Published Popular Articles

2022

1 A holistic view of holistic management: What do farm-scale and social studies tell us? Page 67-68 Heidi-Jayne Hawkins, and Michael Denis Cramer Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 13 No 1 (Research & Training)
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2 Action to unlock the potential of the red meat industry Gerhard vd Burgh 14 December 2021
3 Considering protein quality in diets for feedlot cattle Lourens Erasmus Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 13 No 2 (Research & Training)
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2021

1 Get your calves ‘feedlot healthy’ Prof D Holm and Dr AHR Hentzen Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 12 No 2 (Research & Training)
2 Measuring greenhouse gas emissions from cattle pen surfaces Dr L du Toit and Prof W van Niekerk Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 12 No 3 (Research & Training)
3 RMRDSA approved two important practical research projects: (1) Request to compile a video on wet carcass syndrome, and (2) Research on grazing systems (1) Profs Michiel Scholtz and Arno Hugo, and (2) Mr Tino Herselmann Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 12 No 4 (Research & Training)
4 The economic impact of red water Mr Francis Edwardes Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 12 No 5 (Research & Training)
5 Has high rigor temperature become a problem in South African Abattoirs? Dr Michelle Hope-Jones and Prof Philip Strydom Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 12 No 6 (Research & Training)

2020

1 Can South Africa¹s plant diversity be used to fight roundworm? LJ Mc Gaw. M Ondua, and MB Sakong Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 11 No 1 (Research & Training)
2 The protein quality of animal sources of protein B Pretorius, C Muller, and HC Schönfeldt Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 11 No 2 (Research & Training)
3 The economic cost of redwater Dr W Hoffmann and WFI Edwardes Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 11 No 3 (Research & Training)
4 The science of (delicious and healthy) marbling Phillip Strydom Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 11 No 3 (Production)
5 Trichomonosis – a tricky bugger for labs, vets, and farmers Prof Dietmar Holm and Dr T Zangure Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 11 No 4 (Research & Training)
6 Modelling rangelands for optimal production, future climates, and carbon sequestration Prof Tony Palmer Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 11 No 5 (Research & Training)
7 Sustainable from a South African red meat consumers perspective Hester Vermeulen, Carmen van Niekerk and Prof Hettie Schönfeldt Dié Rooi Ras Maart
8 What’s cooking? – Exploring red meat cooking methods among consumers in the Western Cape Hester Vermeulen, Beulah Pretorius and Prof Hettie Schönfeldt FarmLink FarmBiz June
9 Investigating consumers perceptions towards red meat classification Hester Vermeulen, Beulah Pretorius and Prof Hettie Schönfeldt Stockfarm June

2019

1 The population problem- Balancing environmental impact with nutrient density to ensure sustainable food security Dr Carmen Muller, Dr Beulah Pretorius & Prof Hettie Schonfeldt Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 10 no 1
2 Holistic grazing on rangelands : Does it improve production, veld Dr Hawkins Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 10 no 2
3 Plants vs zombies : Intestinal worms ! Prof McGaw, M Ondua and BM Sakong Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 10 no 3
4 Talking about hot air : Measuring methane emissions from livestock 1 Dr Lene van der Westhuizen, Dr Josef van Wyngaardt Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 10 no 4
5 Talking about hot air : Measuring methane emissions from livestock 2 Dr Lene van der Westhuizen, Dr Josef van Wyngaardt Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 10 no 4
6 The genetic diversity and sturdiness of South Africa’s landrace cattle breeds Dr Lene van der Westhuizen, Dr Michael MacNell and Prof Michiel Scholtz Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 10 no 5
7 Identifikasie van poena-status in die Bonsmara met die behulp van DNS tegnologie p1 Rulien Grobler Veeplaas Maart 2019
8 Identifikasie van poena-status in die Bonsmara met die behulp van DNS tegnologie p2 Rulien Grobler Veeplaas Maart 2019
9 Interaksies tussen elektriese stimulasie en karkasgrootte Agbeniga, EC Webb Veeplaas Maart 2019
10 Toename in natkarkassindroom – rede tot kommer K du Pisanie Veeplaas April 2019
11 ‘n Vergelyking van die karkasopbrengste van SA-bokramsoorte1
12 ‘n Vergelyking van die karkasopbrengste van SA-bokramsoorte 2
13 New research strategy for RMRD SA1
14 New research strategy for RMRD SA 2
15 New research strategy for RMRD SA 3

