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 pfourie Fourie

POSITION
Professor/Head of Department
QUALIFICATIONS
N. Dip.: Agricultural Management (Technikon, Free State), B. Tech.: Agricultural Management (Central University of Technology, Free State), M. Tech.: Agricultural (Central University of Technology, Free State), D. Tech.: Agriculture (Central University of Technology, Free State), MDP (University of the Free Sate), NHD Post School Education (Technikon SA).
SHORT CV
Pieter Fourie is the Head of Department and lecturers subjects to 4th and 5th year students within the Department of Agriculture and is a SACNASP registered Professional Scientist. In addition to his lecturing activities, he is also successfully supervised 21 Masters and 5 Doctorate students. He completed his academic training in Agricultural Management, Agriculture, Management and Post School Education at the Central University of Technology, Free State, University of the Free Sate and Technikon SA.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Animal Production and Managment, Agricultural Management
PUBLICATIONS
 
BECKER, S.J. & FOURIE, P.J. 2021. Phenotypic characterisation of Meatmaster sheep using quantitative and qualitative trait analysis. Trop Anim. Health and Prod; 53(2): Article 326, (2021).
 
BILA, L., TYASI, T.L., FOURIE, P.J. & KATIKATI, A. 2021. Classification and regression tree analysis to predict calving ease in Sussex heifers using pelvic area dimensions and morphological traits. J Adv Vet Anim. Res; 8(1):164–172.
BILA, L., FOURIE, P.J. & TYASI, T.L. 2021. Using Pelvic Areas and Linear Body Measurements in the Selection for Reduced Dystocia Rates in Sussex Heifers. Indian J. of Anim. Res. DOI: 10.18805/IJAR.B-1303.
 
NKOSI, B.D.,  SESHOKA, M.L., MALEBANA, I.M.M., FOURIE, P.J., KANENGONI, A.T., THOMAS, R.S., 2020.  Effects of dietary exogenous enzyme addition on the growth performance, nutrient digestion and carcass characteristics in Large White x Landrace crossbred pigs fed diets containing Avocado (Persia Americana) oil cake (AOC) silage. Trop. Anim. Health and Prod. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11250-020-02312-8. 
SESHOKA, M.L., FOURIE, P.J., KANENGONI, A.T., MALEBANA, I.M.M., THOMAS, R.S., NKOSI, B.D., 2020. Effects of different dietary inclusion levels of ensiled avocado (Persia Americana) oil cake on the growth performance, nutrient digestion and carcass characteristics of weaner pigs. Manuscript accepted for publication by the S. Afr. J. of Anim.  Sci. Vol 50, no3 pp (APPROVED FOR PUBLICATIONS).
  • FOSTER, L.A., FOURIE, P.J. & NESER, F.W.C., 2020. Effect of different levels of supplementation after weaning on beef heifer development. SA J. Anim. Sci. Vol 50, pp 129-137.
HERMAN L JORDAAN, PIETER J FOURIE & RYK LUES, 2019. Occurrence of rhinoceros in the Free State, South Africa: areassessment. Pachyderm Journal, No 60, July 2018-June 2019, pp 67-77.
NWAFOR, I.C., ROBERTS, H.A. & FOURIE, P.J., 2019.  Prevalence of gastrointestinal helminths and parasites in smallholder pigs reared in the central Free State Province. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, Vol 86 (1), pp 1-8, 2019. a1687. https://doi. org/10.4102/ojvr. v86i1.1687.
KATIKATI, A., & FOURIE, P.J., 2019. The production and management practices of emerging cattle farmers in the Amathole and Chris Hani districts of Eastern Cape Province. South African Journal of Agricultural Extension. Vol 47 No1, P 92-102. ISBN 2413-3221.
  • NWAFOR, I.C., ROBERTS, H.A. & FOURIE, P.J., 2019. Awareness of porcine helminthiasis and the prevalent farm management operations among smallholder pig farmers in the Free State. SA J. Agric. Ext. Vol 47, No 3, P 61-69.
NWAFOR, I.C., ROBERTS, H. & FOURIE, P.J., 2018. Porcine helminthiasis and the prevalent farm management operations among smallholder pig farmers in the Free State Province of South Africa. Paper accepted for the 32nd conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production. Abstract published in Animal Production Science, Volume 58, Issue 8.
FOSTER, L.A., FOURIE, P.J. & NESER, F.W.C. 2018. Production parameters of a beef herd on transitional Cymbopogon-Themeda veld, receiving three different levels of lick supplementation. SA J. Anim. Sci. Vol 48 (no2), P213-221, ISSN 0375-1589.
FOURIE, P. J., MAHLAKO, S. R., & VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, C. 2018. Assessment of the management practices of emerging sheep production systems in the Eastern Free State: can the extensionist make a difference? S. Afr. J. Agric. Ext., Vol. 46, No. 2, 57 – 68.
BADENSHORST, J., FOURIE, P.J. & VOSLOO, M. 2017. The effects of Swedish message on performance horses in the Bloemfontein area. Journal of New Generation Sciences. Vol 15 (no2).
CHIPFUPA, L., NHERERA-CHOKUDA, F.V. & FOURIE, P.J., 2017. Prickly pear carpets, grasses and shrubs of the western Free State rangelands. Grassroots. Vol. 17, No. 1, pp 25 - 30.
FOSTER, L.A., FOURIE, P.J. & NESER, F.W.C. 2016. A survey of lick supplementation and management practices of commercial beef farmers in the Zastron district. S. African J. Agric. Ext. Vol 44 No 2, 158-166.
 
