Huntersvlei Sussex

With over 75 years of breeding the Huntersvlei Sussex Stud is steeped in a long history of breeding animals for strong beef characteristics and conformation, performance and adaptability to different climatic environments and good milk and maternal instincts. Being one of the oldest Sussex studs in South Africa, our goal has been to breed beef animals that meet the requirements of stud breedersand commercial beef farmers alike.

What you get from a Huntersvlei Sussex:

Genetics (this word must be typed in the same colour and font as the headings and sub-headings, but not underlined or bulleted) With over 65 years of consistent breeding and selection, we can assure you top quality genetics that are reliable and repeatable. We are especially proud of the world class polled genetics that are available from our herd.

Beef (this word must be typed in the same colour and font as the headings and sub-headings, but not underlined or bulleted) Huntersvlei Sussex animals are renowned for their extra width and muscling which provide excellent beef characteristics to meet our customers’ needs.

Conformation (this word must be typed in the same colour and font as the headings and sub- headings, but not underlined or bulleted) Strict selection for strong bone structures ensures the strength of our animals and their ability to move easily and function naturally.

Performance (this word must be typed in the same colour and font as the headings and sub- headings, but not underlined or bulleted) Performance testing and recording has taken place in our herd since 1963 and this guarantees meaningful and accurate breeding values.

Milk (this word must be typed in the same colour and font as the headings and sub-headings, but not underlined or bulleted) We breed heifers and cows with exceptional maternal characteristics, sufficient milk, and femininity.

Temperament (this word must be typed in the same colour and font as the headings and sub- headings, but not underlined or bulleted) Sussex cattle are renowned for their good temperament and for being a hassle-free breed. This makes them easy to handle and safe to work with. Their good temperament, along woth their other characteristics, makes them the ideal breed new cattle farmers.

Health (this word must be typed in the same colour and font as the headings and sub-headings, but not underlined or bulleted) The health of our herd is extremely important to us and we test regularly for common diseases. We are proud to maintain a CA & TB free herd. Fertility tests are carried out on all our breeding animals and fertility is guaranteed.

Commercial Sussex

A commercial Sussex herd of 300 cows is run on the farm Skietlaagte under extensive conditions with excellent results. Through our experience we have identified that pure-bred commercial Sussex breeding the heaviest weaners and we achieve an exceptionally high calving rate. This is evident through a calving percentage of above 95% which is achieved annually and weaning weights of bull calves averaging 290kg. All bull calves are finished in our feedlots for beef and the heifers are kept in the herd and sold on our annual auction.

Production Sale

The Huntersvlei Sussex Auction takes in the first week of August each year. At our auction we offer 2 – 3 year old bull’s ready for breeding purposes, cows and calves, pregnant heifers and commercial female animals. We offer a variety of animals to provide enough choice for all of our customers. All of our animals are bred to meet the needs of stud and commercial farmers. Animals are also available for sale off the farm. Please feel free to contact us at any time for any enquiries.

Feedlots

Two small feedlots, each standing approximately 1500 weaners, are operated on the farms Huntersvlei and Skietlaagte. Quality weaners are sourced from farmers in a radius of 250km from Viljoenskroon. A premium is paid for top quality weaners from farmers with sound management systems. All our beef animals reared in the feedlots are marketed through the Huntersvlei Abattoir.

Contact information

+00 (27) 56 -343 3311
0861 – sussex (+00(27) 861 – 787 739)
huntersvlei.sussex@re.co.za
www.re.co.za