While common across South Africa, goats remain a largely untapped resource for poverty alleviation and rural development. But efforts to remedy the situation are being undermined by the widespread theft of goats. Lieutenant Colonel Nicolas Erasmus, provincial commander of the SA Police Service’s KwaZulu-Natal stock theft and endangered species units, examines this issue. KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) […]
Die droogte in die Wes-Kaap die afgelope drie jaar, het veral ons veeboere, swaar getref. Met die laagste reënval in 2017 die afgelope 80 jaar, het natuurlike weiding en voer `n luuksheid geraak, wat min boere kon bekostig. Kuddes was drastiese verminder en nasionale droogtehulp was nie naastenby genoeg nie. Voerskenkings uit ander provinsies het […]
Register via the SABGBA to obtain a prefix (e.g.name of farm “Bokfontein”).
The first step to identifying a deficiency is to see if your soil is deficient in selenium. You can also contact your local extension agent and ask about selenium levels. Soil levels under .5 ppm are considered deficient
Goats Unlimited is a dynamic advisory, development and managing company specialising in various agribusiness sectors as a facilitator and implementer. Our aim is to change and uplift the standard of living in rural areas through the promotion of environmental and social sustainable goat farming and agribusiness. The 2nd Goat Agribusiness Conference was held at […]
The 2016 Goat Agribusiness Conference held recently in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, was the first of its kind in South Africa. Hosted by Goats Unlimited an agricultural advisory, development, and managing company based in KwaZulu-Natal, the event was supported by a variety of sponsors.
South Africa’s goat industry can expect many exciting and interesting future developments. While the establishment of developing farmers in South Africa is a government priority, I believe the manner in which government is currently attempting to achieve this objective is not relevant to the challenges facing our goat industry. Articles from http://www.farmersweekly.co.za/opinion/by-invitation/sas-goat-farmers-must-get-business/
For producers to benefit from the growing national and international demand for live goats and goat products, it is essential to have healthy flocks. Dr Alan Rowe, chief state veterinarian for the Harry Gwala District Municipality, shares tips on goat health management. Lloyd Phillips reports. Article from http://www.farmersweekly.co.za/animals/sheep-goats/basic-goat-health-management-all-you-need-to-know/