Our approach to veld management is to work with nature and not against it. The long term strategy aims to improve the veld by increasing the vegetation density and to establish vegetation with well-developed root system.
This approach will ensure:
The measures we implement to achieve this goal includes:
The ratio of Nguni cattle, Merino sheep and horses on the farm is managed to ensure optimal use of the veld but also maximizing production. No antibiotics or growth hormones are used and the animals feed only off the natural vegetation on the farm.
The farm lies within the Nama Karoo Biome. The vegetation type is predominantly of the False Upper Karoo variety. It has a higher percentage of climax grasses than further west. The departmental carrying capacity is 11 hectares per LSU, wich is the highest in the Colesberg area. Due to the high quality grasing, it’s rarely necessary to feed any supplement during winter. The stud name, Toverveld, is derived from the Afrikaans [or old Dutch] words, tower and veld, meaning “magical field”.