2018

1 Some lessons learnt over decades of research (G Bath) – Red Meat Vol 9 no1 p80-81 G Bath Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 9 no1
Some lessons learnt over decades of research (G Bath) – Red Meat Vol 9 no1 p83
Some lessons learnt over decades of research (G Bath) – Red Meat Vol 9 no1 p84-85
2 PredSA scientific assessment in final stages (p62-63) G Kerly Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 9 no 1
PredSA scientific assessment in final stages (p65)
3 Value added: Breaking down myths of price transmission in the red meat value chain F Maré, A Ogundeji & H Lombard Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 9 no 2
4 Die sosio-eknomiese impak van snotsiekte M van Vuuren, P Taljaard & W Grobbelaar Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 9 no 3
8 It’s dry… and it’s getting tougher B Conradie Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 9 no4
It’s dry… but you can farm it
It’s dry… and it’s getting toucher2
5 Sag, sappig, eg Suid-afikaans Basson, Frylinck Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 9 no 6
6 Jy hoef nie net vleis te lewer nie: begin melk ook S Grobler Landbouweekblad, 13 Jul 2018
7 Quality audit of South African lamb M Hope-Jones Afrgriland Jul/Aug 2018
9 Rooivleis se gesondheidswaarde word onderskat K du Pusani Veeplaas 29 Okt 2018
11 The importance of trace mineral supplementation for bull performance Dr GM Ferreira Stockfarm 29 Oct 2018
Value added – Mare, F

2017

1 Grazing efficiency: key tool in reducing carbon emissions CJL du Toit Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 8 no1
2 Productivity benchmarking – a Laingsburg case study B Conradie & J Piesse Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 8 no1
Productivity benchmarking -a Laingsburg case study2
Productivity benchmarking -a Laingsburg case study3
3 New approach needed to outfox costly predators H Dugmore (G Kerley) Bussiness Day 8 Feb 2017
4 Effect of oestrus synchronization and heifer age on calving percentage of extensively managed beef cattle SM Grobler, MM Scholtz, FWC Neser & JPC Greyling Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 8 no2
5 Veediefstal tendense en die rol van ongemerkte vee WA Lombard & FM van Rooyen Veeplaas, Apr 2017
6 Stock theft trends and the role of unmarked livestock WA Lombard & FM van Rooyen StokFarm, Apr 2017
7 Epigenetics and livestock production MM Scholtz & JP van Zyl Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 8 no 3
8 What is the actual cost of stolen livestock? WA Lombard Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 8 no 3
9 Protein in it’s prime: Putting the spotlight on the protein quality of SA beef HC Schönfeldt, B Pretorius, N Hall & M van Deventer Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 8 no 4
10 The jackal files: Contested historical narratives of predator management in South Africa N Nattrass & B Conradie Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 8 no 5
11 Easy, healthy and oh so decadent H Vermeulen, HC Schönfeldt & B Pretorius Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 8 no 6
12 Boere wen oorlog teen muggies NA Rivers-Moore Landbouweekblad, 15 September 2017
13 Alle oë is op rooivleisverbruikers en hul voorkeure WA Lombard, JP van Zyl, TR Beelders Veeplaas, Okt 2017

