Small stock production: The right way to medicate goats and sheep

Dr. Pierre Jansen van Vuuren, of MSD Animal Health, presents a useful video on good practices for medicating small stock.  He discusses animal handling facilities and demonstrates the subcutaneous and the intramuscular injection. He also shows how to apply pour-on dips, how to do spot treatment and a method for…

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Livestock production: Methods of medicating your cattle

Here is a handy video providing guidelines for the application of medication to cattle by Dr. Pierre Jansen van Vuuren from MSD Animal Health. He discusses the facilities and shows you how to apply subcutaneous and intramuscular injections, as well as how to apply pour-on dips, oral dosage and ear…

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Shepherds of the Soil : Reflections on Conservation Agriculture in South Africa

For grain farmers, the future lies in our ability to look after the health of soil. With the change of climate and more mouths to feed, farmers have to farm as efficient as possible to harvest the best possible yields from healthy plants. By using conservation agricultural practices we can…

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Start thinking about your fertiliser requirements for the next maize season

Farmers - a great input cost in the production of maize is fertiliser, of course, whether you use synthetic or organic fertiliser. If you use organic fertiliser produced on you farm, it still requires a lot of effort, energy or cost. If you use fertiliser correctly, however, it will push…

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