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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.
Stock theft threatens emerging farmers
Stock theft threatens emerging farmers Hobhouse - An emerging farmer in the Hobhouse area is on the verge of losing his livelihood after more than 120 of his sheep were stolen over the last few weeks.
LUISTER: Wolbedryf in onsekerheid gedompel weens gronplafon-planne
LUISTER: Wolbedryf in onsekerheid gedompel weens gronplafon-planne Bloemfontein – Die voorsitter van die wolbedryf, Harry Prinsloo, gee met dié potgooi sy mening oor die haalbaarheid van die 12 000 hektaar grondplafon-plan.
'Private maatskappye nou nodig vir entstowwe'
'Private maatskappye nou nodig vir entstowwe' Bloemfontein - Die Rooivleisprodusente-organisasie se Vrystaatse voorsitter, Neels de Villiers, sê met Onderstepoort Biologiese Produkte (OBP) se onvermoë om...
Chinese plaas abbatoir-plan op ys oor Ebola
Chinese plaas abbatoir-plan op ys oor Ebola Bloemfontein - 'n Chinese groep se planne om 'n reuse abbatoir en vleisverwerkingsaanleg in Lesotho te bou, is eers op die ys geplaas as gevolg van die Ebola-uitbreking...
GWK verkry meer as 'n kwart van Cavalier
GWK verkry meer as 'n kwart van Cavalier GWK Vleis, 'n volfiliaal van die landboumaatskappy GWK op Douglas, het 'n belang van meer as 25% in die rooivleisgroep Cavalier bekom.
Rekords spat op Kersieveiling
Rekords spat op Kersieveiling Op Ficksburg jubel die boere oor die rekords wat gespat het op die Soutkop-landbouvereniging se jaarlikse Kersieveiling. Vanjaar se omset van meer as R11 miljoen was die...
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