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VOORWOORD<br />

FOREWORD<br />

deur dr Pierre van Rooyen<br />

Die enkele boodskap wat <strong>vir</strong> dekades reeds deur<br />

veekundiges by herhaling aan die veebedryf oorgedra<br />

is en later amper 'n cliché geword het, is: “Jy kan nie<br />

passasiers op jou plaas bekostig nie.” Vir baie lank was<br />

dié boodskap hoofsaaklik gemik op reproduksie.<br />

Hierdie vermaning is vandag meer waar as ooit. Die totale<br />

ekonomie wêreldwyd dwing die boer om ag te slaan daarop. Dit<br />

is tewens 'n realiteit dat die meeste van die veeboere wat nie<br />

<strong>hier</strong>op ag geslaan het nie, reeds uitgeskakel is. Die aantal leë<br />

opstalle op ons platteland spreek vanself – nie te lank gelede<br />

nie, het 'n boer met sy gesin daar gewoon en 'n bestaan gemaak.<br />

Ja, daar is inderdaad verskeie redes <strong>hier</strong>voor, soos veiligheid,<br />

grondherverdeling en die onsekerhede wat daarmee gepaard<br />

gaan. Maar die ekonomie is beslis een van die belangrikste faktore.<br />

Dus – die waarskuwing bly baie geldig.<br />

Produksieprestasie is uiters belangrik<br />

Daar is 'n baie belangrike aspek wat langs reproduksie staan,<br />

naamlik produksie. 'n Boer kan net nie meer 'n koei of ooi<br />

bekostig wat nie kalf of lam nie. Nog minder<br />

'n kalf of lam wat ondergemiddeld presteer<br />

wat ekonomies belangrike eienskappe<br />

betref. Vandag besef die meeste veeboere<br />

dat hulle ten minste hulle diere moet<br />

weeg, maar ook dat daar baie meer daaragter<br />

sit as om bloot net jou diere te weeg.<br />

Dit gaan nie meer net oor die ooglopende<br />

uitskotdiere nie. Dit gaan daaroor om die<br />

nie-so-voor-die-hand-liggende substandaard<br />

diere te identifiseer. En ten einde die<br />

meerderwaardige diere te identifiseer, het die<br />

veeboer inligting nodig – gemete inligting<br />

wat verwerk is in vergelykbare gegewens en<br />

rangordes.<br />

Geloofwaardigheid en standaarde<br />

Maar selfs dit is nie genoeg nie. Omdat die kosteknyptang tans<br />

so drasties is, moet jy jou risiko’s tot 'n minimum beperk en, soos<br />

reeds genoem, moet jy meet en aanteken. Maar verder moet jy<br />

weet dat dit wat jy in verwerkte vorm terug ontvang, geloofwaardig<br />

is en aan sekere standaarde voldoen.<br />

Dit is waarom die akkreditasie wat <strong>SA</strong> <strong>Stamboek</strong> pas van<br />

ICAR (die International Committee for Animal Recording) <strong>vir</strong> alle<br />

aspekte van sy dienste ontvang het, so belangrik is – nie net <strong>vir</strong><br />

<strong>SA</strong> <strong>Stamboek</strong> self in die wete dat wat <strong>hier</strong> gedoen word aan internasionale<br />

standaarde voldoen nie, maar ook <strong>vir</strong> die gebruiker<br />

van <strong>SA</strong> <strong>Stamboek</strong> se dienste is dit gerusstellend om te weet dat<br />

sy data, die verwerking daarvan en verslagdoening wat hy terugkry<br />

<strong>vir</strong> besluitneming, voldoen aan bepaalde internasionale standaarde.<br />

