SOUTHERN ROAN BREEDING PROJECT

breeding objectives

  • Horn lengths of both Buls & Cows
  • Premium horn spreads
  • Thick, strong horns – specifically at the base
  • True-to-type face masks and colours
  • Big, Strong Bodies
  • Adaptability to the harsh North West climate
  • Genetic diversity
  • Select cows stringently on inter-calf period for fertility
  • Scrotal circumference in males
  • Age to first calving in females, as well as weaning weight of calves
  • Disease resistance

Pirate 32”and Kimberley 31” and Denga 31″are in separate camps with some of the best female’s in South Africa.

We believe that the genetic diversity offered by these  different bulls will further enhance the quality of progeny we will be making available to the breeding market in the near future.

Pirate

At 11 years of age, Pirate now measures 32.5”. He has produced numerous sons which have exceeded 30” horn lengths. Pirate was extensively used at Nyumbu Game (Norman Adami, www.nyumbugame.net) as part of a roan super-group project. No less than twenty of Pirate’s daughters remain in this group.

The average spread of Pirate’s progeny exceeds 10”. When last measured, at just under 3 years of age, his oldest female offspring measured 20-22”, with a tip to tip measurement of 10-12½”. Pirate’stwo oldest male progeny measured 30” at 3 years/10 months and 3 years/11 months respectively.

Pirate also produced a number of bulls between 3 years/5 months and 3 years/9 months with 28½” to 29½” horns. With these superior measurements being achieved at a young age, Pirate’s animals are scientifically certain to surpass the 30” mark.

Pirate
Hillcrest roan bull

Kimberley

Kimberley’s horns measure 31″ with a spread of 17″. He has never been capped/piped. His sire’s sire was Merlin (34″)

Denga

Denga is an exceptional 4 year old roan bull with horns measuring 31+” and a spread of 16″ tip to tip. He arrived at Hillcrest in September 2019 from Nyumbu Wildlife. He is the son of sire Tswalu (31+”) and dam Julia 25+” He is an outstanding wide horned, large bodied young bull with special genetics.

Hillcrest Game Estates Roan Bull Denga
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