oa Agriprobe - Ostrich round-up : 79 ostriches auctioned

Volume 2, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



Extracted from text ... AgriPROBE september 2005 9 The second ostrich auction with breeding values was held at the Oudtshoorn Experiment Farm on Wednesday, 11 May. The first auction was held in 2004, and the concept proved very successful. Seventy-nine young breeding birds from the Western Cape Department of Agriculture was auctioned this year. An ostrich information day offered by the Department, in collaboration with the South African Ostrich Business Chamber and the Western Cape Ostrich Producers Association was held on the same day. Interesting aspects surrounding breeding, ideal butcher age, Avian Influenza, and other aspects of ostrich production was discussed. The stock marketing ..

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