FOURIE, P.J., 2015. Promoting the purchasing of performance tested Dorper rams: the role of Agricultural extension.  S. African J. Agric. Ext. Vol 43 No 1, 32-40.
FOURIE, P.J. & MATLI, K.P., 2014. Promoting profitability and sustainability in the backgrounding of beef calves: The role of Agricultural Extension. S. African J. Agric. Ext. Vol 2 No 2, 115-126.
FOSTER, L.A., FOURIE, P.J. & NESER, F.W.C., 2014. The profitability and production of a beef herd on transitional Cymbopogon – Themeda veld receiving three different levels of lick supplementation - Preliminary results. S. African J. Anim. Sci. Vol 44 No 5, 31-35.
 
FOURIE, P.J. & VAN ROOYEN, I.M. & SCHWALBACH, L.M., 2013.  The suitability of linear body measurements for the prediction of pelvis area in dorper sheep.  Journal of New Generation Sciences. Vol 11 no 3, 18-28.
FOURIE, P.J., FOSTER, L.A., & NESER, F.W.C., 2013. Effect of heat stress in the Zastron District: The significance of breed, coat colour and coat type.  J. of New Generation Sci. Vol 11 no 1, 66-73.
 
VAN ROOYEN, I.M., FOURIE, P.J. & SCHWALBACH, L.M., 2012. Relationship between pelvic and linear body measurements in Dorper ewes. S. African J. Anim. Sci. Vol 42, 498-502.
FOURIE, P.J., VOS, P.J.A. & ABIOLA, S.S., 2009.  The influence of supplementary light on Dorper lambs fed intensively. S African J. Anim. Sci. Vol 39, 211-214.
FOSTER, L.A., FOURIE, P.J., & NESER, F.W.C., 2009. Differences in physical traits such as coat score and hide thickness together with tick burdens and body condition score in four beef breeds in the Southern Free State. S. Afr.  J. Anim. Sci.  Vol. 39, 224-228.
FOURIE, P.J., MAASZ, D.J., & UMESIOBI, D.O. 2006.  The effect of supplemented light on certain production parameters of young beef bulls fed intensively.  S. African J. Anim. Sci. Vol 36, 59-62.
FOURIE, P.J., SCHWALBACH, L.M., NESER, F.W.C. and GREYLING, J.P.C., 2005. Relationship between body measurements and serum testosterone levels of dorper rams. Small Ruminant Research, Vol 56, 75-80.
DEMEKE, S., VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, C., FOURIE, P.J., NESER, F.W.C & LEMMA, S. 2005. Effect of genotype and supplementary feeding on growth performance of sheep in the highlands of Ethiopia. South African Journal of Animal Science, Vol 34 (2):110-112.
FOURIE, P.J., SCHWALBACH, L.M., NESER F.W.C. and VAN DER WESTHUIZEN C., 2004. Scrotal, testicular and semen characteristics of young dorper rams managed under intensive and extensive conditions. Small Rum. Res., Vol. 54, (1-2) 53-59.
FOURIE, P.J., NESER F.W.C., OLIVIER, J.J & VAN DER WESTHUIZEN C. 2002.  Relationship between production performance and body measurements of Dorper rams. South Afr. J. of Anim. Sci., Vol 32 (4), 256-262.  
FOURIE, P.J., NESER F.W.C. & VAN DER WESTHUIZEN C. 2000.  Relationship between performance measurements and sales price of Dorper rams in the Northern Cape veld-ram club. S. Afr. J. of Anim. Sci., Vol 30 (2):128-132.
 
