oa Agriprobe - Evaluation survey at extensive small stock farms in the central Karoo, 2008 to 2010

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



The evaluation of 16 extensive small stock farms, in the Central Karoo, has been running for three years. The Department of Agriculture (FSD, Pasture research and Animal Health) together with the B. Tech. programme, Agricultural management, Saasveld (NMMU); undertook a baseline survey on animal health, production, management and economy of the farms in the district during August 2008. In August of 2009 and 2010, these farms have been revisited and evaluated on progress made, based on the 2008 baseline. The purpose is to monitor enterprise and farm progress. The results of the evaluations are used to direct the extension support programme of the Central Karoo.

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