Sandstone's breeding herd of Afrikaner cattle has a 100% calving rate this year

We maintain a small breeding herd of 9 cows and 7 heifers which are used to produce young oxen and additional breeding stock for our traditional animal drawn heritage programme.

For security reasons the breeding herd is kept at Dick and Angela Kerslake's farm near Val in the Standerton district. Dick is a large farmer with substantial livestock interests and has nurtured this small herd of Afrikaners for many years with great success. Young oxen are removed to the farm to join the older oxen and eventually enter training. All the cows calved this year and in fact one had twins so we are blessed with good continuity with lots of young animals coming through the system.

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Photo by Patrick Polo