WHO urges farmers to restrict antibiotic use

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned livestock farmers and food producers globally to stop using antibiotics on healthy animals. “The WHO strongly recommends an overall reduction in the use of all classes of medically important antibiotics in food producing animals, including complete restriction of these antibiotics for growth promotion…

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Dreaded crop and animal diseases moving closer to South Africa

The South African agricultural industry must change its approach to potential crop and livestock diseases completely. This according to Prof. Darell Abernethy, dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Pretoria, during a congress by Croplife and the South African Animal Health Forum in Johannesburg. Abernethy was…

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Hunting ban could be costly for Botswana

Professor Joseph Mbaiwa from the University of Botswana, says the ban on safari hunting which was implemented in 2014, was a political decision and cannot be justified from a scientific viewpoint. According to his research report titled “The impact of the ban on safari hunting tourism on local income and…

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From scrap to self-feeder

With a bit of ingenuity and lots of determination, this handyman has designed several useful items using scrap materials lying around on the farm. Francios Kruger, a handyman who lives on the farm Salmanslaagte near Verkeerdevlei in the Free State province of South Africa believes that the devil finds work…

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