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All applicable protocol and legislation are adhered to since the inception of our investment in Buffalo in 2007. These measurements are also in tact on our neighboring farms.
Cottondale Game Ranch is blessed with a proud record of Buffalo sales of more than 100 all of which has tested disease free and delivered as such to satisfied clients.
Our initial herds were carefully selected from Northern Kruger, Madikwe, Buffalo Land and Barry Streicher and later complemented with animals from Thaba Tholo and Stud Game Breeders
Selected heifers and 34″ plus cows walk with the bull Klein Rooi (48,1/8″ 136 1/4 SCI at 8 years) son of the bull Rooi (48″) who with the bull Tyson Norman Adami (53″) comes from a famous herd in Madikwe.
Further selected cows walk with the Thaba Tholo bull Shaka (50")
Selected from the Crous Brothers and the Signature Wildlife Group. We are proud owners of some of the best Rhino genetics available.
Cottondale Game Ranch still celebrates the arrival of the exceptional young son of the Western Zambian sable bull Piet (53,5/8″) namely Duke (52" ) bought at Mr Piet Warren’s Sable Park auction 24 September 2015.
We however still take a bow to the phenomenal achievement by our stalwart bull Sam (these days affectionately referred to by Cottondale staff as “The Legend “) who singlehandedly produced 9 of the mothers and 4 of the grandmothers of the 43 outstanding bulls that were on offer at Mr Warren’s record breaking auction including of course Thometelo (51 ½”) that was one of the most sought after bulls in South Africa.
We salute Sam and his daughters with this outstanding achievement and quality stamp of approval as some of the best and most respected breeding material in South Africa.
We were therefore very fortunate to become owners of the bull Duke, a young giant, bred from the Gemsbok/Stamper genetic pool combined with the bull Piet.This excellent genetic makeup as manifested in Duke was scientifically integrated and introduced on carefully selected cows ; daughters of Sam as well as granddaughters of Sam born to our well known Western Zambian bull Assegai (47 2/8”) brother to other exceptional bulls namely Charlie ; Tsunami ; Black Jack and Zambezi.
The supreme genetic composition derived from Sam with added value from Assegai and then matched with Duke should surely make it one of the most diverse and sought after combinations brought together in recent times.”
The Roans in the Cottondale antelope breeding project were carefully and scientifically selected from prime resources, namely: Tswalo and Glen Lyon Reserves, Northern Cape and Namibia amongst others.
The resident breeding bulls are Yster 31” at nine years and Gariep 31,5” at six years, son of Majestic 34″ (Ellalien Davey Romaco Ranch). For connessieur investors it is worthwhile to note that including the heifers purchased from Glen Lion sired by 31″ bulls all female breeding stock at Cottondale were sired by a sought-after 31″+ bulls.
At Cottondale Game Ranch the grayish brown coat is abundantly tinged with strawberry red hair and our roan antelope display this colour as well as beautiful horn growth throughout their lifespan.
Apart from all other fascinating characteristics of the roan antelope, or any other game for that matter, the long ears and strawberry colour of the new-born roan calf must rate as one of the most beautiful sightings in the wild.
Cottondale Game Ranch once again endorsed the supreme growth potential and stable investment value of the scarce game industry with the acquisition of a further outstanding breeding herd of 19 golden wildebeest in 2015.
Expertly advised information set the ground rules for the selection of our golden wildebeest herds that consist of animals originating from proud herds of top breeders namely Beyers Gerber, Crous Brothers, Norman Adami, Pilansberg Gamebreeders and including Tuli genetics.
One of our breeding bulls namely Koevoet (28″,5/8) is a sought-after breeding bull that we purchased from Piet du Toit.
Apart from exceptional black ram acquired from Pilansberg Game Breeders, Cottondale bought some of the best black impala genetics when the bid was closed on the signature wildlife auction when we purchased a new breeding ram of 4 years and 22″,3/8 (Tip-to-tip: 12″,7/8) from Piet du Toit in the Eastern Cape
Sought after genetics from Lamara Wild, originating from Zimbabwe. 5 Generations of zero mortality. Adapted survivors in serious tic infested bush veld.
Selected animals from Namibia and 40" + cows and bulls from Wintershoek were introduced to our Northern Cape farm where they freely roam dunes, pans and flats.
18" Ram, Kryger, with big bodied Damara ewes were introduced on our Norhern Cape farm in 2018.