Inception

“A Breed for a Lifetime of Success that is hardy, drought and disease resistant.”
 

The development of the Hugenoot breed started in 1961 by Dennis Solomon and Daan Laubscher in the lush Lowveld of the Limpopo province, near Phalaborwa.

The aim was to develop a breed that would be adapted to their area which is rugged, tainted with severe tick-related diseases, extreme temperatures, erratic rainfall, and scarce feeding. A breed of cattle that was adaptable with the same capacity, on the same rangeland, that would produce more kilograms of sellable beef.

This breed was bred from the Afrikaner and Charolais cattle in a 40% to 60% relation respectively. The most outstanding characteristics of the foundation breeds have been captured in the then called “Huguenot”.

The Afrikaner Cattle Breed:

The Afrikaner's hardiness, great foraging ability, short smooth coat, natural tick resistance, heat-resistant pigmentation, high quality red meat, great calving ease, good mothering instincts, and longevity in combination.

The Charolais Cattle Breed:

With the Charolaise’s larger and sturdier constitution, good muscling, quick growth through all phases, good feed conversion ratio, high fertility, high bull libido and calm temperament.

Breed Registration:

  • In 1980 the breed became known as the Huguenot after the French Huguenots who immigrated to South Africa during 1688.
  • In 1995, the Hugenoot breed was given full recognition by the South African Stud Book Association®.
  • On 22 April 1996, the Hugenoot Cattle Breeders Club was established at Rivulet, near Nelspruit.
  • On 11 June 1998, the South Africa Hugenoot Cattle Breeders Association was established constituting seven members.

Currently there are more established breeders and progressive interest from potential new breeders – with several commercial breeders using Hugenoot cattle within their herds.

Breeders are spread across a wide ecological spectrum in South Africa, from the Free State through to the cold Highveld and the steep mountains of the Waterberg, to the warmer regions of the Bush-High- and Lowveld. All of these breeders praise the breed's adaptability to their highly variably regions.

Stud Breeders

CONTACT PERSON
NEAREST TOWN
TELEPHONE NUMBERS
STUD NAME
E-MAIL ADDRESS
FREE-STATE
       
JG Uys    Steynsrust 056 471 0865, 
082 375 9217    
Marnesdacht     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MC van Straten   Boshof 051 811 0957,
083 407 1485    
MC Trust This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Braam Olivier Frankfort 012 654 3119,
083 640 3226
Breivello Familie Trust This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jannie Odendaal   Kroonstad 082 854 7413 Ramkat Hugenoot Stoet   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
NORTHERN-CAPE
       
C F Stafford Vanzylsrust 082 569 3904,
083 287 7370
Stafvier Hugenote This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MPUMULANGA
       
JJ Potgieter Delmas

086 725 1014,
082 555 8735

JJ Potgieter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
LIMPOPO
       
Cliff Wiggill Tzaneen 015 307 2879,
015 307 1068,
079 518 3912
CCC Boerdery This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MJ Coetzee Levubu 086 218 5923
082 530 2563
RMW Trust This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dr MJ Geldenhuys Ellisras 014 736 2843
083 567 4717
Zeeland Hugenote This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Henk & Gerda van Rensburg Dendron 082 459 6663
082 345 1270
Koperkop Hugenoot Stoet This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.koperkop.co.za
AB Anbru Naboomspruit 086 321 0891
084 735 5617
014 743 0413
Anbru Boerdery Trust This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Las en Dalene van der Merwe Bela-Bela 083 253 9932
082 775 2261
New Harmony Trading This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pan en Mary Lochner   Vaalwater 014 765 0005
082 553 4135
Pan Lochner Boerdery This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Freddie en Dalene van Eyk Mokopane 015 491 2424
083 702 0963
Van Eyk Familie Trust This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Franci-Mari Van Heerden   Alma 083 449 3227
086 604 9191
Witrots Hugenote This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
James & Louise van Heerden Levubu 086 517 8329 Yethu Hugenote This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
WJJ Zietsman Tom Burke 082 374 8181 Zietsman Hugenote This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Place in the cattle market

 

 

"The Hugenoot is an economical, functional, and effective animal, which produces the maximum edible red meat."


 

 


Feedlots accept Hugenoot calves and Hugenoot crossbred calves eagerly, because they retain their Grade A3 classification while growing economically.

Furthermore, Hugenoot excel in feedlot performance due to an inbred ability to convert feed efficiently into lean meat. Optimum genetic size allows them to reach a market weight desired most by the packer and consumer, within relation to feeding.

It has been proven that the breed, as well as crossbreeds, produces edible, marketable meat with reduced fat and sizeable carcasses.

  
"Hugenoot cattle are made to grow in Phase C tests. Hugenoot are not only highly competitive, but could outshine alternate breeds with their favourable feed conversion rate and impressive average daily increment."

 



 

Crossbreeds

"It’s profitable to produce meat with Hugenoot studs, but they also perform very well in crossbreeding programs if you want a blast of hybrid power unleashed."

With a muscular and well-marbled carcass and a high ratio of lean to fat meat, the Hugenoot will hang a high yielding. Resulting in a “Choice to Prime” carcass at the most desirable market weight.

 

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