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1. Name of the interviewer

 Tshimole
 (33%) 
 
 Mthobeli Mshubeki
 (33%) 
 
 Buti
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

2. Name

 Mongato Johannes Tshimole
 (33%) 
 
 Senzo
 (33%) 
 
 Buti Njeyiyana
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

3. Date

 11/24/2017
 (33%) 
 
 12/2/2017
 (33%) 
 
 1/9/2018
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

4. Questionnaire No

 1
 (100%)  

Total: 3

5. Province

 Limpopo
 (33%) 
 
 Eastern Cape
 (33%) 
 
 North West
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

6. District Municipality

 Waterberg
 (33%) 
 
 Amathole
 (33%) 
 
 Kenneth Kaunda
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

7. Local Municipality

 Lephalale
 (33%) 
 
 Nkonkobe
 (33%) 
 
 JB Marks
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

8. Town

 Lephalale
 (33%) 
 
 Alice
 (33%) 
 
 Potchefstroom
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

9. Contact numbers

 0836492671
 (33%) 
 
 040 7892 453
 (33%) 
 
 0613729534
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

10. Age in years

 54
 (33%) 
 
 44
 (33%) 
 
 41
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

11. Race

 Black
 (67%) 
 
 African
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

12. Gender

 Male
 (100%)  
 Female
 (0%)  

Total: 3

13. Education

 No School
 (0%)  
 <Grade 12
 (0%)  
 Grade 12
 (67%) 
 
 Tertiary
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

14. Household size

 3 Children
 (33%) 
 
 12
 (33%) 
 
 4
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

15. Farming experience (years)

 0
 (33%) 
 
 9
 (33%) 
 
 4
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

16. What is your main source of income?

 Salary
 (33%) 
 
 old age grand
 (33%) 
 
 Working as Lab Assistant
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

17. Indicate your source/s of income

 Livestock sales
 (0%)  
 Wage income/ salary
 (67%) 
 
 Social grants
 (33%) 
 
 Remittance
 (0%)  
 Other (specify)
 (0%)  

Total: 3

18. Land tenure system

 Own land
 (0%)  
 Communal
 (100%)  
 Leased
 (0%)  

Total: 3

19. Water sources

 Ground water
 (33%) 
 
 Dam
 (0%)  
 River
 (0%)  
 None
 (67%) 
 

Total: 3

20. Fenced grazing camps with water sources

 Yes
 (33%) 
 
 No
 (33%) 
 
 0
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

21. Do you keep cattle? If so, provide the amount in the open field below Yes or No buttons

 Yes
 (67%) 
 
 No
 (0%)  
 Goats
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

22. Do you keep sheep? If so, provide the amount in the open field below Yes or No buttons

 Yes
 (0%)  
 No
 (50%) 
 
 I want
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2

23. Do you keep goats? If so, provide the amount in the open field below Yes or No buttons

 Yes
 (0%)  
 No
 (100%)  

Total: 2

24. Reason for keeping/owning livestock

 Household consumption
 (0%)  
 Main source of livelihood
 (0%)  
 Sell during emergencies
 (67%) 
 
 Sale of animal products
 (0%)  
 To sell
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

25. Are your animals identified

 Yes
 (67%) 
 
 No
 (0%)  
 1
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

26. How are your animals identified? If you select "other" please specify in the open field below.

 Ear tagging
 (0%)  
 Ear tattooing
 (0%)  
 Number tagging
 (33%) 
 
 Branding
 (0%)  
 Ear notching
 (0%)  
 Other
 (0%)  
 Not identified
 (0%)  
 Ear tagging; Branding; Other; Cutting on the left ears
 (33%) 
 
 Ear tagging; Branding
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

27. If your animals are not identified, why not?


Total: 0

28. Apart from natural grazing do you usually provide your animals with supplements?

 Yes
 (67%) 
 
 No
 (0%)  
 0
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

29. Who primarily manages the day to day activities of livestock?

 Self
 (33%) 
 
 Hired worker
 (67%) 
 

Total: 3

30. If not managed by the owner, how often do you inspect your livestock?

 Daily
 (0%)  
 Weekly
 (67%) 
 
 Monthly
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

31. Do you usually sell your small stock?

 Yes
 (33%) 
 
 No
 (33%) 
 
 0
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

32. How many small stock do you sell in a year?

 Depends on bulls available, I usually sell bulls calves not female
 (50%) 
 
 3
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2

33. At what age do you usually sell?

 3 years
 (50%) 
 
 4 years
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2

34. Who determines the price?

 Auctiom
 (50%) 
 
 Myself
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2

35. On which basis is the price set?

 Scale
 (0%)  
 Body conditions
 (0%)  
 Number of teeth
 (0%)  
 Weight
 (0%)  
 Other (Please specify below)
 (0%)  
 Scale; Weight; Market value at auction
 (50%) 
 
 Body conditions; Weight
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2

36. When do you normally sell and why?

 Summer
 (33%) 
 
 Winter
 (0%)  
 Spring
 (33%) 
 
 Autumn
 (33%) 
 
 Other (please specify)
 (0%)  

Total: 3

37. Where do you sell your animals and products?

 Auction
 (50%) 
 
 sorrounding villages
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2

38. Are you a member of any farmers’ organisation? If yes, what is it called?

 Yes
 (0%)  
 No
 (100%)  

Total: 3

39. Please list the top 5 most common diseases of small stock you experience in your herd and indicate the type of animal affected.

 problem with eyes Skin sours
 (50%) 
 
 Redheart Gallsickness Mouth and foot diseases
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2

