|Tafelsig Ngunis is the largest herd of females and the second largest total herd in South Africa. The herd is made up of 60% Barthlow Combine from the Mukuze area, 10% Makatini, 10% from the Lebowa in the Northern Transvaal and 20% Pedistock.
The 100 cows in the Pediherd make up the largest group of registered Pedi’s in the country. The entire herd is subjected to performance testing. Selection done on cow/calf efficiency and cow ICP
Young bulls are put to sour veld grazing to grow for the following year. Those that do the best and comply to the strictest phenotypical paramaters are kept as bulls. The rest are sent to feed-lots in the north. Between 5% and 10% are kept for breeding and selling purposes.
The next sale on the annual production of heffers will take place on the 28th September where we aim to have 130 females on sale. Selection Goals are rated in the following order: Priority A - All animals must adhere to the Armstrong & Meyer Nguni Cattle description of Ngunis, Priority B – Fertility, Priority C – Cow/Calf efficiency ratio.