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Beef cattle production performance and farmer profile in a communal environment of the Eastern Cape Province

  • 2019
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 12
T Rust, JM Rust, NS Nongauza, CH de Ridder, NA Faku, S Moss & M Mpahla Page: 1 - 10

The study was conducted in Gwaba village, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, Eastern Cape Province. The study provides information that can be utilized to track change over time with respect to the livelihood status, livestock asset ownership and the production and…

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To twin or not to twin

  • 2018
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 11
L. Pienaar, M.M. Scholtz & K.A. Nephawe Page: 68 - 75

Successful reproduction of a cow-calf production system is the corner stone for biological and economical efficiencies. Cattle evaluations have focused mainly on production traits and consequently genetic improvement on reproductive traits through the use of selection tools is limited. Twinning…

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Stratified cattle production in pastoral areas of Kenya: Existing forms, driving factors and management practices

  • 2018
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 11
Bulle Hallo Dabasso, Oliver Vivian Wasonga, Patrick Irungu & Brigitte Kaufmann Page: 22 - 33

Seasonal fluctuations in forage availability in African drylands significantly affect the body condition of pastoral livestock. The result is lean animals that, besides falling short of market requirements, often fetch low prices for producers. In Kenya’s pastoral areas, stratified cattle…

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Women’s participation in livestock activities under small-scale farming system in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

  • 2018
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 11
S. Mthi, N. Nyangiwe, R. Menhas, A. Mushunje & I.D. Ighodaro Page: 14 - 21

Women play an important role in livestock production and their contribution remain un-recognized by researchers and policy makers. The study was conducted to investigate the participation of women in livestock production activities at two district municipalities of the Eastern Cape.…

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Factors affecting the pre-weaning performance of Nguni and Angus x Nguni calves in an arid environment of South Africa

  • 2017
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 10
M.M. Scholtz, A. Theunissen, M.C. Mokolobate, O. Ntwaeagae & M. Ferreira Page: 1 - 8

The importance of indigenous breeds that are adapted to the anticipated warmer climate, lower nutritional value of the grazing and harsher conditions will increase as a result of climate change. South Africa has indigenous beef cattle breeds such as the…

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Effect of agricultural extension services on beneficiaries of the Nguni cattle project in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa: A case study of two villages

  • 2016
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 9
L. Gwala, N. Monde & V. Muchenje Page: 31 - 40

The objective of the study was to determine the effect of agricultural extension services on beneficiaries of Nguni cattle project in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. A survey was conducted on 73 Nguni cattle project beneficiaries in Ncera…

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