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 Graduates awarded for 2020 Academic year - 2021-02-10|
|Mobile application for Karoo Plant Identification - 2020-10-20|
|Grootfontein Navorsingstrust Dohne Merinostoet Produksieveiling - 2020-02-21|
|Grootfontein Diplomadag - 2019 - 2019-12-06|
|Golfklubhuis verwoes - 2019-08-25|
|Grootfontein Netball tournament - 2019-08-10|
|Grootfontein studente Boogskietspan - 2019-07-20|
|Elana Alberts oppad na Portugal as Kaptein van die SA W60+ veterane tennisspan - 2019-06-17|
|Effect of Anhydrous Ammonia Gas treatment of Low-quality Cereal Straws on Chemical Composition and in vitro Ruminal Fermentation - Buthane T.F., Motsei L.E., Mnisi C.M., Ravhuhali K.E.|
|The Importance of Complete Mating, Lambing and Weaning data for the Estimation of Total Weight of Lamb Weaned Breeding Values - Olivier W.J.|
|Vegetation Recovery following Drought in the Bushmanland Bioregion of the Nama-Karoo, South Africa - du Toit J.C.O.|
|Factors affecting Traceability of Cattle across Nguni Cattle project beneficiaries - Malusi N., Falowo A.B.|
|Effect of Conformation and Performance Traits on Subjective Assessment of Body Conformation at various Ages and Classification Symbol in Dohne Merino Sheep - Snyman M.A., Olivier W.J., van Heerden M.|
|The genomic architecture of South African mutton, pelt, dual-purpose and nondescript sheep breeds relative to global sheep populations - Dzomba E.F., Chimonyo M., Snyman M.A. & Muchadeyi F.C.|
|Genetic analysis of reproduction, body weight and mohair production in South African Angora goats - Snyman M.A.|
|Grass, Shrub and Tree cover in the 1983 and 2019 droughts - a comparison using repeat photography in the Cradock district, South Africa - du Toit J.C.O., van Lingen M. & Hoffman M.T.|
|Practical Breeding for resistance and resilience to Haemonchus Contortus in South African Sheep - Snyman M.A. & Fisher A.D.|
|Semen Freezing and subsequent Insemination results in South African Angora Goats - Snyman M.A. & Jooste F.|
|Correlations among Mohair Traits, Body Weight and Reproduction in South African Angora Goats - Snyman M.A.|