19th Elmic Beefmasters Production Sale
Elmic bulls are not just born, they
are tested and challenged.
We like to start the test group with about 180
of the strongest calves, they do the Veldbul
test under the watchful eye of Dr Hannes Dreyer
where they are expected to grow and develop
under natural conditions with nothing more than
a mineral lick as support.
At the end of the veld test a big cut is made,
with only about the top third of the bulls
going on to be tested further to become Elmic
bulls. The bulls that did not make the cut
undergo a different kind of test in a feedlot
where their growth, marbling and meat quality is
also monitored... after all, we are in the food
After the growth and Veldbul tests we monitor
their ability to walk and cover ground. Every
bull is walked 5 days a week to ensure that he
is fit and strong for the work ahead. The
walking very quickly reveals any underlying
problem a bull might have in his feet or
skeletal structure and he is removed from the
group immediately. Because a bull has to be a
bull, strict fertility testing is also done by
Dr Izak Hattingh from Willgerpoort Dierekliniek.
This year’s Elmic beefmaster bulls are a
stunning group of 45 that have made it through
every round of testing.
They have been tested and will continue to be
scrutinized till the sale on
25 July 2019.
We are proud of this year’s bulls, they are
truly the top of their class.