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Blog - "Nutrition"

Posted by Admin on 13 Nov 2020
During the dry season from July to December, there is a huge drop in the nutritional value of natural pastures. Animals need more time and spend more energy to satisfy their nutritional needs. Most ewes struggle to raise twins which are common during this time of year. Fortunately, animals that are kraaled every night allow the owner to assist his animals daily. The following feeding guidelines will contribute to better production: 1. Treatment of Ewes which also contribute to better growth of Kids and Lambs Start supplementing ewes within the last 3 weeks before lambing! Ewes with twins… Read More
Posted by Drikus Delport on 24 Jun 2020
Introduction As winter approaches fast or in some parts it has already arrived, a change from a phosphate lick to a high protein lick is needed. The changeover period is a crucial part of ensuring that animals in production do not lose body condition. Losing body condition at the beginning of the dry season will force a producer to spend valuable capital later in the season to recover the lost weight. Pasture and the storage of reserves As perennial grass species starts to go dormant when seed forming is initiated, the plant produces more nutrients than needed and these nutrients are moved… Read More
Posted by Norbert Neumann on 28 May 2020
Kruipvoeding is nie ‘n nuwe konsep nie. Die konsep is al reeds vir baie jare bekend, maar word dit nie baie wyd in Namibie aangewend nie. Die benadering om kruipvoeding toe te pas moet reg wees en moet daar na sekere aspekte gekyk word om te verseker dat positiewe resultate verkry word, want dit is wat die boer soek. Niemand wil verliese maak in so ‘n oefening nie. Daarom is dit belangrik om na ‘n paar aspekte te kyk en dit is juis hier waar Voermeester hul ervaring met die boere wil deel. Wanneer moet jy kruipvoeding oorweeg? Dit sal afhang van die doel van die kruipvoeding; hetsy vir die… Read More
Posted by Admin on 12 Feb 2020
Die kuddesamestelling van veeboerdery verwys na die verhoudings tussen ramme, ooie, vervangingsooie en lammers op die plaas. Vir optimale produksie en volhoubare weidingsbestuur is daar spesifieke riglyne om te volg. Vir enige vleisproduksie-eenheid moet die kuddesamestelling deurlopend bestuur word. Die bestuur van die veegetalle begin by die korrekte veebelading of bestokking van die plaas wat ‘n baie groot invloed het op volhoubare vleisproduksie. Elke plaas het sy eie drakrag wat bepaal word deur die plaas se ligging, grondtipes, weidingsamestelling, kleinvee, grootvee en reënval. ‘n… Read More
Posted by Markus du Plessis on 14 Nov 2019
A chicken’s digestive system is equipped to digest calcium carbonate very effectively. Limestone is the main source of calcium in poultry. The addition of limestone fragments increases the overall skeleton strength of the chickens and helps with the development of the eggshells. In Feedmaster’s Layer Mash 100 Larvadex, two types of limestone are used in a combination to achieve the optimal calcium level in the final feed namely fine limestone and limestone grit (coarse limestone).  The limestone grit that is used is seen as small rock-like pebbles. The reason for using… Read More