Farmer's Weekly

The importance of having a breeding season

Having a breeding (and calving) season can optimise the reproductive performance of a breeding herd and the pre-wean growth rate of calves. This, in turn, can profoundly influence the profit margin of a beef cattle enterprise.

The aim of a breeding season is to get the maximum number of female animals in calf in a short period, and as cost-effectively as possible, for calving during a

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da Farmer's Weekly

Farmer's Weekly2 min letti
SA Stud Book’s Top Stud Breeders For 2021
SA Stud Book recently recognised South Africa’s top stud breeders for 2021 for the quality of their herds and for maintaining the uppermost standards of stud breeding. The Elite awards are judged on the accurate, reliable and diligent recording of al
Farmer's Weekly1 min letti
Auction Sales
TO PLACE AN UPCOMING AUCTION EVENT in the Classifieds Auctions section, contact René Moonsamy on 087 087 8900 or at renea@caxton.co.za, or Natasha Kock on 087 087 8899 or at natashakock@caxton.co.za. TO LIST AUCTION RESULTS in this section, email Jan
Farmer's Weekly3 min letti
Archive
In a 1980s research programme, the South African Savanna Ecosystem Project aimed to shed new light on the management of bush encroachment, an issue that still plagues farmers today. Bush encroachment is caused mainly by careless veld management in So