Patent
Fourie, P.J. & Van Rooyen, I.M., 2014. Pelvic meter. South Africa, Patent P59736ZP00 filed 11 December 2012, and issued 5 February 2014.
BOOK(S) OR CHAPTER(S) IN BOOK(S)
D.O., UMESIOBI, L.P., MASIA & P.J., FOURIE (2015). Enzootic Geophagia of Livestock in the Central Free State of South Africa: Farmers' Observations. In: Human and Enzootic Geophagia. Eds, GE Ekosse, VM Ngole, L De Jager, E Fosso-Kankeu. ISBN 978-0-620-64308-5 page 336-367.  
PRESENTED CONFERENCES, AND SCHOLARLY PAPERS
FOURIE, P.J. & BECKER, S.J., 2021. Relationship between certain body measurements and production parameters in the Meatmaster. Annual Journal of the SA Meatmaster Breeders’ Society. 
Lubabalo BILA, Thobela Louis TYASI, Pieter FOURIE, 2020. Calve sex as a predictor of calving ease in Sussex heifers. Online presentation, Proceedings of the International Congress on Domestic Animal Breeding Genetics and Husbandry (ICABGEH-2020), 12-14 August in Izmir, Turkey.
 
  • SESHOKA, M.L., MALEBANA, I.M.M., FOURIE, P.J., KANENGONI, A.T., NKOSI, B.D., 2019. Dietary inclusion of ensiled avocado (Persia Americana) oil cake on pig growth performance. Presented at the 70th Conference of the European Association of Animal Production held in Ghent, Belgium, 26 – 30 August, pp 487.
BILA, L. & FOURIE, P.J., 2019 Using pelvic area measurements in the selection for reduced dystocia rates in Sussex heifers- preliminary results. Proceedings of the 51st annual congress of the South African Society of Animal Sciences, Bloemfontein.
 
JACOBSZ, J. & FOURIE, P.J., 2019. Pelvimetry and other selected factors causing dystocia in young Dorper and Dohne Merino ewes – preliminary results. Proceedings of the 51st annual congress of the South African Society of Animal Sciences, Bloemfontein.
NKWANA, A.T., FOURIE, P.J. & HOON, J.H., 2019. Effect of dietary inclusion levels of diatomaceous earth on production, carcass characteristics and faecal egg count of lambs. Proceedings of the 51st annual congress of the South African Society of Animal Sciences, Bloemfontein.
NWAFOR, I.C., ROBERTS, H.A. & FOURIE, P.J., 2019 Growth performance and faecal egg count reduction in naturally parasitized pigs fed graded levels of dry chicory (Cichorium intybus) roots. Proceedings of the 51st annual congress of the South African Society of Animal Sciences, Bloemfontein.
 
FOURIE, P.J. & BECKER, S.J., 2019. Relationship between body weight and certain body measurements of Meatmaster rams- preliminary results. Annual Journal of the SA Meatmaster Breeders’ Society. 
FOSTER, L.A., FOURIE, P.J. & NESER, F.W.C. 2015. Effect of different levels of supplementation on the reproduction and profitability of a cow-calf production system in the south-eastern Free State. Poster presented at the 48th Congress of the South African Society of animal Sciences. Empangeni, 21-23 September, 2015.
 
