Vigorex Stud

VIGOREX STUD is located between Vrede and Warden bordering the R103. Since establishment in 2009, the herd is now well adapted to the high-lying sourveld. Only 33% of heifers are retained to breeding age, while a maximum of 15% of bulls are selected for eventual sale. Conditions in winter are extreme, and this exerts a lot of pressure on animal performance.  We select for cows that put on weight while rearing a heavy calf of over 220kg.

BESTUUR:  Vrede omgewing is matig tot warm weer in die somer maar die winter is lank en bitter koud.  Die beeste moet aan hoogs wisselende dag / nag temperature gewoond raak.  Die voordeel is dat wanneer beeste eers in die Oos Vrystaat aanpas kan hulle in ander gebiede presteer.  Die koeie kry toegang tot spaarveld indien beskikbaar en hooi drie keer per week vanaf 15de Julie.  Dit lei tot beter konsepsie in die daaropvolgende somer, met 90%+ koeie wat ‘n kalf elke jaar grootmaak.

AANGEPAS:  Na speen in Maart / April sal bulkalwers hul eerste winter op die veld deurbring.  Hulle kry ‘n beperkte rantsoen van bulmeel slegs drie keer per week.  Hulle is dus afhanklik van die veld en soms hooi vir die meederheid van hul voeriname.  In hul tweede somer neem bulkalwers almal deel in ‘n Veldbul SA veldtoets oor ‘n tydperk van 5 maande.  Daarna word hulle deur die welbekende bees navorser Dr Hannes Dreyer gekeur.
Van ons 2 jaar oue bulle word in ons kudde gebruik, en daarna te koop aangebied. Bespiering, loopvermoë, sterk bene en kloue kry baie aandag in ons teelprogram.

POLLED BREEDING PROGRAM:  Since 2010 polled genetics have been introduced into the herd.  There are now 18 cows from two bloodlines, and we added the imported Wellington line from Huntersvlei in 2016.  We see this as very important in future with the need to reduce labour costs.    JRE11/49 (Wellington 4th) is a proven sire with his first Vigorex calves due in 2017.  See photo below.

SIRES:  Some of the main sires used in the past include CN 05/115 (polled) from an imported Australian bull.  He was used for 3 seasons and put a unique stamp on the herd.  His polled sons JS11/24 and JS12/31 (Royal Show Ch. bull in 2015) have produced good results.  Then JRE12/58 out of Huntersvlei Massive, and also JS14/42 (Jnr Ch. bull at the Royal Show in 2016) have added proven bloodlines.  Emphasis is on depth, muscling and constitution.

We offer both two year and three year old bulls each year. These veld tested bulls have both BLUP figures as well as relevant Veld bull indices available. Vigorex Stud also sells at the National Sale in Bloemfontein in August each year.

Owner: James Stephen
082 4940015
jstephen@vodamail.co.za

Plaas geleë 25km vanaf Tienmyl op die Warden pad.  Vanaf Warden ry Noord vir 25km op die R103.  Neem die Rietkuil (S13) grondpad – eerste plaas links.