Sy diensverskaffer is dus nie tegelyk speler en skeidsregter<br />

nie. SB<br />

"<br />

by Dr Pierre van Rooyen<br />

For decades animal scientists have been conveying one<br />

message to the livestock industry repeatedly – so much<br />

so, that it later almost became a cliché: “You cannot<br />

afford to have passengers on your farm.” For a long time<br />

this message was aimed mostly at reproduction.<br />

Today this warning rings more true than ever before. The<br />

total global economy forces the farmer to take note of it. In fact,<br />

most of the livestock farmers who did not heed this message<br />

have already left the picture. The numerous abandoned<br />

farmsteads in our rural areas speak for themselves – not too<br />

long ago farmers and their families resided and made a living<br />

there.<br />

Yes, there are indeed many reasons for this abandonment,<br />

including safety, land redistribution and its accompanying<br />

uncertainties. But the economy is definitely one of the most<br />

important factors. Thus – the warning remains as valid now<br />

as then.<br />

Production performance is critical<br />

There is a very important aspect that stands<br />

alongside reproduction, namely production.<br />

A farmer simply cannot afford to keep a cow<br />

or ewe that doesn’t calve or lamb. Nor can<br />

he keep a calf or lamb that performs below<br />

average in respect of economically important<br />

traits. Today most livestock farmers realise<br />

that they should at least weigh their animals,<br />

but also that there is much more to it than<br />

simply weighing them.<br />

It isn’t about the obvious cull animals anymore,<br />

but rather about identifying the less<br />

obvious substandard animals. And in order<br />

to identify the superior animals, the livestock<br />

farmer requires information – measured information that has<br />

been processed to deliver comparable statistics and rankings.<br />

Credibility and standards<br />

But even this is not enough. Because of the drastic nature of the<br />

current cost squeeze, you have to limit your risks to a minimum<br />

and, as already stated, you have to weigh and record. But you<br />

also have to know that the information that is returned to you in<br />

processed form, is credible and meets certain standards.<br />

This is why the accreditation that <strong>SA</strong> Stud Book recently received<br />

from ICAR (the International Committee for Animal Recording)<br />

for all aspects of its service delivery, is so important<br />

– not only for <strong>SA</strong> Stud Book itself, knowing that what we do here<br />

meets international standards, but also for the farmer who uses<br />

<strong>SA</strong> Stud Book’s services, who can be assured that his data, the<br />

processing thereof and the report that he receives for decisiontaking,<br />

meet specific international standards. In other words, his<br />

service supplier is not player and referee at the same time. SB<br />

Issue 35 ▪ July 2013<br />

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EDITOR'S NOTE<br />

<strong>SA</strong> Stud Book received international accolades recently<br />

when the International Committee for Animal Recording<br />

(ICAR) awarded the organisation their certificate of<br />

quality for all aspects of animal recording and genetic<br />

evaluation for all the species and production systems<br />

that it applied for.<br />

This makes <strong>SA</strong> Stud Book the only organisation in the Southern<br />

Hemisphere to receive ICAR accreditation in all aspects and species.<br />

In addition, one of <strong>SA</strong> Stud Book’s senior officials, Dr Japie van der<br />

Westhuizen, has been elected to the ICAR Council.<br />

These are high accolades indeed, and the South African stud breeding<br />

industry should be immensely proud of these achievements.<br />

Achievement brings responsibility<br />

There is another side to this, however, and it may be prudent to<br />

point this out here: with this honour comes a tremendous responsibility.<br />

To become number one is difficult, but to remain number<br />

one over an extended period is even more difficult.<br />

The field of genetics is currently in an incredibly fast developing<br />

phase in its history, with new technologies making it both much easier<br />

and also much, much more complicated. It would not be overstating<br />

the fact if one uses the word “revolutionary” in this context. Best linear<br />

unbiased prediction (BLUP) technology caused a revolution in breeding<br />

when it hit the industry some 30 years ago. But with genomics, you<br />

have seen nothing yet!<br />

Genomics is in the process of rewriting the genetics script totally.<br />

Ten years from now this industry will look radically different from<br />

what we know now. This boat is sailing very fast. But ... consider GPS<br />

technology. Wonderful, if the maps are updated regularly. A GPS with<br />

outdated maps, however, is next to useless.<br />

Accuracy is king<br />

Similarly, genomics will only be effective if the basics are sound.<br />

Genomic technology is the pinnacle, the top of the pyramid. It is<br />

built on layers of technology that have to be sound. And the foundation<br />

remains the farmer and the accurate recording of economically<br />

important traits on the farm.<br />

A shortened generation interval has the potential to increase<br />

genetic progress tremendously, but it has equal potential to ruin a<br />

breeding programme if selection is based on flawed criteria. And the<br />

basis of sound criteria is accurate recording.<br />

So, although it should give the South African stud breeding industry<br />

peace of mind (and hopefully a generous dollop of pride), that the<br />

systems that are in place to keep us on the forefront of the genomic<br />

revolution are of the very best in the world, the message should not<br />

get lost that it all depends on the basic integrity of the data accumulated<br />

