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:
|Farmers day at Grootfontein - 2014-10-10|
|Angora day at Grootfontein - 2014-09-29|
|Grootfontein Outreach Program - 2014-09-08|
|Small Stock Genomics Information Day and Genomics Workshop at Grootfontein - 2014-09-03|
|Grootfontein Student Merino Stud held a function to thank sponsors, farmers who support the Unit - 2014-09-03|
|Grootfontein said farewell to Dorthy and Johan van der Walt - 2014-08-28|
|Parent weekend at Grootfontein - 2014-08-25|
|Grootfontein reaches out a hand to prospective students from Middelburg - 2014-08-14|
|Description of very wet to very dry periods at Grootfontein, eastern karoo: 1889-2012 - du Toit JCO|
|Effects of stocking rate on sheep management and vegetation composition at Carnarvon - van den Berg L, du Toit JCO|
|Estimation of Genotype X Environment interaction for production traits in fine and strong wool Merino sheep of South Africa - Olivier WJ, Cloete SWP, Snyman MA, van Wyk JB|
|Effect of frequency of mineral and vitamin supplementation on semen quality of Angora Goat sires - Baca A, Snyman MA, Killian E|
|The effect of protective coats made from ripstop on hair quality traits of Angora Goats - Snyman MA, van Heerden M, Mokgwamme BN|
|The Male Effect in sheep and goats - van Rooyen JA|
|Genetic and Phenotypic profile of three South African Namaqua Afrikaner Sheep flocks - Snyman MA, van Marle-Koster E, Qwabe SO, Visser C|
|Effect of Energy level in Lucerne (Medicago Sativa) hay-based finishing diets on carcass characteristics of Dohne Merino lambs - Shivambo VN, Hoon JH, Olivier WJ, King BR|
|Will burnt Karoo veld recover? Preliminary observations - van den Berg L, du Toit JCO|
|Towards low-input control of Slangbos (Seriphium Plumosum) - Quality and Grazing interaction hypotheses - du Toit JCO, Cronje WB, Trollope WSW|