stocktheft Harrismith - Eastern Free State police are hopeful the arrest of four people found with carcasses of suspected stolen sheep might shed some light on other stock theft...
Red meat shows upward trend over Easter
Red meat shows upward trend over Easter Bloemfontein - Red meat producers are feeling slightly more upbeat about the industry following recent rains and good Easter weekend meat demand.
RPO calls for OBP audit
RPO calls for OBP audit Bloemfontein - The Red Meat Producers Organisation (RPO) says although it is relieved at news that Onderstepoort Biological Products (OBP) has made two million doses of...
OBP confirms release of two million doses of bluetongue vaccine
OBP confirms release of two million doses of bluetongue vaccine Bloemfontein - Vaccine manufacturing company Onderstepoort Biological Products (OBP) told OFM that two million doses of the bluetongue vaccine will be available as of...
Seniorram-titel “kersie op die koek” vir Viljoenskroon-boer
Seniorram-titel “kersie op die koek” vir Viljoenskroon-boer Bloemfontein - ‘n Skaapboer van Viljoenskroon het op vanjaar se nasionale Suid-Afrikanse Vleismerino-kampioenskap wat van 17 tot 19 Maart by die Bloemskouterrein in...
Vleismerino's pronk in Bloemfontein
Vleismerino's pronk in Bloemfontein Bloemfontein - Telers van oor die land heen wys vanjaar weer hul staal op die Suid-Afrikaanse Vleismerino-genootskaap se nasionale kampioenskapsbyeenkoms in Bloemfontein.
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