Lucky farmers get Bonsmara bulls

By Ramotswedi Rammutla

Bonsmara bulls donated by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to ten (10) young farmers in the North West. Picture Supplied

Mahikeng: The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, has donated ten bonsmara bulls to recipients in the North West Province through the Livestock Improvement Programme. This was to assist farmers in improving their herds and encourage stud breeding.

“In agriculture we can collectively play a pivotal role in the championing of transformation in the country, and more importantly, in the inclusion of youth into the Agricultural mainstream economy” said MEC Desbo Mohono of the Department.

The department announced that Thato Haraba, Goitseone Magaetsho, Luanda Mzimkhulu Malo, Kehentse Mosimanyane, Olerile Legatho, Orapeleng Gabaya, Galaletsang Mompei, Nami Huma, Thulani Tsholanang and Keorapetse Tlhapi are the recipients of the programme

“We already have heifers from our existing Bonsmaras that have to mate with a different bull and this bull’s breeding values are very much stating to be a heifer, so our need will be greatly met by the donated bull”, said  Kehentse Mosimanyane.

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