on the farm.<br />

And thus on the integrity of the South African stud breeder.<br />

Izak Hofmeyr<br />

Editor<br />

082 402 4494 / izak@veeplaas.co.za SB<br />

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INHOUD • CONTENTS<br />

Wat gons? 4<br />

Fokus op · Focus on<br />

Agter die kap van die byl 6<br />

High accolades for <strong>SA</strong> Stud Book 8<br />

Fokus op: Elite-toekennings 10<br />

Beefmaster Alliance 13<br />

Leanside Stud 15<br />

Baden Friesperde 17<br />

Kluitjieskraal Jerseys 19<br />

Bosland Boerdery 21<br />

OP DIE<br />

VOORBLAD:<br />

'n Swartwitpensbul<br />

van die bekende<br />

wildteler, Piet<br />

Warren. Sien ook<br />

ons binnevoorbladadvertensie<br />

<strong>vir</strong><br />

inligting oor Piet<br />

se eerskomende<br />

veiling.<br />

Op besoek · At home with<br />

'n Dormerman in murg en been 23<br />

Inspiration for the game industry 26<br />

Telingspraktyk · Breeding practices<br />

Ouerskapbepaling deur DNS-toetsing 29<br />

Telingsteorieë by melkbeeste 32<br />

Elite Breeding Symposium 35<br />

Bestuur · Management<br />

Elke hap moet dieselfde wees 36<br />

Voorkom verliese weens anaplasmose 37<br />

More than just skin deep 38<br />

Perspective on mineral supplements 39<br />

29<br />

Production records<br />

Logix Game: A structured approach 43<br />

Out & about · Handel & wandel<br />

Ken ons mense 48<br />

38<br />

Issue 35 ▪ July 2013<br />

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WAT GONS?<br />

Dr Uffe Lauritsen, ICAR president (right), hands<br />

the ICAR certificate of quality to Dr Japie van<br />

der Westhuizen, departmental manager of<br />

production recording services at <strong>SA</strong> Stud Book.<br />

International accreditation for <strong>SA</strong> Stud Book<br />

<strong>SA</strong> Stud Book was awarded the International Committee for<br />

Animal Recording (ICAR) certificate of quality at the ICAR annual<br />

general meeting, which was held on Wednesday, 29 May 2013, in<br />

Denmark. The certificate of quality was awarded for all aspects<br />

of animal recording and genetic evaluation for all species and<br />

production systems applied for. This makes <strong>SA</strong> Stud Book the<br />

only organisation in the Southern Hemisphere to obtain ICAR<br />

accreditation for all departments and species.<br />

Accreditation by an independent international panel carries<br />

dual importance – firstly that the participant, <strong>SA</strong> Stud Book,<br />

receives confirmation that their services adhere to international<br />

standards, and secondly that <strong>SA</strong> Stud Book’s client, the stud<br />

breeder, can be rest-assured that the services rendered to him<br />

by <strong>SA</strong> Stud Book are of the highest standards, determined by an<br />

independent team of experts.<br />

<strong>SA</strong> Stud Book was also honoured by the election of Dr Japie<br />

van der Westhuizen, departmental head of <strong>SA</strong> Stud Book’s production<br />

recording department, to the ICAR board. This is a massive<br />

honour as ICAR consists of 103 member organisations from<br />

57 countries worldwide.<br />

Dr Pierre van Rooyen, general manager of <strong>SA</strong> Stud Book, said:<br />

“<strong>SA</strong> Stud Book is extremely proud to render services to our members<br />

that adhere to international standards. The future is indeed<br />

bright for <strong>SA</strong> Stud Book and its members.”<br />

Suksesvolle kursus in praktiese vleisbeesteling<br />

<strong>SA</strong> <strong>Stamboek</strong> het gedurende Mei ’n nuwe kursus bekendgestel wat daarop fokus om<br />

teelwaardes aan telers te verduidelik en die waarde van die toepassing daarvan in die<br />

praktyk te beklemtoon.<br />

Die <strong>SA</strong> <strong>Stamboek</strong> teelwaardekursus <strong>vir</strong> praktiese vleisbeesteling het ten doel om<br />

telers die nodige kennis te gee om <strong>hier</strong>die waardevolle inligting op hul eie stoet toe<br />

te pas. Dit is in lyn met <strong>SA</strong> <strong>Stamboek</strong> se nuut aangenome etos, “Wins deur genetika”.<br />

