Farmer's Weekly


There are over 1 000 cattle breeds in the world today, with more than 30 beef breeds registered in South Africa. These can be divided into three subtypes, or a mixture thereof: Bos taurus, B. indicus and B. taurus africanus, also known as Sanga cattle.

B. taurus cattle, which do not have humps, originated mainly in Eurasia, in areas with high rainfall and low temperatures. They include British breeds such as Angus, Hereford, Sussex and Shorthorn; European breeds such as Simmentaler, Charolais, Braunvieh, Limousin and Pinzgauer; and Japanese breeds such as Wagyu.

is the collective name for humped cattle, such as the

Vous lisez un aperçu, inscrivez-vous pour en lire plus.

Plus de Farmer's Weekly

Farmer's Weekly3 min de lecture
For Your Reading Pleasure
by Tembeka Ngcukaitobi (Penguin, R280) Ngcukaitobi, a High Court advocate who specialises in public law, looks at the long and winding road that led to the current debate around the Expropriation Bill. The book’s subtitle, ‘South Africa’s failed land
Farmer's Weekly2 min de lectureCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Record Levy Income For Grain SA In 2020/21
Grain SA recorded the highest ever income from levies for the past financial year at R23,25 million. Derek Mathews, Grain SA’s chairperson, ascribed this to a combination of good harvests, loyal members, and an exceptional effort by the levy collecti
Farmer's Weekly1 min de lecture
Trending in Agriculture
The case of an 80-year-old Limpopo farmer, David Rakgase, who recently received the title deed for the 3 000ha farm he had been leasing from government for at least 20 years, has highlighted the failures in South Africa’s land administration systems,