Our PASSION lies with the Boran breed and its positive influence on the South African beef industry. As an African indigenous breed, Boran cattle have many beneficial characteristics, such as high resistance to ticks, biting insects and disease; the ability to maintain condition during drought; a strong herd instinct which provides protection from predation and theft; good temperament, strong mothering instincts, high fertility and longevity. In addition, unlike many European cattle breeds, Boran cattle can be fattened off the veld which a huge advantage in the production of organic grass-fed beef.
Vastrap animals have tried and tested PEDIGREE. Quality genetics is one of the most important factors underpinning our stud. We select animals that are balanced, functional and adaptable. Growth, milk and fertility are key selection criteria, but without compromising on balance.
We believe strongly in PERFORMANCE and keep meticulous records of all our animals. The management and performance of our Boran herd has been recognised through numerous Studbook Elite Gold awards as well as Boran Society top performance awards. Every animal born at Vastrap, has a birth and wean weight; their mother’s weight at weaning, and a 12 and 18 month weight. Every single SP stud animal is also DNA parentage verified. This ensures that Vastrap animals have accurate EBVs to inform our selection process and to help buyers choose animals that best fit their farming conditions and breeding objectives.