Posted on

OVK Fibre & Live Stock

OVK se veselafdeling is die tweede grootste wolmakelaar in Suid-Afrika en die grootste hanteerder van sybokhaar in die wêreld. Die werwing van wol en sybokhaar word gerugsteun deur ‘n landswye professionele span tegniese velddienste wat ’n enorme bydrae lewer tot die genetiese verbetering van wolskape en angorabokke, asook die kommersiële prestasie van wol, sybokhaar en […]

Read More

Posted on

Cash flow solutions from the farm to the abattoir.

Now let’s talk AgriBusiness. Our AgriBusiness teams are not only bankers, but also agricultural experts of this dynamic sector. We’ll give you access to working capital, and the flexibility you need to operate your business. This is the reason more businesses partner with Standard Bank than any other bank in South Africa. For more information, […]

Read More

Posted on

Wool Testing Bureau SA

WTB Is a Company Limited by guarantee and, having no shareholders, is neutrally positioned and committed to serve the entire wool industry in South Africa. WTB was incorporated on 26th June 1990 and provides sampling and testing services to the South African Wool and Textile Industries. The company is involved in testing and research for purposes of the certification of wool according to the requirements laid down by the International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO).

Read More

Posted on Leave a comment

Regional winners of the Top Breeder Competition

The regional winners listed in this announcement have been evaluated and identified according to the set of objective criteria, summarized in the score card compiled and adjusted for this competition. The evaluation includes various aspects amongst others; stud administration, breed promotion, punctual dispatching of documentation such as birth registrations classing lists, per capita lists, ac- […]

Read More

Posted on

Molatek – Wool Master – ensure more profit

Wool Master Concentrate increases the performance of ewes on complete mixed diets during pasture shortages and gives increased milk production during lactation. It is fed to ewes as a maintenance and production lick or complete mixed diet for additional foetus and udder development in late pregnancy. It helps to prevent weight loss whilst increasing conception and weaning percentages.

Read More

Posted on

Pelvimetry and other selected measurements in young Dohne Merino ewes

Background: Dystocia occurs when there is a failure in one or more of the three main components of birth: expulsive force, birth canal adequacy and fetal size or position [ CITATION Mee08 \l 1033 ]. Deutscher (1991) indicated that the major cause of dystocia is a disproportion between birth weight and the ewe’s pelvic area. […]

Read More

Posted on

Voermol Maxiwol Concentrate

For more than 50 years Voermol Feeds has been enabling farmers to strategically feed their livestock in order to maximize their return on investment. Voermol produces a complete range of quality molasses based products which are scientifically balanced to meet the nutritional requirements of ruminants during various production stages and on all types of grazing. At the heart of the process, is the drive for efficient animal production.

Read More

Posted on Leave a comment

Shepherd Farm Software

The Shepherd program was recently upgraded to provide for electronic ear-tagging. The program is now fully integrated with the electronic ID Reader – APR-500. Information such as mating’s, pregnancies, lambing’s, weights, wool data and health related data, can now be automatically imported from a Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) into Shepherd software. RFID ear-tags can be […]

Read More

Posted on Leave a comment

DNA – Tests in sheep to verify Genetic Descent

The growing interest in agricultural technology and the fact that breed societies increasingly require DNA parentage tests to confirm the identity of animals, renders it a good time to consider compiling a DNA profile database for all stud animals. Worldwide, DNA profile tests are accepted as the standard to confirm the pedigree for breeding farm […]

Read More

Posted on Leave a comment

Dohne Merino Courses 2019

Courses remain one of the main marketing activities of the Dohne Merino Breed Society. The purpose of the courses is to introduce the breed and to “instil a love” for the breed amongst all participants in courses. In addition, courses offer highly technical information on animal breeding, farm management and administration, essential information for inspectors […]

Read More

Posted on Leave a comment

2019 Promotion Sales – A new trend

A new trend has taken hold among stud breeders viz. to allow fellow breeders to sell rams at their auctions as “guest sellers”. Results of such “joint” auctions necessarily had to be indicated separately under production auction results. In some cases, breeders have also combined their production auctions with a promotional auction to get better […]

Read More

Posted on

Take a Leap with White Wools

Production Sale on 22 January 2020. The Pienaars have been renowned in the wool industry for years, especially for their excellent rams and when looking at their successes at the National Auction in Bloemfontein over the last few years, it is easy to see why. The Pienaars have been farming with sheep for 110 years, and Dries Pienaar, owner of White Wool’s Dohne Merino stud, sees it as his calling. He took ownership of the stud five years ago.

Read More

Posted on

Vleissentraal – The Best Bid

Vleissentraal is reeds meer as 80 jaar sinoniem met veebemarking in Suid-Afrika. Die maatskappy spog met ‘n lang geskiedenis wat getuig van ‘n aktiewe rolspeler in die georganiseerde landbousektor. Vleissentraal het ten doel om die maksimum waarde van lewendehawe, wild en eiendom vir beide die koper en verkoper te onderhandel met billike terme en voorwaardes. Die […]

Read More