It all starts with good cows.
What is the most important bee in a beehive? The queen of course, that's why I believe in the 'Queen bee' principle, it's about the female side of breeding. You usually get one calf per cow per year, we got 15 with embryo flushing.
The importance of the cow in a breeding program is the same as the Queen bee in a beehive.
The Queen bees below are cows sold by Toverberg Simmentalers which made a huge financial impact on the buyers' herds. These cows' bloodlines have performed exceptionally well over and over again, and have even delivered some of the world's best stud bulls.
Toverberg Erika, AK999
- R1 957 600 o.a. BAR 5 S.A. Piona, CO03817
BAR 5 S.A. Piona, CO03817
Toverberg Ragel, AK006
- Von-Adel Exoda, NV0818 - sold for R140 000 in 2011 at 3 van die Bestes production auction.
- Von-Adel Exdi, NV0819 - Senior Champion Cow at Lichtenburg 2012 as well as udder class winner.
- Erico Napra, E08150 - bought by Nico Venter for R45 000 at Parys 2011 auction - great offspring.
- Salerika Eksellent, UG0481 - Society sells 2,000 straws @ R100 each = R200 000.
- Bull sold to Leeupoort in 2007 for R120 000.
- Bar 5 bought export rights for R50 000.
- Erico Brilliant E07146's bull calves sold for an average of R36 000.
Von-Adel Exdi, NV0819
Erico Napra, E08150
Salerika Eksellent, UG0481
Toverberg Tombi, AK9644
Toverberg Tombi was selected as the National Supreme Champion at the Pretoria Show in 2005 out of 450 Simmentalers. Tombi has been used successfully in the Leeupoort stud for 15 years.
Offspring sold by Leeupoort:
- Leeupoort Driessie, PN09100 = R150 000
- Leeupoort Britom, PN0989 = R65 000
- Leeupoort Tombrit, PN0995 = R60 000
- Leeupoort Rickus, PN0994 = R30 000
- Leeupoort Venter, PN0988 = R38 000
- Commercial bulls = R120 000
Leeupoort Driessie, PN09100
Toverberg Tessa, AK0039
Tessa was purchased for R100 000. Offspring sold by Leeupoort:
- Production Auction 2011 = R150 000
- MultiSim 2012 = R52 000
- Commercial Bulls = R200 000
Both Toverberg Tombi and Toverberg Tessa are offspring of Toverberg Tali AK9224, ie the total financial impact of Toverberg Tali on the Leeupoort herd = R865 000.