Animal behaviour in feedlots

The Feedlot, Feed and Animal Behaviour

Just like with all other animal species, cattle structures follow a hierarchical approach, which is especially evident around the feedlot. Proper feed management in cattle is therefore important when keeping these rankings in mind. Feed is an important survival component in cattle, and thus we can see rankings become prominent when food is a factor. …

How to manage your flock during and after drought

Droughts are a reality in South Africa, especially in areas like the Northern Cape. Parts of South Africa are hit by droughts at an average rate of nearly once every five years, says Prof Tertius Brand, a specialist scientist in animal nutrition at Elsenburg. Droughts can have detrimental effects on sheep farming, which is why…