Cattle production: How to prepare your cattle for auction

Are your cattle fetching low prices at auctions? Here are some tips and suggestions on how to prepare animals so that they can compete for better prices. A few changes to on-farm animal management practices can make all the difference. CASTRATION AND DEHORNING It is important that animals be castrated…

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Stanbic Bank Livestock Auction displays Zambia’s finest genetics

This year’s Stanbic Bank Livestock Auction had the best pedigree animals, an indication of a bright outlook for the livestock sector in Zambia, said Herd Book Society of Zambia chairman Quentin Cantlay. The seventh annual Stanbic Bank Livestock Auction was held over the weekend at the Lusaka show grounds. The…

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SA Angus bull sold for record price to Botswana farmer

Botswana cattle farmer Monty Chiepe  paid a new South African record price for a black Angus bull at Mequatling Angus Breeders’ 50th auction. Black Angus bull Mequatling Smokin’Jo (no WB 15 306) was sold for the record price of R140 000 (US$10 750). Chiepe has his own artificial insemination and…

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High demand for SA Tuli cattle from neighbours

There has been high demand for Tuli breeding material from South Africa’s neighbours over the past two years. In 2016, five stud bulls and ten heifers were exported to Namibia, while more than 100 female animals were exported to Zimbabwe. At two previous Tuli auctions, another four stud bulls and…

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