I’m delighted to have been asked to document phase 1 of this cattle breeding program in the Umzimkulu district in KwaZulu-Natal. The St Paul Farmer Production Support Unit, funded by the South African Department of Agriculture, have been tasked to improve the genetics of the communal beef herd over a 3 year period by introducing Brangus genetics via artificial insemination. This project is in partnership with Afrivet, Acendis Bioscience and Embryo Plus.
Phase 1 involved a 10 day program of estrus synchronization of the cattle so that AI could be performed at the same time.
I’m looking forward to documenting this project over time and following its progress. Hopefully in a few months time, this page will be full up of baby Brangus calves!
These images are licensed to the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, KZN