Cattle production: Keep cows in shape with supplements

Many cattle herds take a knock in winter when forage quality declines in the summer rainfall areas. Here are some strategies to improve forage utilisation and ensure maximum production efficiency. A cow should produce a calf every year (365 days) and conceive again within 90 days after giving birth. To…

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Philagro Animal Nutrition to distribute Creamino in South Africa and beyond

PROMOTION: Philagro Animal Nutrition, a division of Philagro South Africa, is ready to distribute Creamino, an advanced animal nutrition supplement that is taking the world’s livestock sector by storm. Developed and manufactured by AlzChem in Germany, Creamino is a feed additive formulated for pigs and poultry which is processed into…

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Poultry production: Dealing with crusts on your chickens’ legs

Question: We are new to keeping chickens and housed them in an enclosure. They subsequently developed crusts on their legs. We’ve read in books and asked around and have had answers such as its being mites and that we’d have to use old engine oil to get rid of them!…

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Pork production: Feeding your pigs for the best results

Without correct feeding, a farmer won’t be able to run a profitable pig production business.  To raise healthy pigs, farmers must ensure that their animals receive a nutritious, well-balanced diet at every stage of production. SUITABLE RATIONS Nutrition is a fairly specialised branch of pig production. Farmers are encouraged farmers…

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