Research Projects

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Title Leader Location Start View
A Comprehensive System for Managing Reproductive Failure in Small Domestic Ruminants Dr JA van Rooyen June 2008 more...
Blood and DNA bank for genomic research in sheep and goat breeds in South Africa Dr MA Snyman January 2005 more...
Chemical control of Rhigozum trichotomum in the Kalahari Dr PCV du Toit Kalahai; the farm Gnous 2000 more...
Comparison of a high protein and high energy supplement for reproducing Angora goat ewes JH Hoon August 2010 more...
Cryopreservation bank for conservation of biodiversity of sheep and goat breeds in South Africa Dr MA Snyman July 2008 more...
Effect of dietary chromium levels on fat deposition, carcass and meat characteristics of Dorper lambs BR King November 2007 more...
Effect of different levels of urea supplementation on reproduction, production and physiological parameters of wool ewes JH Hoon May 2010 more...
Efficay of copper oxide wire particles supplemented to lambs to control Haemonchus contortus in a copper deficient area PG Marais December 2008 more...
Establishment and maintenance of a cryopreservation bank for the endangered Namaqua Afrikaner sheep breed in Southern Africa Dr MA Snyman July 2008 more...
Establishment and maintenance of live herds of the endangered Namaqua Afrikaner sheep breed in South Africa Dr M.A. Snyman January 2006 more...
Establishment and maintenance of live herds of the endangered sheep and goat breeds in South Africa Dr M.A. Snyman January 2006 more...
Establishment of a cashmere industry in the RSA JA Roux 1995 more...
Establishment of ram breeding flocks for different communal farming areas of the Eastern Cape BR King January 1998 more...
Establishment of the Grootfontein Biological Reserve for South African Small Stock research and conservation Dr M.A. Snyman July 2008 more...
Evaluation of selection criteria for reproduction in Dohne Merino sheep WJ Olivier January 2011 more...
Fine wool production in the RSA WJ Olivier January 2005 more...
Fixed season and rotational grazing - Camp 6 Dr PCV du Toit Grootfontein 1934 more...
Fixed season grazing of mountain paddocks in the karoo - Bergkamp Dr PCV du Toit Grootfontein 1943 more...
Genetic and phenotypic characterisation of the South African Namaqua Afrikaner sheep breed OS Qwabe January 2009 more...
Identification of the most economical energy level in lucerne (Medicago sativa) hay-based finishing diets for lambs V.N. Shivambu January 2010 more...
Identification services Dr PCV du Toit Grootfontein 1934 more...
Integrated nematode parasite control in small ruminant flocks in semi-arid areas of South Africa with emphasis on the control of Haemonchus contortus and Teladorsagia circumcincta Dr JA van Rooyen January 2009 more...
Investigation into the extent of micron blowout in South African wool sheep WJ Olivier December 2005 more...
Investigation Into The Probable Cause, Predisposing Factors And Effective Treatment Of Swelling Disease In South African Angora Goats Dr M.A. Snyman Grootfontein ADI August 2003 more...
Investigation into the relationship between milk production of grazing ewes and maternal breeding values for early growth traits in three South African sheep flocks Dr M.A. Snyman Carnarvon Experimental Station, Cradock Experimental Station, Elsenburg LOI Oct 2004 more...
Investigation of two methods for prevention of mortality in Angora goats during adverse weather conditions MA Snyman July 2009 more...
Maintenance of an Afrino herd as resource for research and as reference herd for a biological bank for Afrino sheep in South Africa Dr M.A. Snyman January 2010 more...
Maintenance of Angora goat herds as reference herds for a biological bank for Angora goats in South Africa Dr M.A. Snyman January 2005 more...
Maintenance of two Merino herds as resource herds for research and reference herds for a biological bank for Merino sheep in South Africa W.J. Olivier January 2009 more...
Monitoring the vegetation response under grazing on the Karakoel Research Farm R Seabo & Dr PCV du Toit Upington; Karakoel Research Farm 2004 more...
Monitoring vegetation regeneration after fire in the Kalahari Thornveld Dr PCV du Toit Vaalharts Research Station 1999 more...
Optimum grazing capacity in Eastern Mixed Karoo Dr PCV du Toit Grootfontein; Boesmanskop 1989 more...
Prediction of lambing date based on clinical examination prior to parturition in ewes Dr JV Viljoen Grootfontein August 2010 more...
Stocking rate determination in the Karoo Y Ntlakaza & Dr PCV du Toit Grootfintein, Afrikaner/Hereford paddocks 1989 more...
Tall fescue under irrigation P Nengwenani & Dr PCV du Toit Grootfontein 2000 more...
Tall fescue under rotational grazing management P Nengwenani & Dr PCV du Toit Grootfontein 2003 more...
The determination of grazing index values of karoo plants Dr PCV du Toit Grootfontein, Calvinia, Brandvlei, Pofadder, Namqualand several localities, Goegab, Kalahari several localities 2000 more...
The effect of supplementation of replacement ewes after weaning on their lifetime reproduction potential under natural veld conditions JH Hoon January 2008 more...
The effect of the inclusion of an ionophore as a silage additive on silage characteristics JH Hoon Febryary 2007 more...
The effect of yeast and enzyme supplementation on in vitro digestion of low quality roughage BR King July 2007 more...
To determine the optimum grazing capacity for the arid karoo T Buys & Dr PCV du Toit Carnarvon Experimental Research Station 1989 more...