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 Small Stock Scientific Symposium - 2015-07-29|
|Short courses at Grootfontein 2015 - 2015-07-07|
|Grootfontein students said goodbye to Strydom Schoonraad - 2015-03-30|
|Short courses will be presented by Grootfontein during the winter holiday - 2015-03-18|
|Grootfontein first years welcomed - 2015-01-26|
|Grootfontein Dux student 2014 - 2014-12-12|
|Small Stock Genomics Information Day held at Grootfontein - 2014-11-05|
|Farmers day at Grootfontein - 2014-11-03|
|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|
|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|