Meatmasters run on a multi camp
system and change camps every
two weeks or monthly.
ewes are mated, lamb and rear
their lambs, including all
twins, without exception in the
veldt under natural conditions.
lambs are also weaned just onto
encourage twinning with our
selections but ewes must be able
to rear their lambs in the big
groups under these natural
rams also spend their entire
life just on the open veld.
is no feeding before mating or
for the sale of rams.
has to be stressed again that no
feeding of any kind ever occurs
on any of our breeding animals.
old ewes not fit for further
breeding if necessary will be
fattened and sold for slaughter
is stressed because a lot of
breeders dont see licks or
strategic feeding as having fed
sense must prevail in times of
natural disaster such as extreme
weather conditions or drought.
The norm we use to see if sheep
need any lick,
drenching or feeding would be if 60% of the sheep are
still managing adequately but
only 40% are showing signs of
stress then we prefer to mark
and sell the
40%. If however 60% are showing serious
stress then it is only wise to
realize that you are dealing
with severe circumstances and a
decision must be made to
supplement or dose the sheep in a way to avoid losses.
All stud sheep are recorded, but
for selection of the flock sheep
we follow the following
lambs not lambing at 13 months
ewes not in lamb at lambing time
lambs are weaned a wet dry test
is done on all ewes by way of
removing all lambs from their
mothers for the night and seeing
in the early morning, when the
have swollen udders, what ewes are not in milk. These
ewes that have lost their lambs
are also culled.
85% of the lambs have been sold
and only the weakest 15% are
left, a wet dry test is again
performed to find the mothers of
this 15%. These being the
mothers are also taken out for sale.
Our Meatmasters will only have
rock salt available to them
throughout the year. We prefer
that our feeding and management
systems put our sheep under a
certain amount of stress as this
enables only the best doers to
prove themselves as worthy of
remaining in this Superior