2016

1 Same old story (Part 2) Dr Jan van Wyk Rooivleis/Red Meat Feb 2016
Same old Story (Part 1)
2 Rooivleis en kanker Veeplaas Feb 2016
3 South Africa’s land race beef breeds – a heritage for food security Prof Michiel Scholtz and MC Makolobate Afgriland Jan/Feb 2016
4 International Award for Red Meat Research Dr Nicolette Hall Rooivleis/Red Meat Feb 2016
5 Research into high-density grazing Dr Heidi Hawkins Farmer’s Weekly 15 Apr 2016
6 Label Me(at), label you Hester Vermeulen, Prof Hettie Schönfeldt, Dr Beulah Pretorius Rooivleis/Red Meat Apr 2016
7 Seleksie vir aanpasbaarheid word noodsaaklik Prof Michiel Scholtz Brahman Apr 2016
8 To twin or not to twin Lene Pienaar and Prof Michiel Scholtz Rooivleis/Red Meat Jun 2016
9 TICKED OFF – An integrative control strategy for ticks and tick-borne diseases By Dr Christian Stutzer and Prof. Christine Maritz-Olivier Rooivleis/Red Meat Aug 2016
10 The Hassle with Highveld hay: Supplementing low-quality sheep grazing grasses with urea and starch H Mynardt, WA van Niekerk & LJ Erasmus Rooivleis/Red Meat Vol 7 no6
11 Drakrag, koeigrootte en gewig belangrik Motshabi Mokolobate and Prof Michiel Scholtz Brahman Aug 2016
12 The impact of predators on livestock: a scientific assessment Dr Dave Balfour, Prof Graham Kerley and Dr Amie Aucamp Stocfarm Aug 2016
13 Die impak van roofdiere op lewendehawe: ‘n Wetenskaplike assessering Dr Dave Balfour, Prof Graham Kerley and Dr Amie Aucamp Veeplaas Aug 2016
14 Genomic selection: a new tool for genetic improvement of SA livestock Prof Este v Marle-Koster and Dr Carina Visser Rooivleis/Red Meat Oct 2016
15 Model sal muggie plae kan voorspel N Rivers-Moore Landbouweekblad, 16 November 2016
16 Verbruikerstendense in die Suid Afrikaanse rooivleismark WA Lombaard Veeplaas, Oktober 2016
17 Consumer trends in the South African red meat market WA Lombaard Stockfarm, Oktober 2016

2015

1 Perception of low LSM consumers H Vermeulen, HC Schönfeldt, B Pretorius Rooivleis/Red Meat Feb 2015
2 Classification can make purchases easier P Strydom Stockfarm, Feb 2015
3 Importance of vitamin D in meat quality M Hope-Jones Afgriland, March/Apr 2015
4 Meat in sheep’s clothing AC Geyer, C Coetsee Rooivleis/Red Meat Apr 2015
5 Milk production drives profit in beef production A Maiwashe Rooivleis/Red Meat Apr 2015
6 Consumers need to be educated RMRD SA RPO Bulletin, Apr 2015
7 Lean, Leaner, Leanest N Hall, HC Schönfeldt, B Pretorius Rooivleis/Red Meat Jun 2015
8 Impak van roofdierskade op die vleisbeesbedryf in Suid-Afrika HO de Waal, C Badenhorst, W v Niekerk, D Strydom, H Jordaan Veeplaas, Junie 2015
9 Does packaging and storage period affect meat tenderness and colour K Modika, L Frylinck Afgriland, Jul/Aug 2015
10 The link to high quality beef P Strydom Rooivleis/Red Meat Aug 2015
11 Die vleisfaktor B Pretroius Rooivleis/Red Meat Aug 2015
12 Rooiwater geheime ontrafel M Combrinck Rooivleis/Red Meat Aug 2015
13 Perception is reality H Vermeulen, HC Schönfeldt, B Pretorius Rooivleis/Red Meat Oct 2015
14 Nature vs Nurture 1 G Scholtz, S Machiel Rooivleis/Red Meat Oct 2015
RMRD SA funded research published as popular articles published (Pork)
2015/2016
1 Does meat cause cancer? Prof Hettie Schönfeldt Porcus Oct/Nov 2015
2 The contribution of portion size of processed pork to total salt intake in the diet Dr Beulah Pretorius and Prof Hettie Schönfeldt Porcus Oct/Nov 2015

