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Foot health in housed cattle: A review

  • 2007
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 8
I. du Plessis Page: 11 - 17

The aim of this review is to highlight some of the repercussions of locomotive disorders in housed cattle. Some of the reasons for claw injuries are discussed, while the effect of housing and floor type on the claw health and…

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Characterisation of production systems for indigenous chicken genetic resources of South Africa

  • 2009
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 2
B.J. Mtileni, F.C. Muchadeyi, A. Maiwashe, P.M. Phitsane, T.E. Halimani, M. Chimonyo and K. Dzama Page: 18 - 22

Indigenous chicken production systems were studied in Limpopo, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa. Semi-structured questionnaires were administered to 137 households in the three provinces. The study showed that a small proportion of the households (9.8%) derive…

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Effect of marketing strategy on the production performance of cattle herds from four different breed types in the arid sweet bus

  • 2004
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 5
I du Plessis and LC Hoffman Page: 1 - 7

Various breed types and productions systems are used to produce beef from natural pastures. In arid regions with erratic rainfall patterns, flexible production systems will assist the sustainable use of land. Cattle breed types (Simmentaler crossbred, Bonsmara crossbred, Afrikaner and…

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