Locusts : control them in time

THE BIG PROBLEM with the current locust infestation in Namaqualand, the Bushmanland and the Karoo is that action is taken too late. Speaking is Dr Gerhard Verdoorn, operations and stewardship manager at CropLife SA, who already has 40 years of experience in dealing with locust pests. He thinks sprin- canes must be controlled in the…

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. …