Department donates Bonsmara cattle and goats to Bojanala farmers

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: Forty - five pregnant Bonsmaras donated to Mr Tshwagong to give birth in a few weeks

MEC Desbo Mohono of Agriculture and Rural Development in the North-West
Province has handed over forty-five (45) pregnant Bonsmara cattle and two (bulls) to a
farmer Tshidi Tshwagong during the Accelerated Service Delivery Programme – Thuntsha
Lerole held in Tlhabane, Rustenburg on Friday, 15 March 2024. Tswagong’s farm is in
Boshoek area and is leased from the Royal Bafokeng Administration houses. In total
Tshwagong has a hundred and eighty (180) Bonsmaras and Brahmans on this 1400-
hectare farm.

The Department has also assisted the farmer with a 10km fence, feed, and repaired the
farm’s handling facility. Tshwagong said he plans on gradually increasing his breeding
stock up to full capacity of the farm and introducing weaner backgrounding on the farm
where weaners will be fattened to the desired live mass before being sold.

Another farmer, Khumo Mosathupa who owns Blu Agrifuxion Farm received 103
commercial boer goats for breeding. The Department assisted Khumo with 5km of fencing
material and the construction of a handling facility.

Khumo and Tshidi who both hail from the Bojanala Platinum District Municipality
commended MEC Desbo Mohono, the Departmental officials, and the Thuntsa Lerole
pioneers for their commitment to bringing services closer to the communities. “The
department’s assistance has contributed immensely to the day-to-day operations of the farm. As for the goats I am very pleased and I am expecting a number of them to give
birth in a couple weeks,” said Mosathupa.

These farmers sell their livestock to various markets across the district and province, they
have full-time employees and are receiving mentorship from like-farmers in the province.

Speaking after the handover ceremony of these livestock, MEC Desbo Mohono
commended farmers from this region for working together. “I appreciate the unity and
commitment that our farmers are portraying in ensuring that they grow together and
assisting new entrants in the sector. They should continue working together to expand
their operations by collaborating with farmers who are already exporting their produce. I
want to see all farmers supported by the Department succeed and commercialise to grow
the province’s Growth Domestic Product (GDP) and reduce unemployment by creating
employment,” stated Mohono.

Meanwhile, garden tools, seedlings, and a shade net were handed over to Raitsholetsa
Disability Centre in Tlhabane Township

23 COMMENTS

  1. Nice work. But when are you coming to ngaaka modiri molema to give farmers donations. I want to start poultry I need information or booklets how to manage poultry farm, feeds, broilers and layers, productivity, registration, poultry house etc. Where must I go for assistance?

  2. Hi
    Can you please assist at Moses Kotane farmers are struggling there with lots of things. I’m a farmer at sandfontein I never heard anything say they had been helped by the government and the pesi voucher, please help

    • I am Sebothoma Jacob from Gauteng wagendrift farmer and i have a new farm of about 2000 hectors. I need n assistance with the fence, borehole machine and pipes. I am request the donation of bonsmara cattle and goats.

    • Hi I’m othusitse from noord can join team on weekend to learn lot of staff in farming industry.

  3. I do have a small farm near Luka and would appreciate it if I get support as I’m also interested in farming with bonsmara in a small scale. Please assist

  4. Hello,my name is sello Christopher Tlampe, residing around Brits area, I.also interested in farming goats and bosmara cow’s. I have 10 of bangers cow’s plus 35 of boerbokke goats.and iam willing to expand my livestock for farming and gain more knowledge in been a good farmer. My number’s are 0716435006.staying at bapong village of Brits. Hoping in the near future my request for help will be taken into consideration. Thank u

  5. Hi I am also interested in bonsmara and boere boere goats. I have applied many times yearly since 2004 todate I am still patiently hoping that my name will be next on the queue

  6. As one most interested and appreciating the excellent support towards farmers and congratulations to you. If please be advice as to how , whom can I contact in Mpumalanga to assist me as a small scale farmer to grow. Cattle farming is my specialization since from birth is in my veins.

  7. Hi, I’m also a livestock farmer in Kagisano Molopo who is looking for the assistance of this kind to expand and commercialize my business so as to create more job in our area.

  8. Hi, congratulations to those selected. My name is Thabiso Motlalekgosi from Sesobe, I am interested in bonsmara, I have some of cattles and goats and I need some bonsmara to grow. I have borehole and I need assistance with submersible motor pump and pipes.

  9. The ANC government only gives to those who are the members of them us as outsider we won’t get anything. We are farmers we have been applying nothing is happening. The ANC GOVERNMENT IS SO CORRUPT THAT EVEN OUR OWN BLACK PEOPLE ARE KILLING US.

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