The latest News: MEN AT WORK! Who could it be now?
Date: October 2017
And “Who could it be now”? None other than a beautiful broad Bonsmara bull, that made the selection to be used in the stud. Is the tune from the band "Men at work" also in your head now? :)
This "working man" has 45 super-low-maintenance cows now, in a 400 hectare camp in the Namibian Kalahari. All of them bred from grain-free, grass developed cows and bulls – and we continue with the winning recipe! In April 2018 - with hopefully more rain - he will get 55+ cows.
Just shows you, grass developed bulls can also be broad, thick-set and easy fleshing – and the best part is that they maintain condition, even in the Kalahari.
News Article selected in the Archive of 2013: LNR toekenning / ARC award
Date: September 2013
LNR NASIONALE VLEISBEESVERBETERINGSKUDDE VAN DIE JAAR TOEKENNING, 2013
ARC NATIONAL BEEF IMPROVEMENT OF THE YEAR AWARD, 2013
Joggie Briedenhann receives the prize for the winner in the non-RSA category. To his left is Dr Andrew Magadiela (General Manager: Animal Production Institute, ARC) and to his right is Dr Hans Balyamujura (Manager Africa and Stakeholder Relations: ABSA AgriBusiness)
The 10 provincial winners were:
Chris Purdon, Veejay Angus
Arthur de Villiers, Arcadia Bonsmaras
Gideon Brits, Beefmaster Alliance
Danie Olivier, Hotvoor Bonsmaras
Peter & Nick Farrant, Culmpine Bonsmaras
Kerneels Jansen van Rensburg, Nooitverwag Beefmaster
Jan Hattingh, Salerika Simmentalers
Jan van Zyl, Kroonvee Brahmane
Philip de waal, Locheim Herefords
Joggie Briedenhann, Hartebeestloop Bonsmaras
The national winner of the ARC National Beef Improvement Stud of the Year for 2013, is Arcadia Bonsmaras (Arthur de Villiers).