FOSTER, L.A., FOURIE, P.J. & NESER, F.W.C. 2015. Effect of different levels of supplementation on beef heifer development in the south-eastern Free State. Poster presented at the 48th Congress of the South African Society of animal Sciences. Empangeni, 21-23 September, 2015.
 
  • MOTOLWANA, A.S., FOURIE, P.J., DE WITT, F.H. & FAIR, M.D., 2015. Effect of dietary inclusion levels of diatomaceous earth on production and carcass characteristics of broilers. Poster presented at the 48th Congress of the South African Society of animal Sciences. Empangeni, 21-23 September, 2015.
 
FOURIE, P.J., & MATLI, K.P., 2014. Factors affecting profitability in the backgrounding of beef calves: A South African perspective.  Poster presented at the 65th annual meeting of the European Federation of Animal Production. Copenhagen, Denmark, 25-29 August 2014.

VAN ROOYEN, I.M. & FOURIE, P.J., 2014. Prediction of pelvic area through body measurements in Dorper ewes. Poster presented at the 65th annual meeting of the European Federation of Animal Production. Copenhagen, Denmark, 25-29 August 2014.

 
FOURIE, P.J. & VAN ROOYEN, I.M., 2014. The effect of pelvic size on lambing ease in young Dorper ewes – preliminary results. Poster presented at the Dorper World Conference. Bredasdorp, 16 September 2014.
VAN ROOYEN, I.M. & FOURIE, P.J., 2014. Prediction of pelvic area through body measurements in Dorper ewes. Poster presented at the Dorper World Conference. Bredasdorp, 16 September 2014.
FOURIE, P.J., VAN ROOYEN, I.M. & DUPISANE, K., 2014. Distokie by skape- wolf in skaapklere. Veeplaas vol. 5 no 9.
FOURIE, P.J. & VAN ROOYEN, I.M., 2014. The relationship between pelvic measurements and lambing ease in young Dorper ewes- preliminary results. Dorper news 2014.
FOURIE, P.J., 2014. Increasing herd efficiency...the role of the producer. Presentation at the Olifantshoek farmer’s day, 01 April,  2014.
CHIPFUPA L, NHERERA FV AND FOURIE P. J. 2014.  Rangeland degradation in Opuntia-invaded dry zones of South Africa, implications on grazing strategies, carbon sequestration and livestock outputs. Global Change Conference. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, 1 -5 December 2014. Oral presentation.
FOSTER, L.A., FOURIE, P.J. & NESER, F.W.C. 2013. A survey of commercial beef cattle farming systems in the Zastron district in the Free State.  Poster presented at the 46th Congress of the South African Society of animal Sciences. Bloemfontein, 23-26 June, 2013.
 
FOSTER, L.A., FOURIE, P.J., NESER, F.W.C., 2013.  The profitability and production of a beef herd on transitional Cymbopogon – Themeda veld receiving three different levels of lick supplementation-preliminary results. Oral ppresentation presented at the 46th Congress of the South African Society of Animal Sciences. Bloemfontein, 23-26 June, 2013.
 
FOURIE, P.J., 2013. Toxic emotions the academic must overcome. Presentation during the SoTL discussion of the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences on 14 August 2013.
 
FOURIE, P.J., 2012. The academic as a leader. Presentation during the SoTL discussion of the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences on 22 August 2012.
 
FOURIE, P.J., 2012. General research tips to bring under the attention of young researchers.  Presentation during the research collocium of the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences on 1 June 2012.
 
Fourie, P.J., Van Rooyen, I.M., Schwalbach, L.M.J., 2012. Kan liniêre liggaamsmates gebruik word vir die voorspelling van pelvisarea by Dorperskape? Dorper nuus, 2012.
Van Rooyen, I.M., Fourie, P.J., Schwalbach, L.M.J. 2011. The relationship between pelvic dimensions and linear body measurements in Dorper ewes. Poster presented at the South African Society of Animal Science Conference, Stellenbosch, 11-14 July, 2011.
Van Rooyen, I.M., Fourie, P.J., Schwalbach, L.M.J. 2011. The relationship between pelvic dimensions and linear body measurements in Dorper rams. Poster presented at the South African Society of Animal Science Conference, Stellenbosch, 11-14 July, 2011.
 