Die kursushandleiding is opnuut saamgestel deur die produksie-aantekeningsdienstespan<br />

van <strong>SA</strong> <strong>Stamboek</strong> en die kursus is aangebied deur dr Helena Theron en dr<br />

Japie van der Westhuizen, asook Siebert Vermeulen en Bernard Burger.<br />

Die kursus het bestaan uit teorie, asook ’n praktiese kuddebesoek wat net buite<br />

Bloemfontein by Deon Greyling se Deoza Bonsmarastoet plaasgevind het. Soortgelyke<br />

kursusse word landwyd gereël en telers wat in <strong>hier</strong>die tipe kursus belangstel,<br />

word aangemoedig om met <strong>SA</strong> <strong>Stamboek</strong> in verbinding te tree.<br />

Dr Helena Theron en dr Japie van der Westhuizen,<br />

beide van <strong>SA</strong> <strong>Stamboek</strong>, Johannes van Rooyen van<br />

Zoetis en dr Pierre van Rooyen van <strong>SA</strong> <strong>Stamboek</strong>.<br />

Jersey-kampioene in noorde<br />

Jersey <strong>SA</strong> het onlangs sy noordelike kampioenskappe <strong>vir</strong><br />

2013 aangebied. Die beoordelaars by die geleentheid was<br />

Cobus<br />

Behrens, beoordelaar, en Pieter van Deventer, assistent. Die<br />

uitslae was soos volg:<br />

• Rosafield Carrier Maxi: Grootkampioen-koei, junior<br />

kampioen-koei en junior kampioen uier<br />

• Rosafield Badger Nina: Reserwe grootkampioen, senior<br />

kampioen-koei en senior kampioen uier<br />

• Rosafield Jace Lobellia: Kampioen oukoei<br />

• Cocky Action’s Kristen: Reserwe senior kampioen uier<br />

• Molls-Hoop Sultan Dorrine: Kampioen jongkoei en<br />

kampioen jongkoei uier<br />

• Rosafield Jordan Lobellia 2: Reserwe jongkoei-kampioen<br />

en reserwe kampioen jongkoei uier<br />

• Omikron SHF Roos: Kampioenvers<br />

• Hernanja Legal Snow: Reserwe kampioenvers<br />

Bonsmara <strong>SA</strong> Wêreldkongres 2013<br />

Bonsmara <strong>SA</strong> is in 2012 aangewys as die gasheerland van<br />

die jaarlikse Bonsmara Wêreldkongres. Om <strong>hier</strong>die geleentheid<br />

te kon huisves, was ‘n groot voorreg en eer. Sowat 35<br />

passievolle Bonsmara-telers van so ver as Australië, Brasilië,<br />

Argentinië, Uruguay en Namibië het Suid-Afrika in Meimaand<br />

besoek <strong>vir</strong> ‘n onvergeetlike ervaring.<br />

Tyd is maksimaal benut met ‘n inligtingsbelaaide<br />

program wat deur Charl Uys, president van die Bonsmara<br />

Wêreldfederasie, bestuur is. Kuddebesoeke by verskeie<br />

telers in die Oos-Vrystaat, ‘n fase D-afsluiting, ‘n senior<br />

keurderskursus en ‘n besoek aan <strong>SA</strong> <strong>Stamboek</strong> was van die<br />

hoogtepunte. Die Bonsmara Wêreldfederasie se algemene<br />

jaarvergadering is ook tydens <strong>hier</strong>die geleentheid aangebied.<br />

Baie dankie aan almal wat ‘n bydrae gelewer het tot die<br />

sukses van <strong>hier</strong>die onvergeetlike geleentheid. Bonsmara<br />

<strong>SA</strong> spreek ook 'n spesiale woord van dank aan die borge:<br />

Vleissentraal, Oranje Drukkery en <strong>SA</strong> <strong>Stamboek</strong>.<br />

