News Article selected in the Archive of 2012: We are launching a new website!
Date: November 2012
We are officially announcing the launch of our new Hartebeestloop website. We are very proud of this effort and have decided to make an occasion of this! We now have a renewed vigour to share interesting news and lots of other information with fellow breeders of cattle all over the world, as well as commercial farmers or anybody else that has an interest in cattle or farming. So now you know why we had been so quiet lately – we had in fact been burning the midnight oil.
Check out the Auction and Photo galleries…
You will notice that certain parts of the previous website have been seriously upgraded. Here we just have to mention the Galleries – Auctions as well as Photo Galleries! It is now so much easier to navigate between different auctions (each auction is a gallery in its own right) and so much faster to view more information, quicker.
Do visit the ALL AUCTIONS Gallery, select a specific year, and start browsing around. You’ll be amazed at the ease at which you can jump around in a particular Auction as well as the different auctions in this Gallery.
ALL AUCTIONS view left and INDEX view right
The galleries have many different VIEWS
ALL AUCTIONS is a section that hopefully will become a favourite of yours. This gallery has an INDEX that makes it easy to navigate around. Each particular auction year has navigational tools (Index, Overview and Content). It sounds much more complicated than it is. Rest assured we would not have changed this whole website, if this was the case! All images can be viewed in thumb, medium view (Quickview) and large formats, with details on each image.
In CONTENT view, the images can be seen in 3 sizes (thumb, medium and large. DETAILS view (right) is where descriptions of images can be read.
DETAILS & DETAILS ALL
Do not miss out on this DETAILS and DETAILS ALL feature on CONTENT view. For instance full descriptions on Auction Bulls are within this section. In future we will do much more in the Photo Galleries with this feature. Whenever we want to make a point or explain something, what is better than to display a picture and discuss it? DETAILS give information about one image and in DETAILS ALL view, you can read about all the photographs in the particular album, without jumping around.
Interaction is the name of the game
You will notice far more links in this website. The interactive pages make for a far more pleasurable browsing experience. We also have to mention that all (old) content had been revised and updated. Publications
are now available in PDF format as well as content in the website. Most of the publications were done in Afrikaans and will gradually be translated in English in future.
Forum participation - why is it necessary?
Another part that has seen complete upgrading, is the Forum. We really hope that this site’s Forum may become a firm favourite of yours! Why can’t we discuss farming matters and share personal experiences and information? We can learn so much from each other! Anybody can participate – you really don’t have to be knowledgeable – all you have to have, is an opinion!
There is no farmer, or for that matter stud breeder, that has all the right answers for the problems and uncertainties that we face on a daily basis. In many other industries, discussion groups on Forums are the main source of almost instant information. It should not be any different with farming! There are farmers out there with extensive experience and great knowledge. We should learn from them via discussion Forums and preferably not by making the mistakes first and then to ask. If you have a question, please post it on the Forum and see for yourself the response from fellow farmers.
Your feedback stays important
Thank you for the feedback on our previous website. Hopefully all the concerns had been addressed. And we still would like your feedback on areas where we can improve. Again, all you need is an opinion!
We really hope that you will enjoy this website, as much as we enjoyed putting everything together. We want to say again: “the journey is the reward”!
Hartebeestloop would like to thank Zelda Erasmus from FLOW for her input and extremely hard work. She is only a pleasure to work with and her knowledge is for sure vast!