Heat stress is a major source of production losses in cattle in the Northern Cape. Fluctuating cold and hot temperatures, thermal radiation, humidity and wind speed can cause stress and suboptimal performance and lower productivity in animals.
According to Agri Northern Cape president this is the first time in recent years that a brown locust outbreak covered such a vast area for this long.
With over 1 000 cattle breeds in the world today, and 30 suitable beef breeds registered in South Africa, farmers are spoilt for choice.
(Afrikaans) Cryptosporidiosis can be a costly disease that livestock producers need to be vigilant of.