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Forum: "Off Your Chest" July 2nd, 2017, 17:26
Replies: 3
Views: 113,868
Posted By Rhodie
This has become the "norm" worldwide,...

This has become the "norm" worldwide, not only do input costs rise at a greater rate than farmgate prices, but the retailers manage to increase their retail prices at a greater rate than the...
Forum: Beef Market Place June 4th, 2017, 18:31
Replies: 0
Views: 23,709
Posted By Rhodie
regenerating grasslands courses.

https://www.facebook.com/Regengraze/
Forum: Lifestyle Farming June 3rd, 2017, 15:52
Replies: 0
Views: 23,952
Posted By Rhodie
Bring on the discussions.

With the past spamming problems being resolved, it would be nice to get back to having some good discussions on this forum. Please post your questions and comments here.
Forum: Producers and Vets June 3rd, 2017, 15:47
Replies: 0
Views: 92,774
Posted By Rhodie
Vaccines when do we need them?

In any given environment, there are breeds of native cattle which display a high degree of tolerance to local diseases. Some diseases such as Anthrax and Blackquarter (Quarterevil) are too virulent...
Forum: Reproduction, AI & Genetics June 3rd, 2017, 15:33
Replies: 0
Views: 17,659
Posted By Rhodie
Composite breeds - fad or future?

For many years, the established registered breeds of cattle were the normal trend, with managed crossbreeding used to bring in desirable traits while benefiting from the added performance through...
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare June 3rd, 2017, 15:24
Replies: 0
Views: 31,866
Posted By Rhodie
Heat stress - poor welfare?

What are the opinions concerning the heat stress suffered by European Taurus breeds in hot climatic zones? Should we be looking into adding a percentage Indicus or African Sanga genetics to add...
Forum: Beef Market Place April 28th, 2013, 08:01
Replies: 2
Views: 156,396
Posted By Rhodie
Range management courses in USA;

Here is a link to a series of holistic grazing/cattle breeding courses;
http://sangacattle.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=178486700
Forum: Reproduction, AI & Genetics October 4th, 2012, 21:33
Replies: 1
Views: 33,261
Posted By Rhodie
Welcome to the forum, we need some new and...

Welcome to the forum, we need some new and interesting discussion to stimulate the boards. I am involved with heritage Angus and Hereford, having been involved with African Sanga Cattle breeds for...
Forum: "Off Your Chest" August 31st, 2012, 18:07
Replies: 1
Views: 119,767
Posted By Rhodie
Welcome to the Cattle site,are you producing...

Welcome to the Cattle site,are you producing pedigree or commercial cattle? I would enjoy seeing some pictures of your cattle.
Forum: Reproduction, AI & Genetics August 9th, 2012, 18:42
Replies: 0
Views: 30,996
Posted By Rhodie
Veldmaster website:

http://www.veldmaster.co.za/Blue%20prints.html
Forum: Lifestyle Farming August 4th, 2012, 20:29
Replies: 4
Views: 35,972
Posted By Rhodie
It is an interesting experiment, though it does...

It is an interesting experiment, though it does make sense to use plant material rather than seed (grain) we have selected so many modern breeds to rely on expensive grain. I have always used breeds...
Forum: Employment/Jobs July 4th, 2012, 19:00
Replies: 2
Views: 35,267
Posted By Rhodie
Try contacting the education centre at Laverstoke...

Try contacting the education centre at Laverstoke Park Farm, there is a regular program for agricultural and veterinary students.
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare April 7th, 2012, 07:19
Replies: 3
Views: 20,934
Posted By Rhodie
There are a number of possibilities; a...

There are a number of possibilities; a rupture-least likely but needs to be considered, a cyst or an abscess-the most likely. Take a large bore hypodermic needle and lance the lump to see if puss or...
Forum: Producers and Vets March 18th, 2012, 12:55
Replies: 16
Views: 208,024
Posted By Rhodie
Wildrose, is it just the appearance of the...

Wildrose, is it just the appearance of the Speckled Park cattle that you like, or are there apects of their productivity that impress you? (ability to do well off grass etc?)
Forum: Producers and Vets March 14th, 2012, 20:35
Replies: 0
Views: 30,670
Posted By Rhodie
Cattle Industry Misconceptions

http://sangacattle.webs.com/apps/forums/topics/show/7391157-cattle-industry-misconception?page=last

An Essay by Chp Hines.
Forum: Pedigree Breeding March 12th, 2012, 18:43
Replies: 3
Views: 111,263
Posted By Rhodie
They should work so long as the cattle are not...

They should work so long as the cattle are not horned. Give one a trial and report the result here, it would be an interesting experiment.
Forum: Pedigree Breeding March 12th, 2012, 18:40
Replies: 4
Views: 33,654
Posted By Rhodie
Would AI be a viable option?

Would AI be a viable option?
Forum: Lifestyle Farming March 4th, 2012, 18:29
Replies: 0
Views: 30,680
Posted By Rhodie
Beef Production In The Tropics - Johann Zietsman.

http://sangacattle.webs.com/apps/forums/topics/show/7328854-beef-production-in-the-tropics-johann-zietsman?page=last
Forum: "Off Your Chest" December 31st, 2011, 14:55
Replies: 1
Views: 119,039
Posted By Rhodie
New Year Greeting

Wishing all members and visitors a happy and prosperous 2012.
Forum: "Off Your Chest" December 24th, 2011, 20:27
Replies: 1
Views: 118,937
Posted By Rhodie
Welcome to the forum, you will fit in just fine,...

