Welcome to Grootfontein
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 ‚ÄúGrootfontein College of Agriculture‚ÄĚ or just ‚ÄúGrootfontein‚ÄĚ.
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 Rainfall graph - 2016-01-13|
|Grootfontein Old Students Honorary award 2015 - 2015-12-08|
|Grootfontein Diploma Ceremony - 2015-12-07|
|Ekuphumleni Secondary School visit Grootfontein - 2015-09-21|
|Information day at Grootfontein - 2015-08-31|
|Information Day at Grootfontein - 2015-08-11|
|Grootfontein Small Stock Scientific Symposium - 2015-07-29|
|Short courses at Grootfontein 2015 - 2015-07-07|
|An Analysis of Creeping Belly in the Carnarvon Afrino Sheep flock - Snyman MA, Olivier WJ|
|The combination of records of production, reproduction and subjective traits in a provisional selection index - Olivier WJ, Cloete SWP, Snyman MA, van Wyk JB, Herselman MJ|
|Comparison of the performance of progeny from a Merino sire extensively used in the late 1980s and two widely used Merino sires in 2012 - Olivier WJ, Olivier JJ|
|A summary of rainfall at the Carnarvon Experiment Station, 1931-2013 - du Toit JCO, van den Berg L, O Connor TG|
|The evaluation of dry matter yield and forage quality of four pasture species as influenced by three frequencies of flood irrigation in the false upper Karoo - Nengwenani TP, du Toit JCO|
|Prediction of lambing date based on clinical examination prior to parturition in ewes - Viljoen JV|