Veld Management in South Africa

Author: Neil Tainton
Publisher: University of Kwazulu Natal Press
ISBN: 0869809482
Release Date: 1999
Genre: History

This text is a synthesis of research in production and management since the inception of the discipline as an agricultural science in the 1930s. All the ecological regions are covered extensively, but the main emphasis is on the three biomes (grassland, savanna and karoo) which produce the bulk of the forage supporting the domestic livestock, conservation and the game farming industries. The book has an audience beyond the borders of South Africa in the grassland and savanna areas which stretch through southern and central Africa.

Pasture Management in South Africa

Author: Neil Melbourne Tainton
Publisher: University of Kwazulu Natal Press
ISBN: 0869809598
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Covers the major aspects of pasture production and management. This title focusses on species selection, pasture establishment, fertilizer, grazing and forage management, and livestock related aspects of nutrient supplementation and feed budgeting. It is useful to students and practitioners beyond South Africa's borders.


Author: Johann Zietsman
Publisher: Beefpower LLC
ISBN: 0990467821
Release Date: 2014-07-10

THE book for Profitable Ranching. A Real Ranching Revolution. Cattle Breeding. Grazing Management.

The Farming Handbook

Author: Barry Smith
Publisher: University of Natal Press
ISBN: WISC:89094008927
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The Farming Handbook is a unique and comprehensive book that deals with a wide range of agricultural subjects and enterprises in one easy-to-use volume. Although the focus is mainly on conditions in South Africa, the agricultural principles and practices can easily be applied elsewhere. Throughout his career, Barry Smith has formulated and collected rules of thumb, working on the premise that it is better to be roughly right than to be precisely wrong. 150 of these thumb rules are presented here, which can save time and effort and are easy to remember and apply. The book is an essential guide to natural resources (climate, vegetation, soil and water), and contains useful information on veld management, land assessment, agricultural engineering (soil erosion, land preparation, and building), and irrigation. Barry Smith's extensive knowledge and experience are revealed in the practical resources given for livestock production (beef, dairy, pigs, sheep, goats, poultry, and wildlife), pastures, field crops, orchard crops, vegetables, and timber. He was given the Top Management award by the Department of Agriculture for producing 28 prediction yield models for field crops, pasture, orchards, vegetables, and timber trees. These models are included in The Farming Handbook and will prove indispensable for farmers, students, and agricultural advisers.

Karoo Veld Ecology and Management

Author: William Richard John Dean
ISBN: STANFORD:36105122946879
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Agricultural conservation

Karoo veld promotes an ecosystem health approach to veld assessment, recognising that soil, plants, insects and wild animals, work with the land user to sustain the productivity and value of Karoo veld.

Guide to Grasses of Southern Africa

Author: Frits Van Oudtshoorn
ISBN: 1920217355
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Nature

The only full color guide to common grasses of southern Africa which also includes descriptions of the most important grasses in southern Africa

African Local Knowledge Livestock Health

Author: William Beinart
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9781847010834
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

A much needed examination of contemporary approaches to animal healing in South Africa, and the role of local knowledge.

Nature Divided

Author: Timm Hoffman
Publisher: Juta Academic
ISBN: STANFORD:36105112313981
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Nature

This book, the product of extensive research, is based on a landmark report on land degradation arising from South Africa's commitment to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. It reflects the first complete assessment of South Africa's land degradation problem, taking into account not only agricultural and ecological concerns, but also the socio-political and historical context.