40. Do you usually vaccinate your animals?

 Yes
 (67%) 
 
 No
 (0%)  
 0
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

41. What type of livestock do you vaccinate?

 cattles
 (33%) 
 
 not vaccinating at all
 (33%) 
 
 Cattle and backyard chicken
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

42. For what diseases do you vaccinate and what is the name of the vaccinate being used?

 Antibiotic
 (50%) 
 
 not using vaccine
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2

43. Why do you vaccinate for this disease?

 not vaccinating
 (100%)  

Total: 1

44. Who provides you with a vaccination calendar?

 State vet/AHT
 (0%)  
 Cooperation
 (0%)  
 Farmer organisation
 (0%)  
 No access to a vaccination calendar
 (67%) 
 
 Other (Please specify)
 (0%)  
 Decide on my own
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

45. Do you experience any challenges with regards to vaccines and their use?

 Price
 (33%) 
 
 Distance to buy
 (0%)  
 Administration
 (0%)  
 Storage
 (0%)  
 Packaging
 (0%)  
 Efficacy
 (0%)  
 Price; Administration
 (33%) 
 
 Administration; Storage; Efficacy
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

46. How often do you control parasites

  
Weekly
Monthly
Quarterly
(%)001000
Dipping
        
 123N/A
(%)001000
Pour-ons
        
 123N/A
(%)001000
Doses
        
123N/A

Total: 2

47. When your animals are sick, who do you contact first?

 State vet/AHT
 (0%)  
 Cooperation
 (0%)  
 Farmer organisation
 (0%)  
 Other farmers (if any, specify)
 (0%)  
 State vet/AHT; Other farmers (if any, specify); Private Vet
 (33%) 
 
 if i can not tell i contact other farmers
 (33%) 
 
 State vet/AHT; Other farmers (if any, specify)
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

48. Have you previously received training and information on the following?

 Animal welfare
 (0%)  
 Proper use of apparatus
 (0%)  
 Storage of apparatus
 (0%)  
 Handling of apparatus
 (0%)  
 Poisonous plants causing mortalities
 (0%)  
 Breeding and pedigree
 (0%)  
 Marketing
 (0%)  
 Production practices
 (0%)  
 Primary animal health care
 (0%)  
 Disease management
 (0%)  
 No
 (33%) 
 
 Animal welfare; Storage of apparatus; Handling of apparatus; Disease management
 (33%) 
 
 No training offered
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

49. Who provided this training and information?

 Department of Agriculture
 (100%)  

Total: 1

50. Type of training preferred?

 Practical
 (0%)  
 Written form
 (33%) 
 
 Video
 (0%)  
 Practical; Written form; Video
 (33%) 
 
 Practical; Video
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

51. Besides the training mentioned above, is there any other you wish the veterinary staff were giving you. Mention this on the lines below:

 if they can do practical and help us to do by ourselves
 (50%) 
 
 Animal health and production
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2

52. How often do you have contact with an animal health practitioner?

 Weekly
 (0%)  
 Monthly
 (0%)  
 Quarterly
 (33%) 
 
 When I have a problem with animals
 (33%) 
 
 no at all
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

53. To which animal handling facilities do you have access to?

 Crush pan
 (33%) 
 
 Dipping tank
 (0%)  
 Neck clamp
 (0%)  
 Loading ramp
 (0%)  
 Shearing shed
 (0%)  
 Other (Please specify)
 (0%)  
 Communial crsh pan
 (33%) 
 
 none
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

54. Which media technologies do you have access to?

 Radio
 (33%) 
 
 TV
 (0%)  
 Cellphone
 (0%)  
 Other (Please specify)
 (0%)  
 TV; Cellphone
 (33%) 
 
 Cellphone; email
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

55. Which form of media technology do you prefer to receive information and training?

 Email/Phone
 (33%) 
 
 TV
 (33%) 
 
 Internet and email
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

56. Do you have record of which ewes lambed or which did not lamb during the year?

 Yes
 (0%)  
 No
 (67%) 
 
 0
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

57. How many ewes lambed during the year

 I dont have lambs
 (50%) 
 
 i do not keep lambs
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2

58. How many ewes did not lamb during the year.

 I dont have lambs
 (50%) 
 
 Depend
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2

59. How many lambs were born alive?

 I dont have lambs
 (50%) 
 
 not sure
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2

60. How many multiple lambs did you identify?

 I dont have lambs
 (50%) 
 
 i can say 80 % of ewes
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2

61. Do you have record of which rams mated with which ewes?

 Yes
 (0%)  
 No
 (67%) 
 
 0
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

62. How many rams were mated with ewes during the year?

 I dont have lambs
 (50%) 
 
 do not keep sheeps
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2

63. how many ewes were mated with rams during the year?

 I dont have lambs
 (50%) 
 
 none
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2

64. How many rams do you use per 100 ewes?

 I dont have lambs
 (50%) 
 
 none
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2

65. How frequently are ewes mated?

 Rams continuously with ewes
 (0%)  
 Once a year
 (0%)  
 Three times a year
 (0%)  
 I dont have lambs
 (50%) 
 
 none
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2

66. What age are ewes mated?

 I dont have lambs
 (50%) 
 
 none
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2

67. What age are rams mated?

 I dont have lambs
 (50%) 
 
 none
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2

68. Do your ewes lamb throughout the year?

 Yes
 (0%)  
 No
 (67%) 
 
 0
 (33%) 
 

Total: 3

69. If ewes do not lamb throughout the year, specify season /time periods of the year?

 I dont have lambs
 (50%) 
 
 do not keep sheeps
 (50%) 
 

Total: 2