2014

1 Innovation = productivity SM Grobler, M Scholtz, PJJ Breytenbach Rooivleis/Red Meat Feb 2014
2 Navorsingsprojekte Rooivleis bedryfsforum HC Schönfeldt, RMRD SA RSG Landbou, Feb 2014
3 Animal protein can be eaten daily HC Schönfeldt, B Pretorius, N Hall Rooivleis/Red Meat Feb 2014
4 Verminder vee se koolstofvoetspoor M Scholtz Veeplaas, Maart 2014
5 Navorsing Rooivleisbedryfsforum HC Schönfeldt, RMRD SA RSG Landbou, Mrt 2014
6 Nutrition is only a sausage away M Magoro Stockfarm, April 2014
7 Vaccination: the future of tick control C Maritz-Olivier Rooivleis/Red Meat Apr 2014
8 Evaluation of beef cattle genetic predictions H Theron Rooivleis/Red Meat Apr 2014
9 Dink anders oor parasietbeheer J v Wyk Landbouwekblad, 18 Apr 2014
10 Feeding slaughter lambs for profit F vd Vyver Farmer’s Weekly, 16 May 2014
11 Burning veld as a management tool K Kirkman Stockfarm, May 2014
12 Holistic management of internal parasites G Bath & J v Wyk Rooivleis/Red Meat Jun 2014
13 Vitamin D3 for more tender meat K Moloto & L Frylinck Rooivleis/Red Meat Jun 2014
14 Predation research RMRD SA Rooivleis/Red Meat Jun 2014
15 Holistic management of internal parasites G Bath & J v Wyk Rooivleis/Red Meat Aug 2014
16 Zoonotic foodborne pathogens in rural cattle E Madoroba Rooivleis/Red Meat Aug 2014
17 Klassifikasie onder die loep P Strydom Rooivleis/Red Meat, Okt 2014
18 Composition of SA beef N Hall, HC Schönfeldt, B Pretorius Rooivleis/Red Meat, Okt 2014
19 The effect of Genotype on beef characteristics L Frylinck Rooivleis/Red Meat, Okt 2014
20 Carcass classification under the spotlight RMRD SA Rooivleis/Red Meat, Okt 2014
21 Nuuste navorings oor Ysterinhoud van Rooivleis B Pretorius RSG Landbou, Okt 2014
22 The 12th Meat Symposium (Announcement) RMRD SA Farmlink, Nov 2014
23 Prof Hettie Schönfeldt – Relevansie van die SA Karkasklassifikasie stelsel HC Schönfeldt, RMRD SA RSG Landbou, Nov 2014
24 Sheep industry takes the first steps towards implementation of genomic selection MA Snyman Afgriland, Nov 2014
25 A meaty challenge N Steyn Rooivleis/Red Meat, Des 2014
26 Ras en sensoriese eienskappe A Theunissen, G Scholtz, MD MacNeil Rooivleis/Red Meat, Des 2014
27 Chicken or Beef? Exploring the middle class consumer H Vermeulen, HC Schönfeldt, B Pretorius Rooivleis/Red Meat, Des 2014
28 Word kwaliteit korrek voorspel? P Strydom Rooivleis/Red Meat, Des 2014
Popular articles published by RMRD SA (Pork)
2014
1 Global food and nutrition policy trends Veronique Droulez, IMS Porcus, Jul 2014

