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  1. Beef traders’ and consumers’ perceptions on the development of a natural pasture-fed beef brand by smallholder cattle producers in South Africa

    Beef traders’ and consumers’ perceptions on the development of a natural pasture-fed beef brand by smallholder cattle producers in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Beef traders’ and consumers’ perceptions on the development of a natural pasture-fed beef (NPB) brand by smallholder cattle producers were investigated. In total, 18 meat traders (five abattoirs and 13 beef retailers) and 155 beef consumers were interviewed using structured...
  2. Determinants and opportunities for commercial marketing of beef cattle raised on communally owned natural pastures in South Africa

    Determinants and opportunities for commercial marketing of beef cattle raised on communally owned natural pastures in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The objective of this study was to examine the factors influencing smallholder producers’ potential to sell cattle and identify marketing opportunities for sustainable beef production in South Africa. A total of 95 structured questionnaires was administered to the Ncorha and...
  3. A comparison of highveld fodders and fodder flows for growing out long yearling steers

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    A fodder flow/animal experiment 40,8 ha in extent (7,5 ha irrigated), with 19 paddocks, was carried out over a two and a half year period.
  4. Composition of colostrum and milk of South African indigenous <em>Nguni</em> goats grazing natural pasture and supplemented with concentrate

    Composition of colostrum and milk of South African indigenous <em>Nguni</em> goats grazing natural pasture and supplemented with concentrate

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Samples of colostrum, early and late lactation milk from thirteen South African indigenous Nguni goats (SAING) were analysed for contents of total solids (TS), solids-not-fat (SNF), fat, protein, lactose, ash and energy. Relationships between colostrum or milk and some parameters...
  5. Conservation Developments in South African Forestry

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    The historical development of environmental conservational activities within the South African Forestry Industry is followed, and the changing emphasis from the conservation of the remaining indigenous forests (pre-1900) to water conservation, to natural assets and unplanted areas is highlighted. The...
  6. The production potential of an <em>acacia karroo</em> community utilized by cattle and goats

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    An investigation was undertaken to determine the relationship between bush density and animal production/ha as well as between bush density and profitability/ha. Boer goat farming was found to be more profitable in the short term than beef ranching. The best...
  7. Pasture‐use patterns on dairy and beef farms in the natal midlands

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Pasture sites for each of the species grown are classified for both dryland and irrigated pastures in the Natal Midlands. Only six species viz. kikuyu, Italian ryegrass, Eragrostis curvula, Festuca arundinacea (tall fescue), Dactylis glomerata (cocksfoot) and Trifolium repens (white...
  8. A model for predicting long term economic optimum stocking rates for beef cattle grazing dryland pastures

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Previous models relating profit to stocking rate have not taken into account annual variation in rainfall. A model is developed here to allow for this factor. The frequency distribution of annual rainfall is used to demonstrate how the stocking rate...
  9. Performance of <em>Medicago sativa</em> under dryland conditions on the eastern Highveld

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Increased livestock numbers and improved animal performance based on dryland lucerne pastures requiring little or no nitrogenous fertilizer have been demonstrated to be feasible on the eastern Highveld. With large scale planting of lucerne‐based pasture (25% of arable land) 350...
  10. The development of veld assessment in the northern Transvaal savanna I. Red Turfveld

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Grazing‐induced gradients in pasture species composition were characterized for the red turfveld of the Northern Transvaal savanna. A proposed classification of pasture species response to grazing was developed and the influence of state variables and driving forces other than grazing...