About ZVIKOMBORERO FARM

Zvikomborero Farms (Private) Limited (“the Business” or “the Farm”), is an agricultural company with farming operations located 120km South of Harare, in Featherstone, Hampshire Area, in Chivhu District on freehold title land. The Farm was bought by Divine Ndhlukula in 1992 and presently, the Business engages in a variety of farming activities including table eggs production. Starting out with just beef and grain production, the farm has diversified its offerings to include other livestock, Tobacco, Poultry and Horticulture. With Mrs Divine Ndhlukula providing the strategic direction, the operations are managed by seasoned agronomists on a day to day basis.

The farm offers a diverse range of agricultural products spanning from Livestock with the main business being stud and commercial breeding of Tuli and Mashona breeds, stud and commercial breeding of Boer and Kalahari Red goats.  In addition, egg production has become another key enterprise that is expanding.  Egg production has a strategic fit and important to the cattle breeding business as chicken waste is fed to the cattle as supplementary feeding which in turn enhances the farm ecosystem.

 

About ZVIKOMBORERO FARM

Zvikomborero Farms (Private) Limited (“the Business” or “the Farm”), is an agricultural company with farming operations located 120km South of Harare, in Featherstone, Hampshire Area, in Chivhu District on freehold title land. The Farm was bought by Divine Ndhlukula in 1992 and presently, the Business engages in a variety of farming activities including table eggs production. Starting out with just beef and grain production, the farm has diversified its offerings to include other livestock, Tobacco, Poultry and Horticulture. With Mrs Divine Ndhlukula providing the strategic direction, the operations are managed by seasoned agronomists on a day to day basis.

The farm offers a diverse range of agricultural products spanning from Livestock with the main business being stud and commercial breeding of Tuli and Mashona breeds, stud and commercial breeding of Boer and Kalahari Red goats.  In addition, egg production has become another key enterprise that is expanding.  Egg production has a strategic fit and important to the cattle breeding business as chicken waste is fed to the cattle as supplementary feeding which in turn enhances the farm ecosystem.

 

Eggs n' More

 

Zvikomborero Farm

Eggs and More is an enterprise within the Zvikomborero Farms operations that produces organic table eggs of  high quality that are sold to food manufacturers as well as retail chains. The enterprise is fully integrated with the beef cattle and goats enterprises as there is enhancement of ecosystem at the Farm since the chicken waste is used to feed cattle. The Business unit has partnered with rural smallholder farmers who produce eggs for the Business on a contractual arrangement to supplement what is being produced at the Farm.

School of Farming Excellence

 

Zvikomborero Farm

Our farm training school is focused on providing valuable practical skills and knowledge on Farming as a business. The trainings are run by Zvikomborero Farm Experts in partnership with various key stakeholders from the Government, research institutions and private sector players. The Objectives of the training school to close the gap in knowledge, skills and poor attitude in livestock production, marketing and processing that meet the requirements of the processors and consumers of meat along the value chain who require specific product characteristics and quality. Again, the aim is to develop skills in the producer to have a strong and sustainable competitive edge against other regional producers who have been in the market for long. And to equip the producers with appropriate skills for mitigating and adapting to effects and challenges posed by climate change.

Some Courses on offer are :

A)    General Stockman ship – 5 days

  • Participatory approach and
  • Experiential learning

The Target beneficiaries

  • Farm operatives
  • Farm owners
  • Extension agents
  • Rural farmer groups

B)    Look Learn and Share seminars 1  day

-         A dashboard interactive approach looking at the operations

-         Targeting Farm Directors and Owners

Zviko Boer & Kalahari Stud

 

Zvikomborero Farm

In response to current environment of climate change, Zvikomborero saw the many economic benefits to go into goat production as  a species resilient to climate change. Thus Zvikomborero has now positioned itself as the biggest registered producer of stud and commercial goats in the various breeds like Boer, Kalahari Red, Saneens and indigenous goats. The stud animals at Zvikomborero are registered with the Zimbabwe Herd Book and are certified pure breds. The stud prides itself in having imported the very top genetics from world renowned breeders like Antom Bothma, Jourbet Fourie, Lukas Burger, Tolie Jordaan, Orpidak and others. Bloodlines from world champion winning bucks like Klein Baba, Pa Charlie, Pa Banana, Jackpot, 5 Star are available for those keen on breeding world class goats for both meat and breeding. The business is also cross breeding the indigenous does with the pure Boer and Kalahari Red bucks for the breeders who don’t need pure bred animals. Farmers can buy already mated and pregnant does that will kid bigger and better animals, thus improving yield per animal. Having noted the need for skills and knowledge, Zvikomborero runs practical courses at the farm for livestock producers

Zviko Thuli Stud

 

Zvikomborero Farm

In line with climate smart agriculture, Zvikomborero has moved from all other breeds it was involved in in cattle and chose Zimbabwe’s very own breed Tuli and Mashona. The business has positioned itself to become the biggest Tuli breeder of stud cattle in Zimbabwe. Tuli and Mashoma breeds are locally developed and adapted breeds and species capable of surviving and producing under conditions such as our high temperatures and less predictable rainfall patterns.

To this end, Zvikomberero has bought in from the region top genetic material of bulls and heifers from renowned breeders like Gousberg, Rau Easy and Nonnie Tuli Studs. Locally, high quality bulls from top and highly experienced breeders like Jambo (Johsons)  and Fertyline (Stubs) have been bought in for Zvikomborero breeding. Zvikomborero’s seasoned experts in animal husbandry ensures that great care be always taken not to compromise the natural hardiness and adaptability of the breed.