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 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|
|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|
|The effect of protective coats made from ripstop on hair quality traits of Angora Goats - Snyman MA, van Heerden M, Mokgwamme BN|
|Effect of frequency of mineral and vitamin supplementation on semen quality of Angora Goat sires - Baca A, Snyman MA, Killian E|
|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|
|Effects of stocking rate on sheep management and vegetation composition at Carnarvon - van den Berg L, du Toit JCO|
|Description of very wet to very dry periods at Grootfontein, eastern karoo: 1889-2012 - du Toit JCO|