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 Louise Green - 2013-06-04|
|Grootfontein said goodbye to Johann van der Merwe - 2013-05-29|
|Grootfontein said goodbye to Joey Tobi - 2013-05-29|
|Boran Breeders Society visits Grootfontein - 2013-05-21|
|Grootfontein purchased Boer Goat Ram in Bloemfontein - 2013-04-23|
|Grootfontein student news - 2013-03-20|
|Marlow visit Grootfontein - 2013-03-13|
|Grootfontein welcomes First Year Students - 2013-01-18|
|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|
|Genetic parameters for body weight of South African Angora kids and young goats - Snyman MA|
|Effect of energy level in lucerne (Medicago sativa) hay-based finishing diets on carcass characteristics of Dorper lambs - Shivambu VN, Hoon JH, Olivier WJ, King BR|
|Effect of different levels of urea supplementation on reproduction, production and physiological parameters of wool ewes - Hoon JH, van Rooyen JA|
|Genetic relationships among fibre diameter measures at different ages in a fine wool Merino stud - Olivier WJ, Cloete SWP, van Wyk JB, Gilmour AR|
|Problems with using the herbicide Tebuthiuron for controlling Seriphium plumosum - Du Toit JCO|