Goats

We presently operate with Kalahari Red and Savanna goats. They feed on the veldt grass and bush leaves, and are taken out from the kraals each morning and returned in the late afternoon where they are fed supplements presently bought at the GWK (Co-op). Currently the goats are bred to be sold as live animals to an external market as far away as Kwa Zulu Natal. They will also be used for the local meat market. In addition we also plan to embark on producing pedigree animals for the show market, and specialised breeding, and in this regard we have joined the Kalahari Cooperation which has a large branch based in Groblershoop in the Northern Cape.

 

SavannaThe white Savanna goat breed was developed from indigenous goats of South Africa. Various farmers bred what was known as white Boer goats for a number of years in South Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kalahari RedThe Kalahari Red is a breed of goat originating from South Africa. Their name derives from their red coat and the Kalahari Desert. They are generally used in meat production.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheep

Sheep have only recently been added to our operation and we see this as an expanding market once our crop feeds are producing.

 

These animals are used to provide meat through our abattoir and meat processing facility for the upper end of the meat market, based on price constraints.

 

 

Chickens

PotchKoekoekOur chickens are Potchefstroom Koekoek. They are free range and presently number approximately 240. They are kept in enclosures to differentiate between chicks, small birds, layers and those being prepared for market, and are fed accordingly with prepared food bought from GWK.

 

The Potchefstroom Koekoek is a South African breed of chicken developed in the 1960s at the Potchefstroom Agricultural College in the city of Potchefstroom by Chris Marais.

 

Presently we sell mainly live chickens to the local market as well as a small quantity of slaughtered and cleaned birds to customers who request that service.

 

Eggs are supplied to a growing market of individuals who appreciate to dark yellow yolks and unique taste of the eggs.

 

 
Ducks

Ducks have recently been added to our operation, and presently are kept on a small scale. They are housed and fed in a similar manner to the chickens. They satisfy the demands of the Chinese community, as well as being a source of eggs.

 

 
Pigs

Currently we have a stock of approximately 90 pigs, housed in styes built by ourselves to very hygienic standards with the objective of keeping 60 to 70 sows and 5 boars. The production from this herd is used to supply our abattoir and meat processing facility; any surplus being sold as live animals.

 

The pigs are fed on concentrates purchased from GWK. In addition we feed them vegetables collected from Jacobsdal farmers.

 

Styes are cleaned (washed down) on a daily basis and we are proud to say that so far we have not used any medicines on our herd.

 

In order to comply with product standards and keep abreast of developments in the industry, we have applied for membership of the SA Pork Producers Organisation.