My family have always been involved in cattle, starting with my grandfather who studied to be a butcher in Holland. In South Africa, he and my father ran a very large commercial herd of cattle (3500 head) when I was young, and that is where my passion started – watching the activities of taking care of the massive herd amidst the sounds of whistling staff and lowing cattle in the shimmering heat and dust. I bottle-raised the calves rejected by their mothers and for me there was no better way to have spent my early days. I studied nature conservation…
As a health and fitness professional, part of my interest in the Wagyu breed is the result of the health benefits of the meat of these wonderful animals. I am a motivational speaker who has spent the last 30 years of my life in the health and wellness industry. My passion is teaching people to live a holistic life that balances out hard work, excellent nutrition, time for exercise and restoration through activities such as yoga, massage or meditation. I believe this is the way to recharge to give of your best the next day In the army I was…
Our foreman whose primary focus is to look after the general health of the entire herd. He checks each animal, every day, taking their temperatures and watching their general condition. Fortune looks after all the recipient cows and controls the animals in program when they are synchronised to get them ready for embryo transfer.
A very responsible young man who has grown and developed to where the health of our calves is his primary focus. He will assist in bottle feeding difficult calves and reattaching them to their mothers. Ernest supervises all the mechanical work involving machinery and equipment and their repairs that are vital to keep the farm running. He also supervises any building work on the farm.
He is our amazing builder, welder – responsible for construction in general.
One of our valued casual workers who is becoming more permanent. He is an incredible welder and is converting a container to create our site office.
Our herdsman who looks after the moving of the herd, their water troughs and their feeding.
We have partnered with Ken and Wagyu Sekai to produce an exclusive Wagyu Sekai South Africa herd.
Why is wagyu good for you
Wagyu beef has high amounts of oleic acid which has a beneficial impact on cholesterol levels.
Jersey cattle are our number one choice when it comes to recipients for our embryo programs.
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