Nguni Cattle For Sale in Namibia
What is Nguni Cattle ?
The Nguni is a cattle breed indigenous to Southern Africa. A hybrid of different Indian and later European cattle breeds, they were introduced by pastoralist tribes ancestral to modern Nguni people to Southern Africa during their migration from the North of the continent.
Nguni Cattle For Sale in Namibia
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a cow cost in Namibia?
The retail price range in Rand for live cattle is between NAD 19.43 and NAD 19.43 per kilogram or between NAD 8.81 and NAD 8.81 per live weight pound(lb) in Windhoek and Walvis Bay.
Why are Nguni cattle so important?
Nguni cattle are known for their fertility and resistance to diseases, being the favourite breed amongst the local Bantu-speaking people of southern Africa (South Africa, Eswatini, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Angola).
What are the characteristics of Nguni cattle?
The Nguni is known for its good temperament. Nguni cattle are heat and light tolerant and can handle extreme heat and cold alike. They are adaptable and hardy and possess excellent resistance to internal and external parasites with natural immunity to tick borne diseases.
Why does the Nguni seldom have calving difficulties?
Due to the conformation of the Nguni cow (especially her sloping rump), she can calve without assistance even when mated to large- framed bulls. Because of the cow’s ability to limit the size of the foetus before birth, calving difficulties seldom occur.
How long is a Nguni cow pregnant?
The average pregnancy period of the Nguni cow for example is 285 days but could on an individual basis be 275 to 295 days. If pregnancy periods in a herd are reduced by 5 days (285 to 280 days) it will result in a radical improvement of the reproduction rate.
Can you milk Nguni cattle?
The milk quality from Nguni cows is above average and cows can be milked domestically and utilised for beef production. The meat quality and taste is of the best compared with other beef breeds. A wide and extensive gene pool is available in Southern Africa, which offers many opportunities for breeders.
Is Nguni cattle good for meat?
Nguni meat is of exceptional quality, generally tender with creamy yellow marbling. The fat is mostly concentrated around the surface of the carcass, thus making the meat very lean. Although the Nguni is not recognized as a milk breed, the milk is also of high quality.
What is the main product of Nguni breed?
Nguni cattle are farmed for their milk and meat. One carcass will produce about 400-500 pounds of marbled meat with minimal fat. Although their milk production is lower than some other breeds, they still manage to produce about 1200 kg or over 1.3 tons of milk a year.
What is the quality of Nguni cattle carcass?
The Charolais-Nguni recorded a higher proportion of kidney and channel fat than the Charolais (P <0.001) (Table 2). On average at carcass weights of 224 kg and 312 kg, the amount of kidney fat was 7.4 kg for Charolais-Nguni and 7.9 kg for Charolais. Meat quality related data are presented in Table 3.
Do Nguni cows have horns?
Nguni’s are predominantly horned, but occasionally naturally polled animals occur. The poll width depends on the presence and placement of the horns being wider and rounder in bulls and animals with wide or no horns.