FOURIE, P.J., 2010. Ons strewe na ’n beter Dorper...die produsent se rol. Praatjie gelewer te Koffiefontein Dorperdag, 20 Mei, 2010.
 
FOURIE, P.J., VOS, P.J.A. & ABIOLA, S.S. 2008.  The effect of supplementary light on the production performance of Dorper lambs fed intensively. Poster presented at the World Conference on Animal Production, Cape Town, 24-28 November, 2008.
FOSTER, L.A., FOURIE, P.J., NESER, F.W.C. & FAIR, M.D. 2008. Differences in physical traits such as coat score and hide thickness together with tick burdens and body condition score in four beef breeds in the Southern Free State. Poster presented at the World Conference on Animal Production, Cape Town, 24-28 November, 2008.
 
FOSTER, L.A., FOURIE, P.J., NESER, F.W.C. & FAIR, M.D. 2008.  Effect of heat stress in the Zastron District: The significance of breed, coat color and coat type. Poster presented at the World Conference on Animal Production, Cape Town, 24-28 November, 2008.
 
FOURIE, P.J., 2008. Die verwantskap tussen liggaamsmates en groei op die veld. Praatjie gelewer te Niekerkshoop Dorper inspekteursdag, 18 Junie, 2008.
 
FOURIE, P.J., 2008. Ons strewe na ’n beter Dorper...die pad vorentoe. Praatjie gelewer te Goedehoop (Edenburg) Dorperdag, 04 Junie, 2008.
VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, C., SHIYA, M.A. & FOURIE, P.J.  2008.  Developing new farmers’ competitiveness by measuring their managerial performance.   Poster presented at the Annual conference of the Agricultural Economics Association of Southern Africa, Windhoek, 23-26 September 2008.
FOURIE, P.J., MAASZ, D.J., & UMESIOBI, D.O. 2006. The effect of supplemented light on certain production parameters of young beef bulls fed intensively.  Proceedings of the 2006 joint ADSA (American Dairy Science Association) & ASAS (American Society of Animal Science) annual congress, 9-3 July 2006, Minneapolis: USA.
DE WET, D.R., SCHWALBACH, L.M.J., FOURIE, P.J.  2006.  Effects of light and  
nutritional management on the carcass, scrotal, testicular and semen characteristics of beef bulls. Proceedings of the 41st Congress of the South African Society of Animal Sciences. 3 April – 7 April 2006, Bloemfontein: South Africa.  
MAASZ, D.J., FOURIE, P.J. & UMESIOBI, D.O. 2006. The effect of supplemented light on certain production parameters of young beef bulls fed intensively.  Proceedings of the 41st Congress of the South African Society of Animal Science.  3-6 April 2006, Bloemfontein: South Africa.
 
TOANA, L.K., MULUGETA, S.D., FOURIE, P.J. & VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, C. 2006.  Factors affecting individual cow somatic cell count and milk composition on small-scale dairy farms in QwaQwa.  Proceedings of the 41st Congress of the South African Society of Animal Science, 3-6 April 2006, Bloemfontein: South Africa.
FOURIE, P.J., MAASZ, D.J., & UMESIOBI, D.O. 2006.  The effect of supplemented light on certain production parameters of young beef bulls fed intensively.  Proceedings of the Prestige Research Day of the CUT, 11 October 2006, Bloemfontein South Africa.
FOURIE, P.J., 2006. Om te meet is om te weet. Praatjie gelewer te Petrusburg boeredag, 13 Junie, 2006.
FOURIE, P.J.,  SCHWALBACH, L.M.J., NESER, F.W.C. & C. VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, 2004.  Some evidence of detrimental effects of high-energy diets on seminal characteristics of rams.  The 2nd Joint Congress of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa and the South African Society of Animal Science. 28 June – 1 July 2004, Goudini, SA.  
DEMEKE, S., VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, C., FOURIE, P.J., NESER, F.W.C and LEMMA, S. 2004. Effect of genotype and supplementary feeding on growth performance of sheep in the highlands of Ethiopia. Proceedings of the 2nd joint Grassland Society of Southern Africa and the South African Society of Animal Sciences Congress, 28 June to 01 July 2004, Goudini Spa, PP 114.
                               
