Nguni Cattle

The Estate officially registered the Vergelegen Nguni Stud in August 2010. Original stock of superb Nguni cattle was purchased in 2001 from a local stud in the Malmesbury district and also from the Eastern Cape.

Today, the herd counts between 150 and 200 animals. Nguni stock are favoured for their multicoloured hides and as a hardy breed for optimal beef production under harsh African conditions. They are both grazers and browsers, require little maintenance and calve easily. The Vergelegen cattle are totally free range, grazing on a kikuyu and clover mix and the breeding focus is on colour and temperament.

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