Farm economics and financial management

WOOL versus MUTTON IN LAINGSBURG

A comparison of the performance under field conditions of woolled and mutton sheep flocks in a low rainfall region of South Africa by Prof. Beatrice Conradie of UCT and Abraham Landman, NWGA Production Advisor.  Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR) Working Paper published by the CSSR, University of Cape Town.

"Farmers in extensive grazing areas should take notice of woolled sheep's ability to compete and the wool industry should pay attention to further improving the reproductive performance of this sheep type.  The finding of woolled sheep's apparent lower susceptibility to predators deserves further study as it could become a strong argument for why farmers ought to switch (back) to woolled sheep."  Refer to Working Paper No. 331 2013.


Is 'n skaapvertakking in winterreënval saaiboerdery 'n winsgewende investering? 

Artikel deur dr. Willem Hoffman, Stellenbosch Landbou-ekonomie

Kontantinkomste is uiteraard belangrik in die landboubesigheid omgewing. Dit is egter belangrik dat produsente wat tans in die posisie is om te kan wegdoen met ʼn veevertakking in ʼn graanboerdery oorweging behoort te skenk aan ʼn paar kwessies wat nie op die oog af duidelik is met ʼn vergelyking op bruto marge vlak nie. Die implikasies van vee op die balansstaat is veral belangrik aangesien dit groei op bate waarde en dus ekwiteit beteken. Daar is wel tans geleentheid om goeie inkomste te maak met graanvertakkings, die besluit om weg te doen met vee moet egter met versigtigheid geneem word.  Lees volledige artikel hier.

 

PROFITABILITY OF THE MERINO SHEEP

Sheep farming is practiced throughout the country.  There is an estimated 24,5 million sheep distributed throughout South Africa and 86% of the total number is found in the Eastern Cape.  The Merino has proven very profitable over the long term.  Although meat is the major income generator, it is of critical importance to ensure production of good yield and quality wool.  Wool ensures a sustainable long term income and a profitable Merino. Article was generated by Dr. Antonie Geyer, UOFS and Mr. Jan Louis Venter, Production Advisor Free State and appeared in the Merino SA 2015 Journal.  Click here to read full article.