Beskerm jou wins en verminder jou risiko’s met spoormineraalvoeding

Dit is belangrik om te verstaan hoe spoorminerale werk en dat ‘n goedgebalanseerde spoormineraalprogram van uiterse belang is om optimale produksie in die kudde te verseker. Spoormineraalvoeding moet net soveel aandag geniet as wat die ander bestuursprogramme op die plaas ontvang. Spoormineraalvoeding is in elke fase van die dier se lewe noodsaaklik, selfs van voor…

The stress of relocation

In any business, it is important to keep growing and improving your profit potential. The same applies to your beef cattle herd; you consistently need to improve your herd’s profit potential. One way of doing this is to improve your herd’s genetic potential to ensure optimal production. Artificial insemination (AI) is a great option for…

Global warming and cattle production

Stories about global warming and cattle production in the popular media place often blame cattle for the increasing temperatures and changing climate, and the general perception is that cattle production is the major contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The greenhouse effect The natural greenhouse effect is an important part of the earth’s energy balance…

The benefits of chromium for ruminants

chromium for ruminants

The key to success in today’s ruminant industry is managing the effects of stress on animals. The goal is to minimise the cost of stress and help animals achieve optimal production. To achieve this, trace mineral nutrition is paramount. Keeping animals correctly fortified in terms of trace minerals will prevent the costliest deficiency – the…

Effective beef cattle handling

beef cattle handling

In any cow–calf operation, it is necessary to handle cattle to perform routine health and management practices. Getting cattle to do what you want requires knowledge of animal behaviour and proper beef cattle handling techniques. If you handle them right, your herd will be happy to provide you with better returns. Cattle experience the world…

Optimising immunity for lifetime performance

immunity for lifetime performance

One of the most important resources for a beef farmer is the animal’s immune system. An animal cannot be efficient or productive if its immune system is ineffective, but with a strong immune system, a herd can weather most proverbial storms. That’s why optimising immunity for lifetime performance is so important. Interactions between the immune…