Host milks cows without buying them!

 

The Holstein herd consists of 1 300 cows in milk, 375 cows dry and in calf and 1 040 heifers. The health aspects of the dairy herd is cared for by the veterinarian Dr Thys Potgieter from Alexandria. He visits the herd every month to do pregnancy tests and post partum work.

The Mooiwei Holstein herd is a pure bred Holstein herd originated from the Mooivlei Friesian herd that was established in 1936 on the farm Mooivlei in the Queenstown district. Resulting in this herd being over 70 years old.

The MOOIMELK KOEIHOTEL “Cow Hotel” concept derived from the wine and fruit industries with their shared cellars and packing sheds.

SCALE advantages lead to higher productivity.

ROUGHAGE production from own 310 ha irrigation farm.

MARKET for milk in Gauteng with growth potential.

HIGHER milk price premiums can be negotiated because of volume milk supply
at one pick up point.

Orange River water from the Gariep Dam with the Orange-Fish River irrigation

Parmalat currently buys the Mooimelk Koeihotel’s milk. Growth potential: there is a need for more milk at the Khayalami factory in Gauteng

The Klipfontein irrigation scheme is also a source of roughage for the Mooimelk Koeihotel – within 20 km radius.

 
 

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