FOURIE, P.J., SCHWALBACH, L.M., NESER. F.W.C., & GREYLING J.P.C., 2004. Relationship between serum testosterone levels and masculinity in Dorper rams. The 2nd Joint Congress of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa and the South African Society of Animal Science. 28 June to 1 July 2004, Goudini, SA.
FOURIE, P.J., SCHWALBACH, L.M., NESER F.W.C. and VAN DER WESTHUIZEN C., 2004. Effect of high energy diets on the reproductive performance of Dorper rams. Interim, year 3, vol. (1) 107-110.
FOURIE, P.J., SCHWALBACH, L.M., NESER. F.W.C., & GREYLING J.P.C, 2003. Effect of high energy diets on the reproductive performance of Dorper rams. Proceedings of the International Conference on Agriculture Science and Technology. 14 October to 17 October 2003. Houston, USA.
 
FOURIE, P.J., 2003. Die interaksie tussen tipe en testosteroonvlakke by Dorperramme.  Praatjie gelewer te Trompsburg boeredag, 14 April 2003.
 
FOURIE, P.J., NESER F.W.C., OLIVIER, J.J & VAN DER WESTHUIZEN C. 2002.  Relationship between performance and linear body measurements of Dorper rams.     Presentation at the World Congress of Young Farmers, 11-13 February 2002, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
 
FOURIE, P.J., F.W.C. NESER, J.J. OLIVIER & C. VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, 2002. Interaction between linear body measurements, serum testosterone and performance of Dorper rams   Proceedings of the Prestige Research Day of the CUT, 10 October 2002, Bloemfontein South Africa.
FOURIE, P.J., NESER F.W.C., OLIVIER, J.J & VAN DER WESTHUIZEN C. 2002.  Groei-aanduiders by Dorpers.  Dorper Nuus, vol 61.
FOURIE, P.J., NESER, F.W.C., OLIVIER, J.J. & VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, C. 2001.  Relationship between performance and linear body measurements of Dorper rams. Poster presented at the Annual Prestige Research Day of Technikon Free State, 18 October 2001, South Africa.
FOURIE, P.J., NESER, F.W.C., OLIVIER, J.J. & VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, C. 2001.  Groeiprestasie al hoe belangriker vir ramkopers. Landbou weekblad. 1195: 50-51.
VAN DER WESTHUIZEN C., FOURIE, P.J. & NESER, F.W.C., 2000.  Buyer’s responses to performance data of rams in view of price premiums paid for various effects.  Poster presented at the 39th Annual AESA Conference. 28-29 September 2000. Sun City, South Africa.
 
FOURIE, P.J., NESER F.W.C. & VAN DER WESTHUIZEN C. 1999.  Factors affecting sale price of performance tested Dorper pasture rams: A South African experience.  Presentation at the 91st annual congress of the American Society of Animal Science, 20-23 July 1999, Indianapolis, USA.
VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, C., FOURIE, P.J., & VILJOEN M.F., 1999. A comparison between the performance index and the management practices of livestock farmers. Poster presented at the 37th annual congress of the South African Society of Animal Science, 27 – 29 July 1999, Pretoria.
FOURIE, P.J., NESER F.W.C. & VAN DER WESTHUIZEN C. 1999.  Factors affecting sale price of performance tested Dorper veld-rams in South Africa. Poster presented at the 37th annual congress of the South African Society of Animal Science, 27 – 29 July 1999, Pretoria.
FOURIE, P.J., NESER F.W.C. & VAN DER WESTHUIZEN C. 1999.  Dorper -veldramprojekte in Suid-Afrika.  Dorper Nuus, vol 58.

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