Safety First: The Role of GMO’s in Cattle Feed

Very critical information

Facts About Beef

Myth : Feeding cattle genetically modified (GMO) crops is unhealthy for the animals and results in unsafe beef.

TheFacts: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) or biotechnology in plant agriculture is the process of taking a desirable trait in one plant or organism and placing it into another.  Biotechnology is used to create traits that make crops more tolerable or resistant to plant disease, pests and environmental conditions such as drought and crop protection (herbicides).

cattle_feedThese advancements in breeding and seed technologies often allow farmers to use less crop protection tools such as plant fertilizers, pesticides, as well as less natural resources such as the water required to grow crops..

Crops from biotechnology seeds are studied extensively to make sure they are safe for people, animals and the environment before they reach the farm or ranch.  All biotechnologies in agriculture must go through U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to…

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Disease control measure for livestock through Sprayrace dipping.

Why use Spray Race?

Jenge Mobile to fixed stainless steel Sprayrace

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Disease control starts at the owner of livestock, and must be controlled from that level outwards up to national level. Tropical conditions and high rainfall favors strong populations of various ticks and mites in central Africa. Livestock areas are commonly shared or border on wildlife habitation, which increases the impact of various diseases and parasites through direct or indirect contact.

Owners of livestock are not always directly involved with the daily grazing and treating of livestock, as livestock are often entrusted to be gathered with other livestock in a specific area to be grazed together with a common herdsman. This indirect control is the greatest contributor to spreading of diseases when the herdsman is not properly skilled.

Livestock losses must be weighed against the cost of national outbreaks of various diseases like East coast fever which could destroy the financial stability of the area and nation.

The owner of livestock can influence the whole area around him by negligent practises. Older plunge dips were the best method for years but tighter economic conditions have made owners of livestock rethink. The uncertainty of the concentration of active chemicals in the plungedip, due to losses through theft or accidental dilution through rains could lead to unexpected losses in the herd. Refilling of plunge dips is very expensive exercise if the sollution in the plunge dip is found to be contaminated or over diluted. Plunge dips also contribute yearly to mortalities and serious injuries to livestock worldwide. Pour-on dips have always been the backup plan and are perfect for short term but very expensive in the long run.

The modern farmer requires an effective chemical spray applicator which can:

Be moved when required from one area to another

Create a calmer and safer handling of livestock

Ensure the owner that the correct concentration is applied to the livestock as prescribed by the chemical manufacturer

Create a safer dipping method that can dip livestock from day one inclusive of sick and heavily pregnant animals

Have the ability to create financial income indirectly through reduction of livestock losses through tickborne diseases and directly through delivering this necessary service to fellow livestock owners at a fixed cost per head of livestock

Give the livestock owner the luxury to change the type of chemical due to various reasons such as availibility of specific brand or necessary change due to chemical resistance build up in parasites

Deliver a faster and effective application, saving the livestock owner time and money everytime he dips his animals.

Sprayraces uses half the dip than plungedips per animal per year !!

Jenge Sprayraces is supplied complete with Petrol driven water Pumpset or 3Phase electrical Pumpset.

Customer is to supply 1cubic meter Sand and 1 cubic Meter small stone and 6 Bags of cement as well as 40 x 6inch cement blocks. Customer supply labour and builder and we will supply technician to assist with Correct building of slab and reservoir.


Pietersburg (Polokwane) Soutpansberg district – Anton Visser

Internal Sales: Silvi Myburgh –

Western Cape and Eastern Cape – Tabu Vermaas

Nylstroom, Waterberg district – Gert Bekker

Kwazulu NAtal and Southern Mpumulanga – Leon Botha

Gauteng South and Free State – Pierre Visser

1.The Sprayrace from Sprayraces Africa are completely built from Stainless Steel in order to prevent it from rusting as most other sprayraces are doing because they use mild steel piping with paint on that rust.

2. The Sprayrace are also the only sprayrace that have a facility to flush dirt and sand (which builts up in the pipes) properly out after every dipping with great ease of operation.

3. The Sprayrace uses large gauge stainless Steel tube in order to ensure high water velocity in the tubes which ensures self cleansing of the pipes and removes deposits of dirt in the pipes very fast.

4. The Sprayrace uses high volume Linear Cam Sprayer nozzles purposely built out of Stainless Steel to ensure the high volume of water is pressured brush over the hair of the cattle rather than the nice to look at mist sprayer action that other spray races uses. this mist mostly evaporate from the hide of the animal when it leaves the sprayrace, This is make the high volume nozzles much more cost effective, ensuring the water/dip mixture are dosed correctly. The total nozzle exits are 28 but take note that they supply more water per second then the fine sprayers on other sprayraces. The Sprayrace uses a canvas cover that can outlast the metal cladding but are much safer to the animals than the razor sharp metal cladding (especially when it starts to rust) The Jenge Sprayrace uses a stainless coupling system that ensures that the pipe from pump can be connected or disconnected time over time without need of a tool. This connects the 2″ Heliflex flexible pipes (2 pipes pieces ( 1×2.5m and 1×3.5m) with all fittings and strainer. All pipes are pre made up with 4 pipe clamps to secure all pipe fittings.

5. The Pump is 600liters per minute petrol driven pumpset. We have discard the use of fibreglass tank as the fibreglass are dangerous when the tank starts to get old. Fibreglas pieces that are blast through a sprayrace can harm cattle. These fibreglass further damages when scrub out after each dipping session. We supply proper technical drawings for building of a cement sump that will last for years and can be easily fixed by anyone with limited building experience.

spraydip device for applying insecticide or other solution to the coat of animals, replacing the plunge dip. The animal walks through a compartment which carries spray nozzles on the sides, below and above. Excess spray drains into a sump and is reused. Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary, 3 ed. 2007 Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved

spray race a lane with high fences, used to restrain animals while they are being sprayed, usually with insecticide. Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary, 3 ed. 2007 Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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