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WHAT'S UP?<br />

Nguni-opleiding in Nieu-Bethesda<br />

’n Belangrike diensfunksie van die Nguni Beestelersgenootskap is om<br />

Nguni-telers op te lei en in te lig met die regte kennis om ’n suksesvolle<br />

stoetboer te wees. Die opleiding is gefokus op die geskiedenis<br />

en agtergrond van die ras en die genootskap, rasegte kenmerke<br />

(beskrywing), rasstandaarde, genetiese afwykings, tegniese punte en<br />

administrasie. Dit sluit ook praktiese opleiding met diere en ’n praktiese<br />

evaluasie in.<br />

’n Suksesvolle opleidingsdag is op 25 April in Nieu-Bethesda gehou.<br />

Die verrigtinge is bygewoon deur 23 projekdeelnemers en telers.<br />

Telers het van so ver as Mosselbaai, Jansenville en Port Elizabeth<br />

gery om die dag by te woon. Die Nieu-Bethesda Rooivleisprodusenteen<br />

Kleinboereprojek se beeste is gebruik <strong>vir</strong> die praktiese opleiding.<br />

– Nguni Beestelersgenootskap<br />

Busy time for Senepol Society<br />

The first half of the year, which is usually<br />

the busiest for the Senepol Cattle<br />

Breeders’ Society, has ended and<br />

it was no exception to the rule. The<br />

annual general meeting, which was<br />

held in April, was attended well and<br />

councillors whose term had expired,<br />

were re-elected for their respective<br />

positions.<br />

The Senepol Cattle Breeders’ Society<br />

is the only breed society which was<br />

officially represented at the Lobatse<br />

International Beef Fest on 4 May. The<br />

Senepol breed was very popular, and<br />

the vice-president of Botswana and<br />

his entourage also visited their stand<br />

to find out more about the breed and<br />

talked to four breeders who worked at<br />

the stand.<br />

Nampo was once again very big<br />

and the interest in the Senepol breed<br />

was outstanding. The new Senepol<br />

journal was launched at Nampo and<br />

it was received very well. The journal<br />

was also posted to many interested<br />

parties.<br />

The Senepol national auction<br />

will be held at the Afridome near<br />

Parys on Saturday, 5 October. Visit<br />

www.senepolsa.co.za for more information<br />

about the Senepol breed and the<br />

society. – Senepol Cattle Breeders’ Society<br />

Vleissentraal vereer uitblinkers<br />

Die direksie, bestuur en bemarkers van Vleissentraal het onlangs ’n werksessie by<br />

Hartbeespoort gehad, waar bemarkers en afslaers met spesiale toekennings vereer<br />

is <strong>vir</strong> uitsonderlike prestasies wat tydens die 2012-finansiële jaar behaal is.<br />

SB<br />

Van links is Johann Vosser,<br />

besturende direkteur Vleissentraal<br />

Bosveld, Anton Vos, besturende<br />

direkteur Vleissentraal, en Ockie<br />

Goosen van Vleissentraal Bosveld,<br />

algehele wenner in die bemarker<br />

van die jaar-afdeling. Nico Whelan<br />

van Vleissentraal Bosveld was die<br />

wenner van die afdeling <strong>vir</strong> groot<br />

takke en Colin Brown was die<br />

wenner <strong>vir</strong> klein takke.<br />

Van links is Johann Vosser, besturende<br />

direkteur Vleissentraal Bosveld, Anton<br />

Vos, besturende direkteur Vleissentraal, en<br />

die afslaer van die jaar, Allan Sinclair van<br />

Vleissentraal Bosveld. Die naaswenner was<br />

Piet de Wet van Vleissentraal Bloemfontein.<br />

Die voorsitterstoekenning is<br />

<strong>hier</strong>die jaar aan Wimpie du Plessis<br />

oorhandig. Wimpie is vereer <strong>vir</strong><br />

sy uitstaande en onbaatsugtige<br />

diens wat hy in 2012 as besturende<br />

direkteur by Vleissentraal<br />

Bloemfontein gelewer het. Van links<br />

is dr Piet Botha, Vleissentraal se<br />

voorsitter, en Wimpie du Plessis.<br />

Issue 35 ▪ July 2013<br />

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