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It all starts with the first drop of rain, that first new grass sprout, the new season, that familiar black dot on the ultrasound screen……LIFE

Farm Cottage

The Landor Stud’s farm cottage is situated on the stud farm surrounded by farm animals. It is completely private with its own entrance to the farm, fully fenced and pet friendly.

The self-catering cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms with a queen size and two single beds. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, a lounge with a lovely freestanding fireplace and a scullery adjoining the open plan kitchen . The cottage has a Weber braai and a lovely covered patio. Please note that there is not a TV in our cottage – just come and relax.


The cottage was completely renovated in the first half of 2020 and opened its doors for business in June 2020.


All visitors are welcome to transverse all over the farm and come up to the main dwelling to experience the farm animals close up in the late afternoon.


Our area offers plenty of activities and some great and famous eateries. We are 90 min drive from the greater Johannesburg and Pretoria areas and a mere 50 minutes drive from the West Rand.


The Landor Stud farm lies at the foot of the well-known Breedt Nek pass famous for the Battle of Nooitchedacht on the 13th December 1900 in the Boer war. The pass also offers exceptional views and solitude. It can only be accessed by 4 x4 vehicles, mountain bikes, quad bikes and by foot.

Warmbloods

The Landor stud’s Warmblood sport horses are bred specifically for the Olympian discipline of showjumping, where by careful continuous selection and upgrading of our mare herd we strive to breed great talented and athletic sport horses for both amateur and professional riders alike with the emphasis on rideability, willing work-like nature, great soundness and a good safe mind.


After weaning the foals, they grow up together with the rest of the herd in a non-stressed environment in large pasture paddocks where we place great care on the management of all our grazing as we believe that good food and clean water contribute 95% to the health and development of the animal.


We back our youngsters at 3 and a half to four years of age where they are then produced into the sport and offered to the market.


All our reproduction work, general care, backing and producing of the young horses are done in-house at the Stud.

Meatmasters

Landor Stud’s Meatmaster Sheep Stud was established in May 2019 with the purchase of our first hand picked pure bred Meatmaster breeding ewes. The Meatmaster breed was established in the early 90’s as a fat tailed, woolless sheep bred from the two well known Damara and Dorper breeds as a meat producer.

Very specific superior genetic characteristics were sought after and bred onwards. Characteristics like great mother instincts, early and high fertility where twins are expected from their second lambing onwards, medium build with good limbs in order to cover great distances in the arid Karoo and extremely good area adaptability.

They are both browsers and grazers and have good parasitic resistance. The ewes wean good weaner lambs of good weight and meat quality.


Over the years the Meatmaster breed has grown exponentially in popularity and is very true to its slogan as “Nature’s moneymaker”.


At the Landor Stud we continue striving to breed superior animals by using in our reproduction programs Laparoscopy artificial frozen semen insemination from the best Meatmaster rams available to us. We will achieve full stud status with our animals in the next two generations of offspring and we are looking forward to becoming known as one of the top Meatmaster breeders of superior quality.

Dexters

The Landor Stud’s Dexter cattle stud was established in 2020 consisting of four young stud registered heifer cows. Shortly after arrival the first Dexter bull calf was born named Licorice.

The Dexter cattle breed is a dual cattle breed producing milk and meat. The breed is of small to medium build, extremely easy to handle and consume up to 30% less grazing than medium to large framed cattle maintaining themselves. To put this in a better perspective you can carry three adult Dexter cattle vs two medium to large build cattle on the same area of grazing. The Dexter cattle breed are hardy animals and easy to keep.
The genetic pool of Dexter cattle in South Africa is very small in relation to the more commercial cattle breeds, this creating the opportunity to breed with selective genetic material and new bloodlines for future breed development and value via frozen semen artificial insemination.


There is also a great demand for Dexter cattle for the small-scale farmer and small holder owner that just want some cattle to milk and keep the grass short, not to mention the incredible cute factor of this incredible breed.


Our vision for the Landor Stud’s Dexter herd is to build the herd up to a sustainable healthy productive herd with an inter-calf period of less than 360 days and a calf weaning weight at 270 days of more than 50% of the mother cow weight with a 98% weaning rate. Each cow should produce a healthy calf a year.