The buffalo project will intensively propagate disease free buffalo and establish a large and viable genetically diverse population, from which relocation and sales can be done within the entire province and beyond. This ensures the future existence of this valuable and endemic species and also acts as an alternative investment tool with capital growth.
Our objectives are to start with 10 cows and 2 bulls. We will follow sound business and agricultural principles in taking care of our nucleus herd. Reproduction is our main aim and we will follow our plan as stipulated in the breeding table. It is of great importance to start with the best animals and genetic material for this will ensure that all progeny can be sold at a premium.
Recently too much emphasis has been placed on horn size alone. The project will strive to breed big horned, big bodied animals with high fertility. The herd will initially be established on a 40 hectare area. The sex and age ratio of the buffalo to be acquired allow for a breeding herd that will function at its optimum.