Five healthy lambs from a single ewe
14:57 (GMT+2), Fri, 24 July 2015
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 hit by further price reductions
14:07 (GMT+2), Tue, 14 July 2015
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.
Huge interest at Avi Africa 2015
16:29 (GMT+2), Thu, 25 June 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
17:51 (GMT+2), Tue, 23 June 2015
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
14:51 (GMT+2), Fri, 12 June 2015
Bloemfontein - The wool sector has ended its 2014/15 season on a high after posting year-on-year growth of more than 25%.
Wool prices reach historic high
15:32 (GMT+2), Fri, 05 June 2015
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.
New Chairperson for North West red meat producers
15:21 (GMT+2), Thu, 28 May 2015
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
14:51 (GMT+2), Fri, 22 May 2015
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
14:00 (GMT+2), Wed, 29 April 2015
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
14:00 (GMT+2), Tue, 28 April 2015
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
18:37 (GMT+2), Mon, 20 April 2015
Pretoria - South Africa has more than 660-thousand registered marks resulting in a credible animal identification and recording (AIR) system to aid with livestock...
Four arrested for Intabazwe stocktheft
10:18 (GMT+2), Fri, 10 April 2015
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
18:33 (GMT+2), Wed, 08 April 2015
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
22:02 (GMT+2), Tue, 31 March 2015
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...
Vleismerino's pronk in Bloemfontein
17:07 (GMT+2), Wed, 18 March 2015
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
18:17 (GMT+2), Mon, 09 March 2015
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.