The Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute is located outside the town of Middelburg in the Great Karoo, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It is commonly referred to as the “Grootfontein College of Agriculture” or just “Grootfontein”.
Grootfontein was established in 1911 and, as one of the oldest agricultural colleges in South Africa, it has a proud training and research history contributing to the prosperity of livestock farming in the Karoo and other arid regions.
The vision of Grootfontein is to be the world's leading centre of excellence in training, research and extension in small stock and in agricultural production in semi-arid to arid climates.
Grootfontein offers a wide range of services in its area of specialisation:
|Grootfontein Diploma Ceremony 2018 - 2018-12-07|
|First Advisory Board Meeting in history of Grootfontein. - 2018-12-04|
|Grootfontein Sports Awards 2018 - 2018-11-14|
|Announcement of the SRC & HC for 2019 - 2018-11-05|
|Beauty Mokgwamme resigned from Grootfontein... - 2018-10-23|
|2019 NACSANO Tournament Results - 2018-10-22|
|Grootfontein College of Agriculture crowned as Karoo Rugby League Winners for 2018! - 2018-09-14|
|Grootfontein Students entertain their Parents during Parent Weekend 2018: - 2018-09-13|
|Genetic parameters for traits associated with resistance to Haemonchus contortus in South African Dohne Merino sheep - Snyman, M.A., Olivier, W.J. & Fisher, A.D.|
|Genetic diversity and flock clustering of a South African Dohne Merino flock selected for resistance to Haemonchus contortus - Dlamini, N.M., Visser, C., Soma, P., Muchadeyi, F.C. & Snyman, M.A.|
|Estimation of variance components and heritabilities for body weight from birth to six years of age in Merino sheep using random regression models - Nemutandani. K.R., Snyman, M.A., Olivier, W.J. & Visser, C.|
|Farm level estimation of greenhouse gas emissions: A case study on a farm in the Central Upper Karoo, RSA. - Ngala, P.T.|
|Progress in selection for resistance to Haemonchus Contorus in a South African Dohne Merino flock - Snyman MA, Fisher AD|
|The effect of culling lambs at weaning on Estimated Breeding Values of performance traits at 15 months of age in a Merino stud - Olivier WJ|
|Evaluation of semen quality traits of Namaqua Afrikaner, Dohne Merino and Dorper rams - Letsoalo PT, Snyman MA, Baca A, Muchenje V|
|Farm level estimation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A case study on a farm in the Central Upper Karoo - Ngala PT|