The students of the Grootfontein Agricultural College received a lecture on stud breeding and which important traits must be considered when selecting a breed from Louis Steyl of the Bonsmara Society. Students learned more about the origin of the Bonsmara breed and why the Bonsmara System is a crucial part in Bonsmara stud breeding. David […]
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Bonsmara SA gave the students of the Central University of Technology, Free State, a lecture about the history of the Bonsmara and the importance of performance testing in stud breeding. The students learned how to add value in cattle breeding by using better management principles and selecting for functional efficiency in your herd. Louis Steyl […]
How to use breeding values
The Senwes Bonsmara Club held an excellent farmers day on Saturday 16 July on the farm of John Boon of Boons Bonsmaras. The day was attended by 76 people of which about 15 were club members. A presentation by Louis Steyl of Bonsmara SA about ‘How farmers should be aware of markets and how emerging […]
Louis Steyl represented Bonsmara SA at the two-day event held by Voorslag Farmers Supplies in the north eastern Botswana town, Letlhakane. A number of farmers visited the Bonsmara stall with many questions about the breed and the benefits of farming with Bonsmaras. Louis Steyl also addressed the crowd on the history of the Bonsmara and […]
On the 23rd June the Bonsmara Society held a Bonsmara Training day on the farm of Thinus Maritz, Groendraai Bonsmaras. The purpose of the day was to focus on practical discussions of animals and what cattle breeders should focus on when selecting animals. About 50 stud and 30 commercial breeders attended the day. Arthur de […]
On the 14th April the Southern Cape Bonsmara Club held a very successful farmers day with about 60 farmers attending the day at Flip Kleynhans, a commercial member of the club. A speech about how Bonsmara can be used to increase profitability was given by Louis Steyl of Bonsmara SA. Daneel Roussouw from Nedbank did […]
Inligtingsdag 29 Oktober 2015 Tydens ’n Fase B & D Bonsmara Bul inspeksie op die plaas Hassim Bonsmara in Mpumalanga, het die plaaseienaar en gasheer, mnr. Cassim Hassim, onder meer ’n Bonsmara-inligtingssessie, geborg. Meneer Hassim is ’n aanvallige Bonsmara-boer van die Bethal-distrik. Hy word bygestaan deur sy bedrewe plaasbestuurder, mnr. Johan Viljoen. Volgens mnr. Hassim […]
KI-program Malawi Oktober 2015 ‘n KI-program is tans aan die gang om 3000 Inheemse Zebu-koeie te insemineer met AG08-409. 19 KI-tegnikusse is opgelei deur drie Hollandse veeartse en die 19 mense is toegerus met al die nodige toerusting om KI te doen. 2015 is 15 AG Bonsmara bulle uitgevoer na Malawi om as opvolg bulle […]