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:
|First time snow experience!! - 2017-08-17|
|Grooties concludes their 2017 Rugby Season - 2017-08-15|
|Students initiate Hockey as social sport at Grootfontein!! - 2017-08-14|
|Grootfontein Squash Team performs excellently!! - 2017-08-03|
|TIEN Grootfonteiners in SA Landboukollegespan!! - 2017-07-10|
|Short Courses presented during July holiday... - 2017-07-07|
|Grootfontein Choir won the 2017 National Agricultural Colleges Choral Competition!! - 2017-07-01|
|Angoras exhibited first time ever at the Royal Show in Natal! - 2017-06-19|
|Physiological parameters of three South African Angora goat CYP17 genotypes subjected to cold stress - Snyman MA, Storbeck KH, Swart P|
|Production and Reproduction performance of three South African Angora goat CYP17 Genotypes - Snyman MA, Storbeck KH, Swart P|
|Are Pour-On pesticides still effective in killing lice when applied at alternative application sites in Angora Goats? - Snyman MA, Snyman JN, van Heerden M|
|Droughts and the quasi-20-year rainfall cycle at Grootfontein, South Africa, 1889-2016 - du Toit JCO|
|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|