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 student elected as ASATI President! - 2017-02-20|
|Grootfontein students took part as Ring Stewards @ Middelburg Youth Show: February 2017 - 2017-02-03|
|Eastern Cape Merino Club Ram Auction held at GADI - 2017-01-27|
|Welcoming of 2017 First Years at the College - 2017-01-20|
|HC and SRC 2017 Induction at Karoo River Rafting - 2017-01-18|
|Grootfontein Student Angora Stud achieved excellent prices at Ram Auctions! - 2017-01-05|
|57 cross stage at Grootfontein Graduation Ceremony: On Friday, December 2, it was again time for the final Academic Prestige Day at Grootfontein College of Agriculture - 2016-12-07 read more...|
|Class of 2016 Graduated! - 2016-12-02|
|Genetic parameters for milk production of ewes in four South African woolled sheep flocks under different grazing conditions - Snyman MA, Cloete SWP, Olivier WJ|
|Changes in rainfall seasonality (1889-2015) at Grootfontein, South Africa - du Toit JCO, O Connor TG|
|Vegetation changes at the Boesmanskop research trials, Grootfontein, 2007-2015 - du Toit JCO, Nengwenani TP|
|The effect of feed supplementation on the productivity of replacement ewe lambs under natural veld conditions - Hoon JH, Olivier WJ|
|The effect of culling lambs at weaning on estimated breeding values of performance traits at 15 months of age of a Dohne Merino stud - Olivier WJ|