Welcome to the forum, you will fit in just fine, we have a range of different sized owners and producers here, hope we can exchange information and discuss new ideas.
Forum: "Off Your Chest" December 3rd, 2011, 21:05
Replies: 12
Views: 171,169
Posted By Rhodie
Welcome to the site, good to have you join us,...

Welcome to the site, good to have you join us, what is your interest and involvement in cattle?
Forum: Lifestyle Farming December 2nd, 2011, 18:16
Replies: 0
Views: 31,238
Posted By Rhodie
A different view of Ranch management;

http://chiphines.com/index.html
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare November 29th, 2011, 17:33
Replies: 9
Views: 50,968
Posted By Rhodie
I have never leased bulls, too many disease...

I have never leased bulls, too many disease risks, when I used to sell bulls there was an understanding I would replace any bull not performing or if one died within two months, only ever replaced...
Forum: Reproduction, AI & Genetics September 2nd, 2011, 18:02
Replies: 3
Views: 43,013
Posted By Rhodie
One of the factors in breed selection is choosing...

One of the factors in breed selection is choosing a base breed adapted to the environment of your farm/ranch. An example would be the use of Galloway in a cold northern climate, which can then be...
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare September 2nd, 2011, 17:51
Replies: 5
Views: 51,631
Posted By Rhodie
Your calves are showing typical signs of worm...

Your calves are showing typical signs of worm infestation, treat them with Ivomectrin, they should show a quick response.
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare July 20th, 2011, 17:40
Replies: 2
Views: 15,053
Posted By Rhodie
The feed value looks good enough for purpose, I...

The feed value looks good enough for purpose, I am not sure what the prices are in the USA at the moment, but with the drought in the southern states, it is a good time to launch a new product, if...
Forum: Beef Market Place July 19th, 2011, 21:07
Replies: 0
Views: 92,885
Posted By Rhodie
Mashona herd for sale (drought)

http://sangacattle.webs.com/apps/forums/topics/show/5370415-mashona-herd-for-sale-usa-?page=last
Forum: "Off Your Chest" June 8th, 2011, 20:40
Replies: 3
Views: 162,924
Posted By Rhodie
A tapeworm lives in the intestines of the host,...

A tapeworm lives in the intestines of the host, you cannot get a live worm in the meat, eggs or cysts of parasites are generally rare in meat, and are are one of the most important health risks...
Forum: "Off Your Chest" June 7th, 2011, 21:08
Replies: 3
Views: 162,924
Posted By Rhodie
Firstly, ringworm is not a worm but a fungal...

Firstly, ringworm is not a worm but a fungal infection of the skin found in all animals and humans if the spores are contracted from an outside source such as straw.
Cystircercus is the prescence of...
Forum: Reproduction, AI & Genetics June 7th, 2011, 20:53
Replies: 3
Views: 48,479
Posted By Rhodie
Will you be selling embryos as well?

Will you be selling embryos as well?
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare May 31st, 2011, 21:16
Replies: 8
Views: 56,386
Posted By Rhodie
Worms are a possibility, a dull, long coat with...

Worms are a possibility, a dull, long coat with bloated appearence is a common sign of an infestation.
Forum: Pedigree Breeding May 28th, 2011, 15:56
Replies: 4
Views: 37,424
Posted By Rhodie
The discussion site, while not very active, has...

The discussion site, while not very active, has some very interesting information, the pictures are impressive, especially the Tuli cattle in dry climatic conditions, and the heat tolerant Bonsmara...
Forum: "Off Your Chest" May 22nd, 2011, 17:44
Replies: 12
Views: 171,169
Posted By Rhodie
Welcome to the forum good to have new members to...

Welcome to the forum good to have new members to share experience and ideas with.
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare May 3rd, 2011, 17:37
Replies: 2
Views: 11,832
Posted By Rhodie
Do you know what the parasite is called?...

Do you know what the parasite is called? vibriosis is common in some countries but can be controlled through various means such as 100% AI to prevent infection of uninfected heifers.
Forum: Beef Market Place April 11th, 2011, 10:51
Replies: 3
Views: 118,515
Posted By Rhodie
Hi Rena, I knew several ranchers in Africa using...

Hi Rena, I knew several ranchers in Africa using these cattle both pure and in crosses, the calves out of an Angus will be about 70 lbs then grow quickly due to the Heterosis effect as the Mashona...
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare April 10th, 2011, 18:47
Replies: 2
Views: 13,125
Posted By Rhodie
Check if her tongue is normal and she is not...

Check if her tongue is normal and she is not developing "wooden tongue" (actinobacillosis).
Forum: Beef Market Place April 10th, 2011, 06:58
Replies: 3
Views: 118,515
Posted By Rhodie
Mashona bulls and semen available USA.

http://sangacattle.webs.com/apps/forums/topics/show/4601773-mashona-cattle-and-semen-available?page=last
Forum: Reproduction, AI & Genetics April 8th, 2011, 20:50
Replies: 1
Views: 33,868
Posted By Rhodie
Link to birthing pictures;

http://www.cattletoday.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=70313
Forum: "Off Your Chest" April 3rd, 2011, 16:55
Replies: 3
Views: 125,549
Posted By Rhodie
Welcome to the forum, have you done a business...

Welcome to the forum, have you done a business plan for your marketing yet? will the sales be direct to people you know or will you need to do some promotion? Do you have a killing plant nearby and...
Forum: Producers and Vets March 26th, 2011, 09:29
Replies: 16
Views: 208,024
Posted By Rhodie
Abdur, looking foreward to seeing some pictures...

Abdur, looking foreward to seeing some pictures of your cattle.
Peterpiper, I used to milk Jerseys on improved pastures in the tropics, at this time we started a program of crossbreeding to a local...
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