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What are Tannins and why is it necessary for tannin inhibition?

Posted 13 August 2019 by Claudia Isabell Mack & filed under Tannins, tannin inhibition, digestive system, proteins, carbohydrates, fibre, starch, microorganisms

The effect of tannins on the digestive system of free-range ruminants was first observed in browsers such as kudus, which died for no apparent reason. It was after some research concluded that even though there was abundant fodder available, something was limiting the digestions of the fodder. This limiting factor was found to be tannins. Tannins are phenolic compounds that form strong bonds with..Read More

Tags: Tannins, tannin inhibition, digestive system, proteins, carbohydrates, fibre, starch, microorganisms

Urea’s Pro’s and Con’s during the drought season

Posted 07 August 2019 by Drikus Delport & filed under drought season, Urea poisoning, farmers, cattle

Introduction: During the extreme drought which Namibia is experiencing at the moment, many farmers have lost cattle and sheep to urea poisoning or what they suspect was urea poisoning. The following article will attempt to give background on what urea is and how it can be used in lick supplementation programs. Urea is a non-protein nitrogen (NPN) compound. Farmers should remember that urea conta..Read More

Tags: drought season, Urea poisoning, farmers, cattle

Dare to Care Disaster Fund

Posted 07 May 2019 by Karlien Kuhn & filed under Disaster Fund

Feedmaster has committed N$125 000 to the NAU’s Dare to Care Disaster Fund in support of relief efforts to the severe drought impacting Namibia. “Our Namibian family of customers and associates are experiencing devastating impact from the drought”, said Jaco Labuschagne, GM of Feedmaster Namibia. “We are on the ground to help our farmers and agricultural stakeholders in Na..Read More

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N Oorsig van teelbeleid, voeding en bemarking binne die boerdery

Posted 28 February 2019 by Drikus Delport & filed under teelbeleid, voeding en bemarking

Inleiding In vandag se boerdery milieu het ons verskeie uitdagings soos droogte, prysverhogings, markpryse en roofdiere om maar ‘n paar te noem. In die beplanning van ‘n boerdery onderneming is die volgende komponente belangrik tot die welvaart van die boerdery: Die doel van die boerdery en daarmee saam die gedefineerde doelwitte vir die boerdery en persoonlike doelwitte, bemarking va..Read More

Tags: teelbeleid, voeding en bemarking

Financial planning a means of managing risks in broiler production

Posted 24 January 2019 by Markus du Plessis & filed under FINANCIAL PLANNING; MANAGING RISKS; BROILER PRODUCTION

FINANCIAL PLANNING A MEANS OF MANAGING RISKS IN BROILER PRODUCTION  Financial planning is the bottom line and should be the cornerstone of every successful poultry business. People who are in a successful poultry business, specifically broiler’s, will tell you there is a fine line between controlling variables and environmental factors combined with the knowledge of financial principle..Read More

Tags: FINANCIAL PLANNING; MANAGING RISKS; BROILER PRODUCTION

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