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 said goodbye to James Reeners - 2016-02-29|
|OVK Staff visit Grootfontein - 2016-02-09|
|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|
|The effect of culling lambs at weaning on estimated breeding values of performance traits at 15 months of age of a Dohne Merino stud - Olivier WJ|
|The effect of feed supplementation on the productivity of replacement ewe lambs under natural veld conditions - Hoon JH, Olivier WJ|
|Vegetation changes at the Boesmanskop research trials, Grootfontein, 2007-2015 - du Toit JCO, Nengwenani TP|
|Changes in rainfall seasonality (1889-2015) at Grootfontein, South Africa - du Toit JCO, O Connor TG|
|Genetic parameters for milk production of ewes in four South African woolled sheep flocks under different grazing conditions - Snyman MA, Cloete SWP, Olivier WJ|
|Prediction of lambing date based on clinical examination prior to parturition in ewes - Viljoen JV|
|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|
|A summary of rainfall at the Carnarvon Experiment Station, 1931-2013 - du Toit JCO, van den Berg L, O Connor TG|
|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|
|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|
|An Analysis of Creeping Belly in the Carnarvon Afrino Sheep flock - Snyman MA, Olivier WJ|