This section will provide you with code of best practice in livestock production. This information will be very useful in the production of livestock. You can use the links below to take you directly to the PDF pages.

General Livestock Management 

The livestock industry is increasingly being threatened by human activities and natural influences. This article explores eight strategies in cutting the environmental and economic costs of keeping livestock while boosting net gains for the quantity and quality of the food they produce.

Read about the eight strategies here 

Beef Cattle

Code of Best Practice
Code Addendum 1 Precautionary measures to support Bio-security
Code Addendum 2 Predator management
Code Addendum 3 Combating stock theft
Code Addendum 4 Good management practices and SOP's for cattle farmers

Kode vir Beste Praktyk:

Kode van Beste Praktyk
Bylaag 1 - VOORKOMENDE MAATREËLS TER ONDERSTEUNING VAN BIOSEKURITEIT
Bylaag 2 - PREDASIEBESTUUR
Bylaag 3 - DIE BEKAMPING VAN VEEDIEFSTAL
Bylaag 4 -GOEIEBESTUURSPRAKTYKE EN “SOP’S” VIR BEESBOERE

SA Feedlot Association:

SAFA NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES

Milk Producers:

Full Guide to Dairy Farming

Guide per Chapter

Code of best practice for wool sheep, mohair farming, predators and ostrich can be found at the links below.

Wool Sheep:

Best Practice

Generic Management Calendar

Mohair:

Angora Management Calendar

Dipping

Predators:

Code of Best Practices

Pork:

Bio-security Standards

Poultry:

Code of practice - Breeders

Code of practice - Broiler

Code of practice - Layers

Ostrich:

BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT

Soil Erosion Control

Other:

Grazing Management of Irrigated Grass Pastures

Guidelines for registration of digestate derived from abattoir waste

If you are more interested on the effect livestock has on biodiversity and conservation follow this link.

 

Associations:

Red Meat Producers Organisation

Cape Wool SA

National Wool Growers Association of South Africa

South African Mohair Grower's Association

Predation Management Forum

South African Ostrich Business Chamber

For more detailed information visit our Project's & Research section on livestock.