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Sources of information for small-holder cattle farmers in Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality in the North West Province, South Africa

  • 2015
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 8
D.M. Motiang & E.C. Webb Page: 26 - 33

The purpose of this paper was to identify sources of information used by small-holder cattle enterprises and evaluate their influence on productivity of those enterprises. Results showed that public extension is the main (85-87%) source of information for small-holder cattle…

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Status of the smallholder pig farming sector in Gauteng Province of South Africa

  • 2015
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 8
M.B. Matabane1,4, P. Nethenzheni1, R. Thomas1, T.R. Netshirovha1, D. Norris4, Page: 19 - 25

Pig farming is an important area of pig production among smallholder farmers in Gauteng Province. The objectives of the study were to identify the demographics, farm infrastructure, type of feed, animal health, management and marketing channels within the smallholder pig…

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