10 Results for 'Maré, F.A.'

PR – THE ECONOMIC FEED CONSUMPTION OF DIFFERENT CATTLE BREEDS IN A COW-CALF PRODUCTION SYSTEM

Abstract In order to ensure the future existence of an industry or business, it should be sustainable in terms of environmental stewardship (planet) and economic prosperity (profit). The problem with improving more than one sustainability indicator is that these indicators ...Read More

PR – THE ECONOMIC FEED CONSUMPTION OF DIFFERENT CATTLE BREEDS IN A COW-CALF PRODUCTION SYSTEM

Abstract: Feedlots currently feed animals according to a pre-determined feeding period that will result in market acceptable carcass weights. However, feedlots are price takers on the input and output side and the only way they can increase their profitability is ...Read More

PR – INCREASE FEEDLOT PROFITABLITY BY DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN BEEF BREEDS

Abstract: All the provinces in South Africa are affected by livestock theft and this threatens the profitability and sustainability of livestock farmers. Animal products comprised 49% of the total gross value of South Africa’s agricultural products in 2014/15. In 2014, ...Read More

PR – ASSESSING THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF LIVESTOCK THEFT IN THE EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE OF SOUTH AFRICA

Abstract: The main objective of the study is to investigate the impact of Precision Agriculture practices on the margin and risk of a farming enterprise and the combination of enterprises as a whole- farm business in comparison to Conventional Farming. ...Read More

PR – A DECISION SUPPORT MODEL FOR THE ADOPTION OF PRECISION AGRICULTURE PRACTICES

Abstract: The main objective of a cattle feedlot is to maximize profit, to ensure a consistent supply and future sustainability. The feedlot industry produces nearly 70% of the total beef consumed in South Africa (BFAP, 2013). The industry has a ...Read More

PR – A DECISION SUPPORT MODEL TO ASSIST CATTLE FEEDLOTS IN DETERMINING THE PROFIT MAXIMIZING FEEDING PERIOD FOR DIFFERENT BREED TYPES

Abstract: Improved animal and plant production was one of the greatest achievements of the last century and was mainly achieved through genetic selection. Phase C tests are the only performance tests that evaluates both the performance in growth rate (ADG) ...Read More

PR – THE EFFECT OF GENETIC SELECTION ON FEEDLOT PROFITABILITY: A CASE STUDY OF SERNICK FEEDLOT

Abstract: The main objective of the study is to investigate the impact of Precision Agriculture practices on the margin and risk of a farming enterprise and the combination of enterprises as a whole- farm business in comparison to Conventional Farming. ...Read More

PR – EVALUATING ALTERNATIVE RISK TRANSFER AGAINST SHORT TERM CROP INSURANCE AS A HAIL RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

A large variety of feedlots can be found throughout the country (SA), but locations differ for various reasons. According to the theory, the location decision for a start-up venture is a timeconsuming exercise and the following seven factors or conditions ...Read More

PR – Requirements For Feedlot Site Selection

South Africa is richly endowed with different indigenous cattle breeds which are adapted to the harsh conditions. The breeders’ society of the Nguni, one of the indigenous breeds, decided that they want to promote the breed through the development and ...Read More

PR – Strategic Marketing Plan To Promote The Nguni As An Indigenous Beef Breed In South Africa (p488-495)

The decrease in South African maize prices has led to a situation where producers are facing problems to cover their input costs. The meat sector came up as an alternative and maize producers begin to explore the possibility of marketing ...Read More