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A Cow’s Stomach

A cow is classified as a ruminant and has 4 stomachs namely the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasum. The rumen is the first and largest stomach. The food is stored in the rumen after it has been swallowed for the first time, after which the coarse parts are brought back up to be chewed again. […]

Sheep Semen

Here is an example of healthy sheep semen that shows high mobility. This means the sperm sample contains few abnormalities. Analysing the quality of sperm is important for AI (artificial insemination) purposes and it is also used to assure buyers at auctions of the ram’s fertility.

Pregnancy Diagnosis (PD’s)

In this photo, our 3rd-year Animal Science students are doing a practical where rectal palpation is practiced on a cow to determine if she is pregnant. Rectal palpation helps with herd management because it allows you to adjust your planning according to the number of pregnant animals. A farmer can thus determine whether his animals […]


The photos were taken early in the morning by a Plant and Soil Science student. Here the process called guttation can be observed. Guttation is the loss of water in the form of water droplets on the leaves of the plant. This happens when the rate of absorption by the plant roots is faster than […]


Two of our plant and soil science students went to visit a citrus farm in Letsitele. This farm has its own warehouse and exports citrus and, in the video, you can see how a sulphate mixture is used to kill the microbes on the citrus.


This photo was taken by a Plant and Soil Science student while he was doing holiday work in the Northern Cape. This is how a wheat harvest season comes to an end.

Worm Life Cycle

Studente leer van insek beheer en die verskillende lewensfases van eiers, wurms, papies en motte. Die beheer metodes op elke fase van die lewensiklus verskil.