Introducing the Hillcrest Game Estates ranching-team

Introducing the Hillcrest Game Estates ranching-team

Jacobus Metheatau

Jacobus was born on the 12th of November 1961. He has been married to his wife, Anna, for 37 years. Together Anna and Jacobus have three sons, two of which also work at Hillcrest. Jacobus has been involved in the farming industry his whole life. He has spent the last nine years in the game industry. He is part of Hillcrest’s middle management and his daily responsibilities include checking up on the Sable and Roan cows. He specifically examines the sick cows and those that have just delivered young.

Bennie Groenewald

Ben was born on the 25th of January in 1977. He shares two children with his wife of 17 years, Melissa. Melissa is also part of the Hillcrest family, managing all our admin. After Ben left school he was the farm manager of a cattle farm for 17 years. In 2012, Ben started working at Hillcrest, where he is also the farm manager. He ensures that day to day tasks are completed. Besides managing all the Hillcrest staff, there’s nothing that Ben can’t do himself. He has helped with many things on the farm, from electric fencing to building 72 gates around the farm.

Piet Botma

Piet was born on the 14th of January in 1967. Piet and Cecile have been married for 29 years and are the proud parents of a 20 year old son. Apart from his family being his foremost priority, Piet’s greatest other enjoyment is for animals and nature. Piet is the general manager of Makwassiespruit Enterprises with Hillcrest Game Estates as a sub-division.

Introducing the Hillcrest Game Estates ranching-team
Piet Botma, Hillcrest ranch manager oversees maintenance to water-troughs being done by Bennie and Jacobus. This three-man team is indispensable to the successful running of Hillcrest Game Estates’ farming operations.

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