2013

1 Red meat research strategy in South Africa B Pretorius Food Scienc and Technology, Feb 2013
2 Werkswinkel oor klimaats verandering G Schutte LBW, 7 Feb 2013
3 RMRD SA press release re climate change workshop on 30 January 2013 RMRD SA RPO Rooivleis Bulletin, Feb 2013
4 Plant growth estimation Tony Palmer Rooivleis/Red Meat, Maart 2013
5 Climate effect and adaptation (FA 8) RMRD SA Rooivleis/Red Meat, Maart 2013
6 An investigation into the socio-economic and environmental status and challenges of livestock agriculture in South Africa H Meissner RPO Rooivleis Bulletin, April 2013
7 Research and Development on climate change and greenhouse gasses in support of a vibrant livestock industry Scholtz, Schönfeldt, Schutte SASAS presentation & Article
8 Kruipvoer vir gesonde rumen Francois vd Vyver Rooivleis/Red Meat, June 2013
9 Developing the emerging sector (FA 7) RMRD SA Rooivleis/Red Meat, June 2013
10 Search for earlt BTB diagnosis Dr J Fhersen Rooivleis/Red Meat, Aug 2013
11 Effect of climate change Dr MM Scholtz Rooivleis/Red Meat, Oct 2013
12 Infleuencing of lower seeding rate Dr J v Heerden Rooivleis/Red Meat, Oct 2013
13 Spot the perfect steak Dr P Strydom Rooivleis/Red Meat Dec 2013
14 Tracing your food’s origin Prof J Kirsten Rooivleis/Red Meat Dec 2013
Popular articles published by RMRD SA (Pork)
2013
1 Tampans in northern Gauteng infected with the African swine fever viruses Dr L Heath AgriEco Feb 2013 (6 different regions)
2 Green light for red meat (sustainability) Prof HC Schönfeldt Porcus
3 Moisture enhancement of pork: Quality improvement or adulteration Prof A Hugo Porcus June / July 2013

2012

1 Kwaliteit rooivleis: Marmering P Strydom Afgriland, Jan/Feb 2012
2 The proof is always in the taste M Magoro Farmlink, Autumn 2012
3 CLA for healthier pork Prof A Hugo FW, 23 March 2012
4 Essential oils- A natural alternative to ionophores? Prof L Erasmus Red Meat/ Rooivleis, Maart 2012
5 Inligting krities vir waardeketting Dr D Spies Red Meat/ Rooivleis, Maart 2012
6 RMRD supports animal health (FA 3) RMRD SA Red Meat/ Rooivleis, Maart 2012
7 Kwaliteit rooivleis: Optimale veroudering en voorkoms P Strydom Afgriland, Mrt/Apr 2012
8 Manage predation costs RMRD SA Red Meat/ Rooivleis, June 2012
9 The effect of B-agonists P Strydom Red Meat/ Rooivleis, June 2012
10 Lucerne: Keep bugs at bay J v Heerden Red Meat/ Rooivleis, June 2012
11 Global market demands (FA 4) RMRD SA Red Meat/ Rooivleis, June 2012
12 Good news for red meat research in South Africa RMRD SA AgriEco, Aug 2012
13 Choose the right cut P Strydom Farmlink, Winter 2012
14 The economics of genes RR vd Westhuizen Red Meat/Rooivleis, Sep 2012
15 Red meat safety (FA 5) RMRD SA Red Meat/Rooivleis, Sep 2012
16 Do slaughter techniques influence meat quality? E Webb Farmlink, Spring 2012
17 Laboratory tick challenge for heartwater vaccine development Dr H Steyn AgriEco, Oct 2012
18 Effect of MAP, storage time and spoilage bacteria in minced beef on the growth of Staphylococcus aureus and E coli 0157:H7
(Mince on the menu)
Prof E Buys Farmlink, Summer 2012
19 Focus area 6 RMRDSA Red Meat/Rooivleis, Dec 2012
20 New tool for the improvement in cattle van Marle-Köster & Visser Red Meat/Rooivleis, Dec 2012
21 Kruisteel vir die toekoms Theunissen en Scholtz Red Meat/Rooivleis, Dec 2012

