38 Results for 'University of the Free State'

PR – HOW CAN THE SOUTH AFRICAN BEEF CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM BE ADAPTED TO MEET MODERN CONSUMERS’ DEMANDS

Abstract Beef consumption in South Africa increased by 1.6% from 2016 to 2017 and it is expected that the total beef consumption will expand by 19% over the next decade. Most South African consumers focus on affordability followed by health ...Read More

PR – HOW CAN THE SOUTH AFRICAN BEEF CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM BE ADAPTED TO MEET MODERN CONSUMERS’ DEMANDS

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 The consumption of beef and mutton products amongst South African consumers are expected to steadily increase in the near future. Across the world consumers are consuming diets that are higher in protein and the red meat industry is changing ...Read More

PR – RED MEAT CONSUMERS’ PREFERENCES: A CASE STUDY OF THE MANGAUNG METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

Abstract Given the significance of maize within the overall food security strategies in Sub- Saharan Africa including South Africa, it is important to analyse the technical efficiency of the maize industry for the overall development of the economy. This article ...Read More

PR – RESOURCES USE, TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF MAIZE INDUSTRY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY

Abstract Pumpkin is a source of protein and fat and is a product of homestead gardens. The homestead food garden programme was established in 1997 as one of the projects identified by the government of South Africa to alleviate hunger, ...Read More

PR – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF HOMESTEAD FOOD GARDEN IN SOUTH AFRICA: A CASE OF PUMPKIN PRODUCTION

Abstract Recurring drought is a major challenge to smaller holder livestock farmers. This study estimates agricultural drought resilience of smallholder livestock farms in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. This study utilized primary data collected from 207 smallholder livestock ...Read More

PR – ESTIMATING AGRICULTURAL DROUGHT RESILIENCE OF SMALLHOLDER LIVESTOCK FARMERS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Abstract The purpose of this paper was to estimate consumers’ preferences for environmentally sustainable beef products, with the aim of developing and promoting environmentally sustainable products in South Africa. The findings reveal that there is profound preference heterogeneity at segment ...Read More

PR – THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION OF ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

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: Modern day consumers are exposed to various advertising messages by means of different media channels such as retail shops, newspapers, magazines and internet sites on a daily basis. This extent of advertising creates the need for a product to ...Read More

PR – CONSUMER PREFERENCES WITH REGARD TO RED MEAT: AN EYE-TRACKER CASE STUDY

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