Combined compilations of articles written by AASD Technical Advisors, published in the print and digital media.
Training manuals produced for topic specific farm enterprises and practices.
These are PowerPoint topic specific presentations prepared by AASD Technical Advisors & mentors at various training platforms.
Controlling parasites in any area/farm would depend on the their prevalence and infestation. These will differ between seasons and geographical locations because parasite prevalence and infestation is influence by the prevailing environmental conditions (e.g. hot, cold or wet conditions), and also livestock management practices (e.g. kraal and water hygiene) . It is therefore advisable to be on the lookout for parasite prevalence and infestation during any prevailing environmental condition. Normally, a minimum of two times in year is advisable, before and after the rainfall season for both internal and external parasites. read more
Livestock supplementation during the dry season becomes complex and expensive because the forage materials have lower nutrient content and diminishing in quantity. The most limited nutrient during the early months of winter is Protein, and as the forage materials becomes drier and less in quantity as the season progresses, energy becomes less in the process. Therefore, to avoid animals lose a lot of condition, the most important supplements to provide are; protein and energy supplements. When you are buying winter or dry season lick, ask for protein and energy products in the shop. read more