2010

1 A brief look at funding for red meat research RMRD SA Rooivleis/ Red Meat March 2010
2 New discoveries can solve a few red meat dilemmas RMRD SA Farmer’s Weekly, 28 May 2010
3 Spotlight on red meat’s nutrional profile Prof HC Schönfeldt Rooivleis/ Red Meat June 2010
4 New technologies to study “snotsiekte” C Vroon & A Bastos Rooivleis/ Red Meat June 2010
5 Towards a new vaccine for heartwater Dr D du Plessis Rooivleis/ Red Meat June 2010
6 Rift valley fever: a disease update Dr P Oberem Rooivleis/ Red Meat Sep 2010
7 Vaccine effective against heartwater Dr EP Zweygarth Rooivleis/ Red Meat Sep 2010
8 Study reveals most tender beef Dr L Frylinck Rooivleis/ Red Meat Sep 2010
9 Improving tick tolerance in beef cattle Dr Norman Maiwashe Rooivleis/ Red Meat Dec 2010
10 Detecting the bluetongue virus Dr O Koekemoer Rooivleis/ Red Meat Dec 2010
11 Update on RMRD SA RMRD SA Rooivleis/ Red Meat Dec 2010

2011

1 Navorsing werp nuwe lig op atrose Prof L Prozesky Landbouweekblad, 7 Jan 2011
2 Rooivleis Kwaliteit (Deel 1) Dr P Srydom Afgriland, Jan/Feb 2011
3 Rooivleis Kwaliteit (Deel 2) Dr P Srydom Afgriland, March/April 2011
4 Good news for red meat research in South Africa Prof HC Schönfeldt Rooivleis/ Red Meat March 2011
5 Stocking rate model development for cattle B Westfall Rooivleis/ Red Meat March 2011
6 Fifth Quarter nutrients Prof L Hoffman Rooivleis/ Red Meat March 2011
7 Better heartwater vaccine test Dr H Steyn Rooivleis/ Red Meat June 2011
8 Cut the gut gas L du Toit Rooivleis/ Red Meat June 2011
9 Climate change research RMRD SA Farmer’s Weekly, 29 Jul 2011
10 Hartwater dalk gou vasgevat Dr M van Kleef Landbouweekblad, 12 Aug 2011
11 Besmettingsmetode toetsentstowwe Dr H Steyn Landbouweekblad, 12 Aug 2011
12 Classifying carcasses Dr P Srydom Rooivleis/ Red Meat Sep 2011
13 Research and development (Focus area 1) RMRD SA Rooivleis/ Red Meat Sep 2011
14 Observation of FMDV and ASFV Dr J van Heerden Rooivleis/ Red Meat Sep 2011
15 Nutrition is only a sausage away M Magoro Farmlink, Spring 2011
16 Lamsvleis lekker en gesonder Prof HC Schönfeldt Landbouweekblad, 16 Sep 2011
17 Red meat industry’s new research protocols RMRD SA Farmer’s Weekly, 30 Sep 2011
18 Goeie vordering met slenkdal ondersoek Prof L Prozesky Landbouweekblad, 7 Okt 2011
19 Breeding to beat ticks Dr Norman Maiwashe Farmer’s Weekly, 7 Oct 2011
20 Countering heat stress in cattle Klaas-Jan Leeuw Farmer’s Weekly, 7 Oct 2011
22 Die bees- en skaapwaardeketting David Spies Rooivleis/Red Meat Dec 2011
23 Livestock production with global competitiveness (Focus Area 2) RMRD SA Rooivleis/Red Meat Dec 2011
24 Heat urges change of feed Klaas-Jan Leeuw Rooivleis/Red Meat Dec 2011
Popular articles published by RMRD SA (Pork)

2010

1 Response to balanced protein by pigs Prof R Gous Porcus, Sep 2010

2011

1 Observation of FMDV and ASFV Dr J van Heerden Rooivleis/ Red Meat Sep 2011