Game farming: How many animals can you keep in your camp?

Question: We have a piece of land of 64 ha available that we would like to fence and use as a small game camp. The aim is not to breed wildlife and we are currently considering keeping springbok, blesbok and gemsbok. The land is in the Kuruman/Hotazel area in South…

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Farmer invents own hammer mill

The herd of bushbuck of Mr. Werner Nel of Brits never go hungry. As he says: Their stomachs should be full, 24 hours a day. But in the summer sowing areas, winter grass isn’t worth much when it comes to nutrition and then licks or additional feed needs to be…

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Scratching posts ward off parasites

The farm Kleinhoek, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, lies in an area with heartwater. So when Loodt Bücher acquired buffalo in 2014, he had to think of a plan to ward off external parasites. He started by experimenting with products available on the market. When he found that game…

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