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FORTRESS Commercial Bonsmara Herd

The Commercial Bonsmara herd consisting of approximately 900 producing females plus adequate number of replacement heifers are run on two farms:

a) FORTRESS 14 km north west of Frankfort, Free State
b) WILDEDAGGAKRAAL 26 km east of Frankfort, Free State

 

Very strict first fault culling procedures are practised. Females not pregnant after a breeding season or having aborted, any calving difficulties, premature calving or giving birth to a dead calf are taken to the feedlot, fattened and subsequently slaughtered. Herd replacement heifers are selected only from good mothers with acceptable cow efficiency as well as promising weaning cow/calf weight ratios.

Any female in their commercial herd not having taken the bull at around the age of 24 months, or cows not having reconceived will be fattened at their feedlot and slaughtered. Every year only the best heifer calves in adequate numbers are selected to replace culls.

For purchasing FORTRESS Female Bonsmaras click on “FORTRESS Commercial Bonsmara Female Sales” on this website.