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A handy chart that farmers c an use to develop a herd heal th and production management calendar for the ir livestock, whether or not they ha ve a set breeding season. F or more info, click here:



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Happy Customer POL delivered. If y ou need layers please call 0733162478 to pla ce your order.


Another happy customer. Birds are layi ng.


Coloured Chicks available


Merry Christmas!!!!


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Discounted course - apply here

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Potatoe Seeds available only limited sto ck.

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Amachwane ayatholakala njalo. Phuthuma.

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Animal health section


Dog food

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Cattle & Goat feed ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ

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Planting Season๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅฆ

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๐Ÿ‚๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐“๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ฌ ๐€๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‚๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐’๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฆ ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ‚

The hot and rainy season brin gs about its own special set of challeng es, and one of these challenges is increas ed external parasite activity. Diseases that ma ny cattle farmers encounter in summer a re Heartwater, Redwater, Gall sickness and Lum py Skin disease. When it comes to tick-bor ne and insect-borne disease prevention, control of t he ticks and insects is essential to ensu re that you do not lose anima ls due to these diseases.

Here a re a few tips on effective contr ol of ticks and other external parasites.

๐‚๐ก๐จ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ.
There are 4 ma in products you can use to contr ol ticks namely
๐Ÿ‚ Pour Ons e.g. Deadline
Sprays e.g. Triatix or Takt ik Cattle Spray
๐Ÿ‚ Plunge Dips
๐Ÿ‚ Injectables e .g. Dectomax, Doraject, Ivermax.

Although all of t he above products can be used to contr ol external parasites Sprays, Pours Ons a nd Plunge Dips are best used to contr ol external parasites in summer because of t he high populations of these parasites.

๐…๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ง ๐œ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ฒ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ค ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ.
Wh en controlling external parasites in the summ er reason another thing to focus on is t he frequency of application of external parasi te control products. As the tick populatio ns rise in summer it may be necessa ry to spray or dip your anima ls more often. Assess the tick burde ns on your cattle and if y ou are seeing a lot of parasit es consider increasing the number of tim es you dip your animals accordingly.

๐•๐š๐œ๐œ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐š๐ ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ค-๐›๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ
If you have sufficient ti ck control programmes then you will fi nd that it is not necessary to vaccina te against Heartwater, Redwater and / or Ga ll sickness. The only exception to th is would be Lumpy Skin Disease whi ch in any case you need to vaccina te your cattle against.

๐‹๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง ๐Œ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐€๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐š๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ, ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐›๐ข๐จ๐ญ๐ข ๐œ๐ฌ, ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ข ๐ง๐ž ๐‹๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐œ๐ค ๐Œ๐ž๐๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฉ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ก ๐ฐ๐ข ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐›๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“ ๐’๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฆ โ€“ ๐Ÿ‘:๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ๐ฉ๐ฆ ๐จ๐ง ๐™๐จ ๐จ๐ฆ. (๐‘๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ—๐ŸŽ๐ฉ๐ฉ)

This workshop will be present ed by Dr Mwamuka a veterinarian fr om Comvet Veterinary Services, you can ma ke a booking by contacting us on 063 824 0909 or booki ng online here >


Tomorrow,I have 20 layers that a re 18 weeks. Uma uwadinga fona or WhatsA pp ku 0733162478.

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Ikhaya labalimi


Welcome to all our new membe rs. โ€œIkhaya labalimiโ€๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฆฎ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‡


It is soo sad to l et you know that this shop is current ly closed due to unrest and looti ng that is happening in Bhamshela to wn. Shop will be opened once everythi ng is back to normal. You m ay contact us on 0733162478 if y ou need our services and products. Ngiyabon ga for your unwavering support. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™


Catch MEC Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi this morni ng live on Ukhozi FM ๐Ÿ“ป, whe re she will be talking about pla ns and opportunities to support youth in t he agricultural sector.

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Place your orders for day o ld chicks on 0733162478.


AFASA youth - KZN roadshow

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"Ikhaya Labalimi"


๐–๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐€๐ง๐ข๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ
A word from a veterinarian.

(Tak en from Comvet Veterinary Services post:

Iโ€™ve be en getting this question a lot especial ly with this cold snap and I thoug ht I would provide some basic guidelin es on when, why and what to gi ve this winter.

Before I proceed, I al so need to mention that this is w hy you need to have an annu al farm visit or even just a ch at with your veterinarian to provide y ou with guidance on what to gi ve, when, how and why, this wi ll in turn save you unnecessary los es due to diseases or conditions th at are otherwise preventable. These are ju st basic guidelines and more may be recommend ed, please speak to a vet.

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ?
In winter one of t he major problems is a fall in nutrition al quality of grazing because everything is D RY! There maybe grass but it do es not contain sufficient nutrients to suppo rt healthy growth of animals which is w hy your animals graze, but they se em to lose weight, simply because t he available grazing does not contain as mu ch nutrients is it normally has duri ng the hot rainy summers. In additi on to this the very cold weath er can sometimes create โ€œstressโ€ in anima ls. This combination of โ€œstressโ€ as we ll as poor body condition score al so leads to animals that are n ot as resistant to disease hence we ha ve cases of coughing cows and pneumonia.

๐’๐จ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž?
Here are a f ew basic recommendations, but this is n ot all of them.
๐Ÿ‚ ๐–๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐…๐ž๐ž๐ ๐’๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข ๐จ๐ง โ€“ There is something called a wint er lick or a winter block. A wint er block is a winter supplement th at contains nutrients that are otherwise in sho rt supply. Note that this is a suppleme nt and not a substitute, you wi ll need to provide additional grazing or rougha ge e.g. hay otherwise you may r un into other problems. The winter blo ck / lick is exactly what it soun ds like, a block that animals li ck. Different feed companies will have differe nt names for their winter blocks so y ou may need to consult with yo ur nearest feed store.
๐Ÿ‚ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  โ€“ Th is should have been done at t he beginning of winter but if y ou haveโ€™nt done so you may ne ed to consider to do so. Wor ms can cause poor feed conversion a nd poor nutrient absorption, and with grazi ng being so scarce in winter y ou need maximum feed conversion. Deworming ensur es that your animals are benefiting fr om the winter block / lick a nd hay supplements you are feeding them.
๐Œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Œ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ โ€“ The reas on why this is especially important in wint er is that, normally animals will g et vitamins and minerals from the grazi ng but with everything dried out th ey quickly become deficient of these vitami ns and minerals which is why y ou need to supplement. Some of the se vitamins and minerals like selenium a nd vitamin A are essential for norm al bodily functions and you need yo ur animals performing at their optimal to be at the winter stress.

In short, you shou ld not have to wait for t he cold snap to happen to sta rt thinking about what to give yo ur animals in winter. Planning for wint er happens in summer and you c an only do this is you ha ve the knowledge, and this knowledge wi ll come from your veterinarian. Save th is post for future reference, any o ne who asks me this question aga in I will refer back to th is post.

If you need guidance on w hy, when and what to give f or the rest of the year, plea se book an appointment for an annu al health visit or for a ch at with us for a herd / flo ck health programme.

Dr Mwamuka
Comvet Veterinary Services
Roodepoort, Johannesburg
0 78 609 2021
[email protected]


Coloured Day old chicks

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White and coloured day old chic ks are available.

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