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Kudus deserve extra attention in the late winter PDF 514-486-1808 (270) 415-9729
Written by NWK   
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 09:44

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Article written by Jaco Smit, Technical and Sales Manager at Opti Feeds

The kudu is probably one of the most sought after trophy antelope on the list of international and local hunters. Trophy hunters are prepared to pay a lot of money to hunt a remarkable trophy. One does not have to search extensively on the internet to see the prices at which these antelopes are advertised to overseas hunters. A distinction is even made between a trophy kudu of under 54 inches at ± $2 500 and a record-book kudu of higher than 54 inches at ± $3 000. Obviously, this price excludes day fees, which amount to approximately $450, as well as other costs. At approximately R35 000 per kudu bull it certainly is worth your while to keep these animals in top condition throughout the year.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10:16
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Farm more efficiently for optimum production (702) 226-6147 Print (512) 970-2859
Written by Infoworks   
Thursday, 17 November 2016 13:52


Murray Grobler
Technical Advisor Opti Feeds

Beef production contributes significantly to the provision of good quality protein for a growing world population. It is extremely important to be able to provide in the growing demand for food, which beef is part of. The Simmental breed contributes significantly to the goal as pure-bred and in cross-breeding programs.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10:10
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Your herd only deserves the best when it comes to feeding PDF Print 800-400-8976
Written by Infoworks   
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 06:51

No matter how much a producer loves his favourite cows and heifers, the pride of every producer with pure bred stud cattle is the top bull on the farm, the sire of all his best calves. The road to perfection is however a long one that requires excellent management and accounting skills. There are several phases in which bull calves are fed and tested. The data obtained from these tests are used to measure the performance of the sire and the dam of the calf.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 13:53
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Intensive finishing of lambs in a feedlot PDF Print E-mail
Written by Infoworks   
Monday, 01 August 2016 06:26

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Extensive small stock production is traditional in South Africa. With a rise in the population, an increased demand for red meat due to the increase of income of the middle class can arise. The fact that the maximum capacity of natural grazing has already been reached raises a number of challenges. The lingering drought has also resulted in a move to a more intensive production system. One of the aspects that need attention is to withdraw lambs as early as possible from the veld so that more ewes can be kept. This again results in more lambs being finished in the feedlot.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 13:51
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Improve production of laying hens during heat stress 6196449365 Print E-mail
Written by Infoworks   
Monday, 14 March 2016 07:34

Heat stress in laying hens is the result of the combination of environmental temperature and humidity that prevents the hen’s thermoregulatory process by effectively removing heat produced during metabolism (Webster, 1983). High environmental temperatures are a major problem for all poultry farmers during the summer months. The ideal temperature for laying hens is around 20°C. Heat stress starts when the ambient temperature goes above 25°C and is readily apparent above 30°C (Ciftci et al., 2005).

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 13:53
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